The Time: The all-time low The Place: Box City, USA The Players: Anyone, everyone, we're all one step away The Problem: Loss, helplessness, hopelessness, dehumanization, demonization The Proposition: Love, humanization, healing…hope?
Supported in part by a grant from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission and Playhouse PALS, ShortBurst® Theatre is a collaboration in which professional artists, tyro performers and members of the community at large have pooled their resources, their time, and their concerns, to create theatre that is relevant on a personal, local and global level.
Helmed by Playhouse co-artistic director Chris DeCarlo, written by Playhouse Playwright-in-Residence Evelyn Rudie, crafted and performed by Martin Cohen, Jim Corbett, Linda Kohn, Eléonore Nebot and Berkeley Sanjay, who does double duty as assistant director.
The unique approach of Actors’ Workshop allows beginners through professionals from all walks of life to explore and expand personal boundaries, discover how to make powerful choices, rediscover creativity and authenticity, conquer the critic within and bridge the gap between the text and the inner artist’s voice. Students put their skills into practice through the live performance of a play (not a showcase) in each session, members hone their skills in class, working with text, scene work, improvisation, physical theatre exercises, and character development, and then discover just how effective they are in performance of a ShortBurst® play they help to create. Interested in learning more about the Actors' Workshop and how to participate in the next ShortBurst® Theatre production?