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THE H.E.A.T. COLLECTIVE AT the AFC

Meet Jessica Litwak, the Artistic Director of the H.E.A.T. Collective and the new Director of Theatre Arts and Artist in Residence at the Arlene Francis Center.

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The Arlene Francis Center, The H.E.A.T. Collective & Creative Sonoma present:

EMMA GOLDMAN DAY

MARCH 9th 2019

2:00-9:30 pm.

Ten actors, three staged readings, three discussions and three meals.

Questions? Email: arlenefranciscenter@gmail.com

http://www.theheatcollective.org/emmagoldmanday/

Tickets available https://emmagoldmanday.brownpapertickets.com $25 for FULL DAY (3 plays, 3 meals)

Student and Senior discounts available ($15 with ID)
Love Anarchy and other Affairs, The Snake and the Falcon, Nobody is Sleeping

Written by Jessica Litwak  short video: https://youtube/DudJidYBPSE

Jessica Litwak's Emma Goldman Trilogy explores the life and work of the in/famous anarchist Emma Goldman.  Filled with excitement, humor and pathos, the plays portray Goldman's time in prison, her public life, and her relationship with her life-long comrade Alexander Berkman: one of the most unusual love stories of all time. The trilogy celebrates a life full of love, passion, and revolution. There will be a panel discussion and themed refreshments after each play. Panelists and actors will be announced shortly. Click button below to Audition.


2:00 Love, Anarchy and Other Affairs (circa 1901)

4:00 The Snake and The Falcon (circa 1919)

7:00 Nobody is Sleeping (circa 1936)

Join us for the discussions and the food between plays. Come for one or stay for all.Audience members who participate in the entire E.G. Day will receive a special gift!

Surrounding Events:

March 8th 6-9:

Celebration of International Women’s Day: Speakers and Discussions and Short Performances

March 10th 12-6

Afternoon workshop: Writing and Performing Women’s History

Taught by Jessica Litwak, this workshop is nurturing and fun. Participants each chose a woman of history, makes a puppet of her, then delve into writing and performing. Participants leave with a puppet, a monologue and a new toolbox of theatre skills. 2

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The Arlene Francis Center Presents: Writing The Revolution: Playwriting

Thursday nights 6:00-9:00pm

Feb. 14th, 21st, 28th

Mar 14th, 21st, 28th

April 4th, 11th

Reserve your spot: arlenefranciscenter@gmail.com, jessica.litwak@gmail.com

I am passionate about helping writers to move forward in their process and have had taught workshops in a variety of countries, and institutions. I like to encourage writers to discover their own revolutions: both inner self and outer world and inspire them towards the freedom of strong and clear expression. It will be an small group, and we will do one-on one sessions, as well as group work, using a variety of writing exercises and theatre practices.

Eight group meetings to work on a piece that we will help shepherd to completion; or to work on a variety of pieces in development.  Includes individual meetings with Jessica.

Weekly Peer Support Sessions with “writing buddies”. Final class will be an invited reading of student work.

JESSICA LITWAK, PH.D, DIRECTOR OF THEATRE ARTS, ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

JESSICA LITWAK, PH.D, DIRECTOR OF THEATRE ARTS, ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

THE ARLENE FRANCIS CENTER PRESENTS: PLAYING SHAKESPEARE

March 16th,  23rd  and 30th 12:00-6:00pm

Reserve your spot: arlenefranciscenter@gmail.com, jessica.litwak@gmail.com

Using voice, acting and text work based on Kristin Linklater’s work and Litwak’s studies at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, students will approach the work of Shakespeare through body, voice, intellect and heart. We will work on sonnets, soliloquies and scenes- discovering character, bringing precision and authenticity to the text. Participants will experience the soaring power of the plays and express joy through all emotions.

The three days of intensive work will culminate in an open class presentation. Work in this class may be developed towards future performance. Sliding scale tuition.

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The Arlene Francis Center Presents: Theatre of The Oppressed: Acting and Voice

Sunday afternoons 12:00-5:00pm

March 24th, March 31st and April 7th

12:00-5:00

Reserve your spot: arlenefranciscenter@gmail.com, jessica.litwak@gmail.com

Theatre of The Oppressed techniques, Playback Theatre and the Three Paradigms of Acting:  CRAFT (Developing the actor of precision through clarity of voice and speech, movement and expression), CREATIVE RISK (Developing the actor of ideas and vision through character work and composition)  TRUTHFUL EMOTION (Developing the actor of authenticity through kinesthetic, psychological and emotional spontaneity and moment by moment action / reaction) At the core of the work we will master the Litwak Voice Progression a technique for warming up the body and voice in preparation for expressive generosity. Merging theories and practices of classical acting, experimental performance, method work, and theatre for social change, students will attain a toolbox of skills for future exploration and practical use. Classes culminate in a presentation.