Multidisciplinary Performance and Media Artist Robert Lepage
2012 Recipient of the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT
Performance and Design Practicum:
Spring Semester 2012
21M.805, Units: 0-3-3
Robert Lepage launches the workshop
Sunday, February 12, 10-3 PM
Read an MIT News story on the February 12 Workshop
The Performance and Design Practicum provides MIT students the opportunity to work with the internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary performance and media artist Robert Lepage on a creative project over several months. The project will be launched on Sunday, February 12th, when members of the class will participate in a workshop devoted to exploring the creative process through the theme of playing cards with Lepage. The initial workshop with Lepage is focused on the development of a performance piece, but students may choose to develop installations, computer games, works of music or nearly any other creative project. Students will present these projects for feedback from Lepage and continued development on Tuesday, April 24 during the class period when he returns to campus for the 2012 Eugene McDermott Award and residency.
The practicum is lead by Sara Brown (Scenic Designer/Production Manager) is a scenic designer based in Cambridge, MA. Recent designs include stage design for World of Wires at The Kitchen in New York City, projection design for Island created by the DC based dance company Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co, scenic design for A House in Bali which was featured in BAM’s Next Wave series in 2010. Future projects include collaborations with The Sideshow Theater Company in Chicago and ART Institute in Cambridge, MA. She holds and MFA in Scenic Design from the University of Virginia. She is the Director of Design for MIT Music and Theater Arts.