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Adam R. Burnett and the Washburn University theatre department to host workshop

11/15/17 11:11 am CST
"The Ecstatic Unknown: Creating Immediate Theatre as an Ensemble."

     Topeka, Kan. – The Washburn University theater department and Adam R. Burnett will host a theatre workshop entitled “The Ecstatic Unknown: Creating Immediate Theatre as an Ensemble.” The workshop will take place Friday, Nov. 17, 2 to 4 p.m., in the Georgia Neese Gray Theatre in the Garvey Fine Arts building on the Washburn University campus.

      Over the course of two hours, participants will work on a hybrid of performative, poetic and practical skills to inform the creation of an entirely new work of performance. Participants should arrive warmed up, prepared to move, respond and create with joy and generosity of spirit. There will be refreshments offered, as well as a chance to visit with Burnett after the workshop.

        The event is free and the public is welcome but space is limited to 16 participants to allow for optimal interaction. Contact the Washburn University theatre department at 785-670-1639 or theatre@washburn.edu with questions about attending the workshop.

      Burnett is an award-winning playwright. His plays have been performed throughout the United States and in Lithuania – in festivals and main stage presentations. Most recently, he finished writing a new play entitled Tornado Drill in the Monkey House, a dire and absurd comedy on climate change and resilience. In January, his play HOLIDAYS IN / COYOTE will be presented at The Tank in New York City as part of the Exponential Festival.

      Burnett is also the artistic director for the Buran Theatre. Founded at the University of Kansas in 2007, Buran Theatre expanded to a network of satellite cities in 2008, and further expanded in 2009 with the inclusion of Albuquerque. The satellite cities now include New York City, Los Angeles, Albuquerque and Kansas City, Kan.

      Burnett attended Topeka High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in 2008.


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