What's the Story with Ellen Lauren

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

What's the Story: Ellen Lauren

Spring 2019

Taught By: Sarah Montague

Section: A

CRN: 7747

Credits: 1

In this intensive weekend workshop, students will have the opportunity of working with acclaimed theatre director Anne Bogart and be exposed to her unique approach to storytelling for our time. “The stories that we tell determine nothing less than personal destiny,” asserts Bogart in her book What’s the Story. Students in this workshop with the founder of SITI Company--one of the country’s most influential and compelling theater ensembles--will be immersed in the practice of active storytelling as a form of both theatrical and social engagement, proposing to the world alternate ways for a society to organize itself. Over the course of a long weekend, students will engage in discourse and exercises exploring key concepts in Bogart’s philosophy of dynamic narrative. These include “narrative,” “error,” “limits,” “opposition,” “arrest,” “empathy,” “collaboration,” and “politics.” These will occur in the context of SITI Company. The workshop will culminate in a public presentation entitled “Quantum Entanglements,” referring to personal narratives that overlap and weave together. One of SITI’s philosophical keystones is that “The theatre is a gymnasium for the soul.” Participants in this class will get an intense workout.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:35pm 1/17/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 261

Date Range: 3/15/2019 - 3/15/2019

Days: Saturday

Times: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 464

Date Range: 3/16/2019 - 3/16/2019

Days: Sunday

Times: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 464

Date Range: 3/17/2019 - 3/17/2019