Devising: ERS

School of Drama:

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Devising: ERS

Summer 2021

Taught By: Stephen Brown-Fried

Section: A

CRN: 2597

Credits: 1

Elevator Repair Service (ERS) is a 30-year old company that creates work from traditionally non-theatrical sources such as Supreme Court transcripts, debates,YouTube videos and works of literature (our best known piece is Gatz, a 6 1/2 hour marathon performance of The Great Gatsby). ERS will offer a course on creating original, ensemble-generated performance. Participants work with ERS ensemble members to create short works from unconventional sources, including found objects, literature, video clips, and home environments reconceived as site-specific performance spaces. The workshop teaches techniques for creating work with available materials, using space limitations as inspiration, and developing creative instincts. Each successive session will add material to a larger project presented at the course’s conclusion. These intensive sessions introduce participants to ERS and its history and its process, as well as to innovative ways to conceive and create new work.

College: School of Drama (DR)


Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 9

Add/Drop Deadline: July 14, 2021 (Wednesday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: August 7, 2021 (Saturday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 1:51pm 9/20/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 7/12/2021 - 8/14/2021