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David Herskovits, the Artistic Director of Target Margin Theater Company in New York, shares his approach to theater-making in this workshop for Princeton students.

What on earth do we think we are doing? When we make theater, or go to it, we typically bring all kinds of unspoken assumptions. What is good; what is a play; what is acting; and so on. Thoughtful artists have been demolishing these assumptions for generations. How have they done that? Why have they done it, and what inspiration can we draw from them? Most excitingly of all, what are the assumptions we bring to our work, and how could replace them with a vibrant examined challenging attitude toward the work we make and the way that work remakes our world.

Workshop participants will try to open up this (endless) conversation a little bit, by doing some making and then talking, too. Then the group will reserve some time to talk about the life/work choices and decisions Herskovits has made and anyone else might consider.

FREE and open to the public.

See the full list of spring 2020 theater workshop offerings at arts.princeton.edu/thr-workshops

ABOUT

david seated in chair expressive handsDAVID HERSKOVITS is the Founding Artistic Director of Target Margin Theater. He has directed dozens of plays and operas for TMT and other theaters, festivals, and universities all over, including The Spoleto Festival USA, Lincoln Center Festival, The Bonn Biennale, The Kitchen, Mass MoCA, and many others. Target Margin was awarded a special OBIE Award in 2019, with this citation: The roster of artists whose career has started and been nurtured at this theater is both staggering and ever-growing, as is the list of productions and creative partnerships that continue to bolster their ongoing contribution to the theatrical landscape.

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