6pm – 9pm
DAN WOLF – SOUND IN THE SILENCE: USING THE NARRATIVE OF LOCATION TO CREATE NEW PERFORMANCE
Sound in the Silence is the process of using tough historical locations to inspire the creation of new performance. Since 2011 the project has developed new work from concentration camp memorial sites to the shores of Angel Island. Through a multi-disciplinary approach (education, experience, expression) we work with direct engagement in art-making as a means to understand history, ourselves, and each other. This workshop will use the history of Live Oak Park to re-imagine the spaces in-between our collective memories and result in short performances that articulates our connections, motivates us to action, and inspires new avenues of creative expression.
What to wear: Casual for indoor and outdoor work
What to bring: Students should spend some time researching Live Oak Park and the surrounding areas and bring 1 – 3 ideas that peak their curiosity about what they discovered. They should bring preferred method of writing – pen/paper, computer. whatever works.
Dan Wolf is an actor, rapper, playwright, and educator who is currently a part of the Resident Playwrights Initiative at the Playwright Foundation. His work crosses artistic and cultural borders to combine conventional theater styles with the themes, language, music, history, politics, and aesthetics of the Hip-Hop generation. Dan is the Artistic Director of Sound in the Silence, an experiential art education project that uses history to inspire new performance and creative expression. Dan was also a founding member of Felonious, the critically acclaimed Hip Hop music and theater collective “known to turn Hip Hop shows into ass-shaking Musical Theater.”
Dan is currently developing Curren$y, an all-female rap adaptation of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice and End of the Silence, a podcast play about the untimely death of an artist from Hamburg. His play Daylighting was produced by Shotgun Players in 2014. His play Stateless, a hip-hop and beatbox infused theatrical collaboration with Tommy Shepherd, balancing German and Jewish history with the problems of racism and the African American experience, has been produced in San Francisco, Hamburg and New York. His play “Angry Black White Boy”, based on the novel by Adam Mansbach, premiered at Intersection for the Arts in October 2008, ran for 12 sold-out weeks and was named Top Ten Best Theater Plays by the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner. His play “Beatbox: A Raparetta” (co-authored with Tommy Shepherd) has been produced in San Francisco, Oakland, Petaluma, Germany, and at the New York Hip Hop Theater Festival. “Beatbox” is published by TCG in the Hip Hop Theater anthology “Plays from the Boom Box Galaxy”.
Dan was recently featured on Undercover Presents Tribute Album to A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders on the song “Keep It Rollin”. His studio work with Felonious includes the albums Fight For Light, The List,Bust-a-Nursery Rhyme, Produce Section: Vol 1, Up To Somethingand Live City. Felonious has shared the stage with The Roots, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Premier, Black Eyed Peas, Zion I, Living Legends, Radioactive, Crown City Rockers, Psychokinetics, Shotgun Wedding Quintet, Raw Deluxe, and Dynamic.
8 persons max per class.
All classes will be at Live Oak Theater, Berkeley
Individual session: $90
4 PACK: $280 ($70 per session)
8 PACK: $520 ($65 per session)
16 PACK: $960 ($60 per session)
Inquire and reserve your slots with Laura Espino: firstname.lastname@example.org