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Weekender with Lois Weaver: Create and Shape

Photo by Lori E. Seid


Create and Shape – a lab for performance makers, writers, directors and dramaturgs that explores relationships between the creating, editing and directing processes.

For 34 years Lois Weaver has been a writer, performer and director of her own work and the work of her company Split Britches. She has also functioned as a director, process guide and outside eye for solo artists such as Peggy Shaw, Stacy Makishi, Marissa Carnesky and Holly Hughes.

Create and Shape is a hands-on practical workshop that investigates the role of the shaper in the creative process. Lois will present strategies for working with or as a director, editor or dramaturg in all kinds of collaborative situations-including techniques for solo performers who might play these roles for themselves. She will explore ways to facilitate another artist’s vision, and ways to let others help you facilitate your vision. The workshop will also provide a space where participants can share experiences with various roles in the collaborative process and discuss how to harness the chaos of the creative process without destroying its force.

Artsadmin’s Weekenders are led by international artists renowned for their approach to creating performance, collaboration and participation. More of a lab than a masterclass, they are run in a spirit of play and collaborative experimentation – reflecting the lead artist’s own practice whilst responding to the interests of all the people in the room.


Date and time

18–19 January 2014

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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