FEATURED CLASS: Runaway Puppets with Johanna Winters
January 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - February 27, 2019 @ 8:30 pm | $175 | Enroll
Wednesdays, January 9 through February 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm
$175 (members $157.50)
In this class, students will collaborate with the Lawrence Arts Center Performing Arts department to construct large-scale, wearable masks and sculptures for the spring production of The Runaway Orchestra, an original work by Ric Averill. Through an exploration of puppetry, caricature, and costume design, students will gain experience in constructing wearable sculpture for a theatrical production.
In Spring 2018, Johanna designed, directed, and produced a live shadow-puppet performance and video projection that addressed the lack of popular understanding of female desire, and how it is enacted, inhibited, sustained, and diminished over a lifetime. In her current work, Johanna explores the anxieties of aging women and their shame, vanity, restraint, disappointment, and pleasure and confronts the social conditioning that perpetuates the repression of female sexuality, empowerment, and agency.