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The Greatest Tool: Your Imagination

Devised theatre, visual theatre, and collaboration practices are the topics on the agenda of the theatre workshop, "The Greatest Tool: Your Imagination" on Monday, Sept. 19 in Orange Hall Theatre at SUNY Orange. Conducted by two experienced individuals, Carlo Adinolfi and Renee Philippi, the program runs from 1 to 3:45 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

"Devised theatre is a form of theatre where the script originates not from a writer or writers, but from collaborative, usually improvisatory, work by a group of people, usually, but not necessarily, the performers."  Adinolfi and Philippi will explain the ideas, techniques, and strategies that are essential to these three practices. Attendees will be led in the contemplation and early development of their own devised works.

Adinolfi and Philippi are co-artistic directors of Concrete Temple Theatre [CTT] a multi-disciplinary company that emphasizes the creation of compelling new theatre works, incorporating drama, dance, puppetry, devising, music, and the visual arts. The new works focus on the individual's struggle for identity and society's struggle for cohesion.

Adinolfi holds a BSc in Mathematics from Warwick University, a public research university in Coventry, England, UK. He went on to study dance at Goldsmith College in London and Dance Notation Bureau in NYC. He has done numerous residencies, received the Independent Artists Challenge Program Award, and teaches set design at Simon's Rock [early] College and Sarah Lawrence College.

Philippi received a BA from the University of Michigan at Flint and an MA in Creative Writing/English and an MFA in Theatre/Directing from CUNY. She is an alumna of the Women’s Project Directors Forum, Spiderwoman Theatre, and Ice Factory Festival. She has done many Artist-in-Residences. A member of a Lincoln Center's Directors Lab, she has directed and adapted plays in many states across the country as well as internationally.

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Dorothy Szefc
Cultural Affairs