Open Call – Workshop by Blitztheatregroup past 22 October - 1 November 2015 Event Type Open Call, Workshop For the occasion of Home Works 7. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORKSHOP A workshop for 12 actors/performers proposed for the occasion of the presentation of Late Night by Blitztheatregroup during Home Works 7 at Beryte Theatre, November 16th and November 17th, 2015. The workshop is divided into two parts: Part One: Galaxy Galaxy is a Dadaist game of improvisation with rules. The performers tell the stories of persons, famous or not, historical events, notions, theories, objects, and words that no longer exist. They introduce themselves as dead people or dead references and edit their brief biographies in real time, describing how they died and what they miss from being alive. Galaxy uses historical and collective memory as the basic tool of narration as a new approach to dealing with the feeling of being confronted by the certitude of death. As well as exploring, using the principle of devised theater where the actor is the center of the creative process, what it means to be writing on stage. Part Two: The Institute of Global Solitude The Institute of Global Solitude is a fictional research institute dedicated to the notion of solitude. The institute’s ambition is to form a concrete mapping of solitude, using material from all the fields of human thought – philosophy, art, theater, poetry, politics, history, etc.– to establish the first Museum of Global Solitude. Part two concentrates on the process of dramaturgy, its rules, how one can create a cohesive piece through collecting diverse material. Date of the workshop in Beirut: 6 days from the 18th till the 23rd of November, 10am-4am / 11am-5pm Language: English – Arabic Deadline: November 1st, 2015 – send CV, pictures and motivation letter by email to Delphine Leccas (firstname.lastname@example.org) The workshop is open to all profiles (professional and nonprofessional, actors, performers, artists etc.) without an age limitation. ABOUT BLITZTHEATREGROUP Blitztheatregroup is a creative collective formed in 2004 by artists Yorgos Valais, Angeliki Papoulia and Christos Passalis. Through a nonhierarchical and equal involvement approach to production, the collective’s plays grapple with how to represent an ever-changing world that is riddled with complexity. In 2006, Blitztheatregroup launched its first production, Motherland, followed by New Order (2007), Joy Division and Katerini (2009). Subsequent productions include Cinemascope (2010), Galaxy (2011) which ran in Athens, Reims, and Berlin, and Guns!Guns!Guns which debuted at Théâtre de la Ville de Paris and will continue to travel for three years in France and Germany. The group’s latest productions, Don Quixote and Late Night, have travelled to major theaters and festivals in France, Germany, and Italy.