ITHEA-UT 230 | 8 units | Instructor: K. Kuhlke
An accomplished faculty of international theatre artists including master teachers from the Experimental Theatre Wing and European companies and conservatories teach classes. Regular faculty include: Kevin Kuhlke (founder and director of ITW), Mary Bitel (founder of Girlspace), Richard Armstrong (founding member of the Roy Hart Theater), Andrew Wade (head of voice, Royal Shakespeare Company, resident Shakespeare coach at The Public Theater and Julliard), Paul Binnerts (Dutch director and playwright, faculty of Amsterdam Theater School), Karelmaria DeBoeck (former lead mask/acting teacher, Utrecht Conservatory and De Kleine Akadamie, Brussels), Orlando Pabatoy (Master Clown Teacher) Muriel Herault (former lead dancer and dance captain, Ultima Vez Brussels),Nora Heilmann (Jivamukti Yoga Center) and Fabian Santarciel (Het Veem Theater and Amsterdam Theater School).
Further instruction by visiting guest artists has included master classes with Bill Irwin, Kristin Linklater, Steve Wangh (author of Acrobat of the Heart), Paul Langland (Meredith Monk’s The House), Mary Overlie (originator of the Viewpoints), Saskia Hegt (Manhattan Theater Project), Miriam Goldschmidt and Bruce Myers (both from Peter Brook’s International Company), Katie Duck (founder of Magpie Dance Company), Ivo van Hove (Toneelgroep Amsterdam) Chris Bayes (Clowning), Annie Piper (Yoga), Franc Bruyere (lalala Human Steps), and Erhardt Stiefel (Théâtre du Soleil).
During the program students will also attend several performances and talk backs with the directors including new work at the Over Het Ij Festival, Company Vis a Vis as well as internationally acclaimed work at the Julidans Festival and the Toneelgroep Amsterdam.