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Moment work : Tectonic Theater Project's process of devising theater / by Moisés Kaufman and Barbara Pitts McAdams with Leigh Fondakowski, George Pierotti, Andy Paris, Kelli Simpkins, Jimmy Maze, Scott Barrow.

Kaufman, Moisés, (author.). Pitts McAdams, Barbara, (author.). Fondakowski, Leigh, (author.). Pierotti, Greg, (author.). Paris, Andy, (author.). Kelli Simpkins, (author.). Maize, Jimmy, (author.). Barrow, Scott, (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9781101971772
  • ISBN: 1101971770
  • Physical Description: x, 307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, music ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.

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Introduction -- Part 1: Tectonic's antecedents, history, and approach. -- Antecedents : Postmodernism and deconstruction -- History -- Approach : The most prevalent process of playwriting ; Defining devised ; Form and content ; Theatrical narrative vs. dramatic narrative ; Collaboration ; The role of the theater artist -- Part 2: The Moment Work process. -- Level 1: Making moments : Prepping the space ; Introducing the elements of the stage ; Introducing the Moment Work construct: I begin/I end ; Two-person moments ; Group moments ; Concepts: Defining moments and Moment Work ; Architecture and space moments ; Concepts: Tools for critique ; Prop moments ; Concepts: Discursive power, logging, and sharing moments ; Costume moments ; Concepts: Discursive line, narrative flexibility, and layering ; Light moments ; Concepts: Tension, dynamic change, and scoring ; Sound moments ; Text moments ; Adding texts to preexisting moments ; Some additional elements -- Level 2: Constructing short narratives : Consecutive sequencing ; Moment layering ; Context ; Additional structuring tools -- Level 3: Creating a piece : The hunch ; Source material ; Organizing principles ; Using throughlines ; The plays: Gross indecency: the three trials of Oscar Wilde ; The Laramie Project ; I am my own wife ; 33 variations ; One arm ; The Laramie Project: ten years later ; Uncommon sense -- Part 3: Essays. -- What do we bring into the room? / Andy Paris -- Interview technique, research, and fieldwork: muster some nerve and embark / Greg Pierotti -- A team of dramaturgs / Jimmy Maize -- Writing into form: creating The People's Temple / Leigh Fondakowski -- Brecht and the use of the narrator in Tectonic plays / Moisés Kaufman -- Devising a Moment Work play with college students / Kelli Simpkins.
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"A detailed guide to the collaborative method developed by the acclaimed creators of the plays The Laramie Project and Gross Indecency"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Tectonic Theater Project.
Drama > Technique.
Theater > Production and direction.
PERFORMING ARTS > Theater > History & Criticism.
PERFORMING ARTS > Theater > Playwriting.
PERFORMING ARTS > Theater > Stagecraft & Scenography.

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