Current Session Facilitators
REBECCA GOLDBERG is a “slash” theater artist (director/playwright/actor/producer) and a member of The Field’s Steering Committee. She is co-director of Blank Stage Theater, which produced David Auburn’s Proof in 2011, and recently directed Pandora and the Box for eSe Teatro’s Nuevo y Solo. Her plays and solo theater work have been seen at Annex’s Spin the Bottle, Seattle SWAN Day at ACT, Key City Theater, Stone Soup, and Theater Babylon. Her creative obsessions are new work, ensemble-generated work, and multidisciplinary collaborations. Artist website.
NANCY CALOS-NAKANO has worked in the Arts & Entertainment industry since 1977 in various genres and in numerous capacities. She has been involved with over 120 organizations and a board member to many. Currently, an arts advocate, teaching artist and program developer for Cultural Art Projects, she sits on the NW FolkLife Festival, Trusted Advocates, Seattle Storytelling Guild and RockIt Beacon Arts boards. Nancy’s work focuses in diversity, as well as multi-ethnic heritage organizations such as Mavin and relishes the cultivation of partnerships and collaborations
VANESSA DEWOLF (Spring 2013), former director of the Field-Seattle, has been facilitating Field Sessions for nearly two decades and is committed to useful, reflective, and practical feedback for the artist as she develops her work-in-progress. She has also been running two process oriented studios, Studio Current & PROJECT: Space Available, for nearly a decade. Studio Current is a curated community space that hosts 14-26 artists each year in 6-8 month creative residencies; artists that have taken part in the seasons have developed work for On the Boards Northwest New Works Festival, Velocity’s Next Fest, the A.W.A.R.D Show, and many have gone on to independently produce full evenings of their own work. PROJECT: Space Available is 1-2 month immersive residencies for performance-installation artists, curated in December, 6-8 artists are selected to create site-responsive work in the space. Vanessa is primarily a poetic improvising performance-installation artist. She created “Score for an Unrehearsed Ensemble” in the 2012 On the Boards Northwest New Works Festival, which included handmade paper costumes, 43 performers, and improvised performance, lighting, and set design. She has performed throughout Seattle for nearly two decades and has performed poetry readings, installations, and more.
KARL THUNEMANN (Fall 2012) is primarily a writer, with a penchant for solo performance. He is working on a novel that explores the process of getting to know the diverse inner personalities who squat within nearly every one of us. During the session he is more likely to tell stories about characters and themes than to bring readings.
WYLY ASTLY (Fall 2012) is a mixed media and installation artist. She collects found manmade and natural materials then uses sewing, knitting, crochet and felting to join, assemble, obscure and otherwise amalgamate the items. The sculptural results may stand alone or be incorporated into site-specific installations. If you want to see more about her work, please look at her artist website.