New Mini-Session Announced – Starting May 7th!

The response to our spring session was so amazing that Vanessa DeWolf has offered to do a mini-session.

NEW MINI SESSION ANNOUNCED – 

Mini Session – Mixed Discipline – Six weeks
Cost: $50 for Members/ $60 for Non-members
Time: May 7 – June 11, Tuesdays 7-9pm
Location: Studio Current
in the heart of the pike/pine corridor on Capitol Hill
Click HERE to Register

What is Mixed Disciplines? This means artists working in all mediums and art forms are welcome in this session. We are thrilled to include the whole range of creative expressions. Mixed discipline sessions can be super invigorating because you get a lot of different perspectives on your work, and even find artists working in other mediums have new perceptions. ALL ART FORMS ARE WELCOME….some forms that have been in sessions: performance artists, visual artists, fiber-artists, writers, performers, essayists, poets, prose-writers, actors, singers, choreographers, dancers, interdisciplinary artists, and more. These sessions are Vanessa’s specialty–she brings almost 20 years of working in the intersections of form and has delightedly facilitated rigorous discussions and feedback for many kinds of artists.

VANESSA DEWOLF, 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.

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Spring Field Session Announced!

 

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Mixed Disciplines (all art forms welcome)

Facilitator: VANESSA DEWOLF (& Special Guests)
SUNDAYS APRIL 14 – JUNE 16
3-5:30 PM
Studio Current
in the heart of the pike/pine corridor on Capitol Hill
$100/$90 for Field Members

Click HERE to register!

 

The Field-Seattle is pleased to welcome back former director and longtime facilitator, Vanessa DeWolf, to the facilitator’s chair (and by chair, we also mean any corner of the floor that she happens to be sitting on at the moment). Vanessa is devoted to artists in their creative process and to the articulation of deep reflective feedback. She hasn’t facilitated a Field session in 4 years, so this one is sure to be exciting and energizing.

What is Mixed Disciplines? This means artists working in all mediums and art forms are welcome in this session. We are thrilled to include the whole range of creative expressions. Mixed discipline sessions can be super invigorating because you get a lot of different perspectives on your work, and even find artists working in other mediums have new perceptions. ALL ART FORMS ARE WELCOME….some forms that have been in sessions: performance artists, visual artists, fiber-artists, writers, performers, essayists, poets, prose-writers, actors, singers, choreographers, dancers, interdisciplinary artists, and more. These sessions are Vanessa’s specialty–she brings almost 20 years of working in the intersections of form and has delightedly facilitated rigorous discussions and feedback for many kinds of artists.

VANESSA DEWOLF, 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.

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CALLING ALL ACTORS: HONE YOUR AUDITION SKILLS

The Field-Seattle is pleased to offer Seattle-area actors a six-week opportunity to hone their audition skills!

For more than twenty years, The Field has been a forum for artists of all stripes—from dancers to playwrights to photographers to solo artists—to present their work at all stages of development and receive feedback.

The Fieldwork “reflective feedback” process respects the artist’s primary role as creative decision-maker and leaves it to him/her to decide whether and how to make use of the feedback. We’re excited to learn how this work might benefit actors in developing audition material and honing their audition craft. Our aim is not to suggest material, coach performance, offer corrections, or give advice on how to get cast. Instead, we provide participants an ongoing opportunity to receive peer-level feedback regarding how their audition might be perceived by potential auditors—always allowing the actor to make the adjustments as he or she sees fit.

Participants can bring new material to each session, or continue refining the same piece throughout the six-week session.

  • When: Sundays, Jan 6 to Feb 10 from 12 to 2:30pm
  • Where: Studio Current on Capitol Hill in Seattle, Address: 1417 10th Ave (between Union & Pike, down the hall behind the Sweatbox Yoga Studio)
  • Who: Actors of all levels who are interested in receiving feedback on their audition material
  • Cost: $60 or $50 for Field Members (anyone who has participated in a Field Session in the past). Payable online or at the second session.
  • Size: Maximum 10 participants
  • Bring: Your audition material. We suspect that this process will work best if you come with work that is not completely new to you, at the very least memorized and ready to explore. Plus pen and paper so you can take notes.
  • Register: Secure a spot by registering now. Just click HERE.To learn more contact thefieldseattle@gmail.com. Further questions welcomed!
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Online Poetry Workshop with Dana Elkin, Poet, Inspiring Teacher, and Field Facilitator

Dana, a tremendous poet and inspiring teacher, will be remembered by old Field hands for the writers’ session she facilitated for several years at Richard Hugo House.
Here is a chance for Seattle fans of Dana Elkun to work with her again, even though she has moved away.

Lighthouse Online Poetry Workshop
10/22/12 – 12/14/12

This ongoing workshop focuses on your poems—writing them, reading them, listening to them, and discussing them. Every week we’ll take a close look at a few participant poems in the middle stages of composition. At the same time, we’ll read some old and new published poems for hints as to how they tick. Most importantly, perhaps, we’ll write new poems or pre-poems using exercises as a starting point. Throughout, we’ll discuss and think about what a poem might be rather than what it should be. Join us at any stage in your exploration of poetry.

Visit this link for more details and to register:

https://lighthousewriters.org/workshop/detail/id/357/

 

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Mixed Discipline Session Starts Sunday, Oct. 7 — Sign Up Today

Visual Arts, Verbal Arts — And A Swan Song

Facilitated by Wyly Astley & Karl Thunemann

Sundays, noon to 2:30     Oct. 7 thru Dec. 9  

Mixed Discipline sessions give us the joy of seeing the work of artists whose perceptions may be fundamentally different from our own, and hearing how they receive our work. If you’ve ever done a mixed discipline session in The Field-Seattle, you know how exhilarating this can be.

Facilitators

Wyly Astley
Karl Thunemann.

About the themes

We hope the session will include several visual artists. Too often in the past our visual artists have been solitary participants amid a pack of performers and writers. At the same time some of these visual artists say they don’t want this session to be solely about visual art. To this point Karl solemnly promises not to bring in ANY visual art–at least none that he has made himself. And of course others who take this pledge are also welcome.

Also, this session will mark Karl’s swan song as a Field facilitator. He has been facilitating Field sessions for eight years, and it is time to leave the Field to talented new artists such as Wyly to facilitate sessions and help the Field chart a new course.

About the Field 

The Fieldwork “reflective feedback” process respects the artist’s primary role as creative decision-maker and leaves it to him/her to decide whether and how to make use of the feedback. We’re excited to learn how this work might benefit actors in developing audition material and honing their audition craft.

A Field session is not a class. It is a group of artists, co-facilitated by peer-participants. We do not aim to function as editors or directors, but to give one another generous feedback about what we have seen or heard in their work and how it affects us. All artists are welcome.

MIXED DISCIPLINES

Sundays, Noon to 2:30 PM
Oct. 7 – Dec. 9, 2012

COST – $100/$90 for members

REGISTRATION

When you click on the registration button, it automatically defaults to the member status.
If you are new to the field, please select non-member which is located underneath the central frame. Thanks.

Online donation system by ClickandPledge

If you have questions about the session, please email thefieldseattle@gmail.com

 

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CALLING ALL ACTORS: Hone Your Audition Skills This Summer!

REGISTRATION HAS BEEN CLOSED.  WE WILL OFFERING THIS FIELD SESSION LATER IN THE YEAR.  STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION!

The Field-Seattle is pleased to offer Seattle-area actors a six-week opportunity to hone their audition skills!

For more than twenty years, The Field has been a forum for artists of all stripes—from dancers to playwrights to photographers to solo artists—to present their work at all stages of development and receive feedback.

The Fieldwork “reflective feedback” process respects the artist’s primary role as creative decision-maker and leaves it to him/her to decide whether and how to make use of the feedback. We’re excited to learn how this work might benefit actors in developing audition material and honing their audition craft. Our aim is not to suggest material, coach performance, offer corrections, or give advice on how to get cast. Instead, we provide participants an ongoing opportunity to receive peer-level feedback regarding how their audition might be perceived by potential auditors—always allowing the actor to make the adjustments as he or she sees fit.

Participants can bring new material to each session, or continue refining the same piece throughout the six-week session.

  • When: Thursdays, July 12 to Aug 16, 7-9:30pm
  • Where: Studio Current on Capitol Hill in Seattle, Address: 1417 10th Ave (between Union & Pike, down the hall behind the Sweatbox Yoga Studio)
  • Who: Actors of all levels who are interested in receiving feedback on their audition material
  • Cost: $60 or $50 for Field Members (anyone who has participated in a Field Session in the past). Payable online or at the second session.
  • Size: Maximum 10 participants
  • Bring: Your audition material. We suspect that this process will work best if you come with work that is not completely new to you, at the very least memorized and ready to explore. Plus pen and paper so you can take notes.
  • Register:  To learn more contact thefieldseattle@gmail.com. Further questions welcomed!
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Field Members participating in Swan Day Celebration of Women Playwrights

Come out and support Field members Lea Galanter, Rebecca Goldberg and Karen Kinch as they celebrate SWAN Day in Seattle!

Don’t miss two evenings of womanly wit and wisdom in plays written by local playwrights in celebration of SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now Day). DramaQueen presents readings of one-act plays Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 at A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) in Seattle. Be a part of the festivities going on around the globe celebrating SWAN Day, the international holiday that caps off Women’s History Month and highlights women artists and their contributions.

This year’s celebration features the works of Caitlin Gilman, Rebecca Goldberg, Karen Kinch, Mara Lathrop, Babs Lindsay, Louise Penberthy, and Christine J. Schmidt. Performances are at 7 p.m. in the Eulalie Scandiuzzi Space at ACT. Admissions is free; to reserve your seat, contact the ACT Box Office at 206-292-7676.

SWAN Day is an annual event, facilitated by WomenArts, that focuses on imagining a world that fully integrates women’s art and perspectives. Its long-term goal is to inspire people to recognize and support women artists as part of their community. For more information about SWAN Day events happening around the world, visit www.swanday.org.

WomenArts (www.WomenArts.org) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women artists. With an emphasis on women in film, video, and theatre, it provides online networking, advocacy, and fundraising services to thousands of visitors a day.

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Spring Session Announced

Is it time for you to delve back into some reflective feedback?

MIXED-DISCIPLINE SESSION (all genres welcome)

Mondays 7:00-9:30pm
March 5 – May 7, 2012
COST: $100/$90 for members

REGISTRATION

When you click on the registration button, it automatically defaults to the member status.
If you are new to the field, please select non-member which is located underneath the central frame. Thanks.

Online donation system by ClickandPledge

If you have questions about the session, please email thefieldseattle@gmail.com

FACILITATORS:

A K Mimi Allin
Wyly Astley

LOCATION

Studio-Current (Capitol Hill)
1417 10th Ave #C
Seattle, WA 98122

SESSION STRUCTURE

  • 10 weeks (8 weeks in summer), often concludes with informal showing for invited guests
  • 2½ hour sessions
  • Max # of participants (including facilitators) 10, min 4
  • Field sessions begin and end promptly

In each individual session, we:

-determine who intends to show work
-do a warm-up exercise (optional, time and interest permitting)
-show work (informal 10-minute limit, though arrangements can be made for a longer works)
-have a brief break (optional, time and interest permitting)
-gather in a circle
-give feedback, piece by piece, in the order shown (time for feedback equally allotted)
-have a closing discussion (optional, time and interest permitting)

SESSION DECORUM

Field sessions follow guidelines designed to maximize group function and cohesiveness, to create a safe environment, to optimize each artist’s ability to receive feedback about his/her work and to help focus sessions on the work rather than the artist.

ATTENDANCE

A commitment to the group is essential. Momentum can waver when participants skip sessions, so regular attendance is important. To develop an atmosphere of trust, participants commit to attending every week regardless of whether or not they have work to show.

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Field Member Project: Reading of Al Frank’s “It’s Not Stealing”

Northwest Playwright’s Alliance presents “It’s Not Stealing” by Al Frank as part of its monthly reading series. The reading will take place February 14 at 7pm at the Seattle Rep and is free and open to the public.

Al was a member of The Field-Seattle’s very first playwrights session, where he much of “It’s Not Stealing” was developed. This fall he began a two year playwrights residency in The Seattle Repertory Theatre’s inaugural Writers Group, which is a part of the Rep’s New Play Program.

Congratulations, Al!

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Mini Feedback Session with Mimi Allin Begins Nov. 7

Hello, Everyone –

You’ve been hearing about Mimi Allin for months, even years. Her work is provocative. Her feedback is challenging. Other artists find her inspiring. Sometimes you tell yourself, “I want to be in a session with Mimi, and cut free from my inhibitions.”

Here is your chance! Mimi will be conducting a Mixed Discipline session on Monday nights. Come, and bring a friend. This is a short session, so we will hit the ground running.

Mondays, Nov. 7 to Dec. 5, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Mixed Disciplines

Facilitator: A K Mimi Allin

A K Mimi Allin first came to Seattle’s attention big-time back in 2006, when she assumed the mantle of “The Poetess at Green Lake” and spent every Sunday in the park for a year, sharing and receiving poems with passersby. Since then this conceptual artist has conducted more than a score of events, many of them providing opportunities for other artists to pursue work on their interests. Nobody who was there will forget these studies: In White, In Melancholy or In Memory. Mimi spent the summer conducting a pilgrimage, Tahoma Kora–not only walking around Mount Rainier but performing prostrations most of the way.

Mimi is a member of the Field Steering Committee. If you want to see more about her work, please look at her website. It’s a virtual certainty: If you take part in this session, you’ll be inspired–and challenged

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