BOBBIE STEINBACH, Actors' Shakespeare Project,
Bobbie will embark on a series of trainings to stretch the boundaries of her physical work and explore new art forms, then integrate these practices into Actors' Shakespeare Project’s workshop of her one-woman show, In Bed with the Bard. She will also devise a piece with the women of ASP, I Am Lear, which she has been developing with ASP company member and former Fox Fellowship recipient, Paula Plum. This multi-media, movement and voice-based project looks at aging, loss, diminishment of power, and the subsequent gaining of clarity, truth and self-awareness. As part of the devising process Bobbie and colleagues will work with community seniors from the Newbridge Center in Dedham, MA and Miller's River Housing Group for Underserved Seniors in Cambridge, MA. This integrated project models the role an artist can play as a professional actor, mentor, director, teacher, and collaborator—something that sits at the heart of ASP's work. Bobbie will also create and run workshops for older actors, which will encourage them to take charge of their creative energy and find new ways to expand their professional skills.