Round 3

Extraordinary Potential:

Bill Barclay, Shakespeare & Co, Lenox, MA

Bill will travel with the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre to Bali to study traditional Balinese dance, yoga, Alexander technique, shadow puppetry, mask making and theatrical/religious ritual. In 2009/2010, he will work with actor/composer/playwright Rinde Eckert at the University of Iowa and Irina Brook’s company in Paris. Towards the end of his residency, he will work on his clown with Christopher Bayes. Bill will develop a multi-disciplinary approach to acting Shakespeare and create solo work through syntheses of poetry, music, movement, clown and ritual.

Tami Dixon, City Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

Employing techniques learned from workshops with Keith Johnstone, The Ping Chong Company and actor/writer Lisa Kron, Tami Dixon will embark on a journey towards the development of Slope Stories, a performance piece that will use stories from City Theatre’s neighbouring community members as source material. The fellowship will ultimately advance Tami’s training in innovative approaches to character development.

Hoon Lee, Lark Play Development Center, NY

During his residency at the Lark, Hoon will participate in the Playwrights’ Workshop, Studio Retreats, Barebones productions and the international exchange. With Artistic Director, John Eisner, he will also develop an exploratory Playwright-Actor project with a playwright. Hoon will work closely with Lark artistic advisor Olympia Dukakis, who will mentor him during his fellowship.

Zishan Ugurlu, La MaMa E.T.C., NY

Zishan will travel to Iran, Dubai, London and Los Angeles and will study the three following areas: Muslim women in the world; Muslim women in their home nation and Muslim women and men together in the same space in the context of ritual. Through her experiences abroad and at home, Zishan’s goal is to develop her imagination, voice and body in what she calls a “passionate quest for authenticity.” She will develop a piece about Muslim women with La MaMa’s artistic director, Ellen Stewart.

Distinguished Achievement:

Ellen Lauren, SITI Company, NY

Ellen Lauren will re-invigorate the link between Suzuki and SITI Company by sharing her knowledge with SITI’s acting company. Her proposed activities are three-fold: advanced study with Tadashi Suzuki in Japan; advance master class culminating in a student production of Chekhov’s The Three Sisters , and the production of a book. Ellen will travel with The Suzuki Company to Seoul, Korea to take part in the BeSeTo Festival; Beijing, China to train with Chinese/Japanese cast of Clytemnestra under the direction of Danny Ho and to the Tanganka Theatre, Moscow to participate in two workshops led by artistic director, Yuri Lyubimov.

Kate Valk, The Wooster Group, NY

Kate’s fellowship activities include singing lessons with Hai-Ting Chinn to support her work in a new opera, La Didone; Noh Theatre lessons with John Oglevee; Spanish language classes at Queen Sofia Institute in preparation for a bilingual production to be developed by The Wooster Group from the work of Federico Garcia Lorca; meditation and yoga classes, and vocal training in the Kristen Linklater method with Natsuko Ohama.