Devised Theater Workshop for Spring Break

“the seeing place”

Spend Spring Break creating theater
Sponsored by Patrick DuLaney and Chris Okiishi

When: Monday – Friday, March 16-20, Noon- 4 pm
Where: The Nolte Academy, 1619 2nd Street, Coralville
How Much: Pay what you can! Open to all!
(Suggested fee $50.00 to help cover transportation cost)
Age range: 14 – 22
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“The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means ‘the seeing place’. The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time.”
Stella Adler

Join one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading theatre professionals and international teaching artist Kathryn Van Meter for this once in a lifetime opportunity to devise a piece of theatre from events that matter to YOU!

  • Create something from nothing
  • Improve your improv
  • Generate your own work
  • Illuminate your ensemble
  • Collaborate on movement, text and sound

We the artists are tasked with holding up a mirror to the world, questioning what we find,and challenging ourselves and our audience with the results.
Theatre is not a passive art form. It is the capacity of human beings to observe themselves in action.

And it can change the world.

YOU can change the world with your art.
What do you see?

Kathryn Van Meter

Kathryn Van Meter

Kathryn Van Meter’s directing and choreography work is continually recognized for serving the narrative needs of the show while simultaneously offering visually compelling stage pictures and inspiring fully realized performances from her actors. Her collaborations include work with high school and college students, professional musical theatre, corporate flashmob events, puppets, an NBA half time show, a circus, and a 300 person chorus. She had the pleasure of choreographing Next to Normal (with Anthony Rapp and Amy Spanger) in its earlier incarnation as Feeling Electric for the New York Musicals Festival.  

In 2010, Kathryn lived and worked in a community in South Africa and created ONE WORLD THROUGH THEATRE, a generative theatrical conversation between her students there and high school students in Issaquah, WA, and Hendersonville, NC.  
As an actor, some of Kathryn’s favorite human roles include Gwen in Rapture Blister Burn, Anita in West Side Story, Shirley Markowitz in The Producers, and Lady Anne in Richard III. She’s also played a cat, a dog, a minotaur, a zombie and a girl possessed by a hawk.

Next up, she will have the pleasure of getting back in the room with Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey to both choreograph and perform in his version of Cabaret.

She is a proud member of the SDC, AEA, and the Sandbox Artist’s Collective.