Saturday Symposiums – Master Classes

Master Classes – Fall 2021

Saturdays from 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Master Classes – Fall 2021 – Saturdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Learning from professionals in the field, these dynamic women shared their expertise with the community while engaging with our Teaching Artists.
These sessions were open to all ages.

DW Members attend free of charge
Nonmembers only $5 per class

Saturday, October 16
VOICE Master Class
with Kate Brennan
Intro/Q&A hosted by Teaching Artist, Laura Heydt

Saturday, October 30
MOVEMENT Master Class with Maria Soyla Enriquez 
Intro/Q&A hosted by Teaching Artists, Deirdre & Gabriel Casey

Saturday, November 13
DEVISING  with Rachel Anderson-Rabern
Intro/Q&A hosted by Artistic Director, Gregory DeCandia

Kate Brennan has penned five musicals. Her work with The Infinity Trilogy: ALiEN8, Clean Slate and Illuminate, co-created with David Lee White, received a MAP Grant in 2021. She was a Mandell Professional in Residence at Drexel University with ALiEN8, which is published with YouthPLAYS. Her book of poetry, elevated thoughts, was released with Literati Press in 2020. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Dramatist, McSweeney’s and Howlround. Kate is Designated Linklater Teacher, a Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Thai Bodyworker, MELT Hand & Foot Instructor and has been on faculty with Oklahoma City University, Temple University, St. Joseph’s University, University of Virginia, McCarter Theatre Center and Walnut Street Theatre among others. Kate runs The Brennan Book Blog, is a member of The Dramatist Guild, AEA and VASTA and holds an MFA from The University of Virginia. She is Artistic Director of Ignition Arts.

Maria Enriquez is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre at Penn State Harrisburg. She earned her PhD in Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh, and her MFA in Performance from Arizona State University, where she studied with Anne Bogart and SITI Company. She has acted/directed at Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago Dramatist, Cleveland Public Theatre, 16th Street Theatre, Mortar Theatre, Seattle ACT, and performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Maria was a Visiting Lecturer in Movement at UNC Chapel Hill, where she taught Viewpoints & Composition and Suzuki. She has directed numerous productions at Penn State Harrisburg and won a national award in directing from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for her work on Machinal(2020). Maria was a Steering Committee member for the Latinx Theatre Commons and is currently the Historian for the DEI Committee at the Fulton Theatre, and she is a proud company member with Teatro Paloma, Lancaster’s own Latinx theatre company. 

Rachel Anderson-Rabern is Associate Professor of Theatre at F&M. She holds a PhD in Drama from Stanford University, a BA in Theatre and Literature from Reed College, and studied acting at the Moscow Art Theatre. As an artist and scholar, her work explores the stakes of contemporary theatre and collaborative/devised performance making. On the stage and on the page, she investigates playfulness, improvisation, partnership, group creativity, and fun. Her written scholarship includes the book Staging Process (Northwestern University Press, 2020). Her articles on contemporary performance have appeared in: Theatre JournalTDREuropean Stages, and Imagined Theatres. Her artistic scholarship has appeared at: The Ware Center, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Miracle Theatre Group, and others. http://www.rachelandersonrabern.com/