Theatre Within, the grassroots non-profit in New York City dedicated to furthering the performing arts as a positive social force, is offering a new workshop—”Zen & The Heart of Creative Practice”—as part of its new tuition-free workshop series. The workshop will be led by Theatre Within Artistic Director, Joe Raiola, who also happens to be Senior Editor at MAD Magazine and Producer of the Annual John Lennon Tribute.
“Zazen is transformative, essential, but it’s not expressive,” says Raiola. “Artists need to develop a healthy and vibrant expressive practice. So in this workshop we do both.” Raiola teaches a method of expression called “authentic improvisation,” based on the pioneering work of Theatre Within Workshop founder, Alec Rubin.
Meditation and improvisation—it’s an intriguing combination. For more information and to fill out a workshop application (due by March 12) visit TheatreWithin.org.