Tectonic Theater- Moment Work & Bertolt Brecht: Exploring THE GOOD WOMAN OF SETZUAN

The 2019 Felicia Montealegre Bernstein Masterclass
An Uta Hagen Centennial Workshop

Presented by Jimmy Maize and Pablo Andrade.

Pioneered by Moisés Kaufman, Moment Work is Tectonic Theater Project’s groundbreaking devising method that explores the theatrical potential of all the elements of the stage (props, sound, architecture, lights, costume, etc.) in order to create strong theatrical and dramatic narratives. Used to create seminal works like THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Moment Work encourages playwrights, directors, actors, and designers to collaborate on an investigation of the full narrative of the stage. This workshop is open to all artists who seek new ways of creating work and of reimagining existing texts.

In celebration of Uta Hagen’s Centennial, Moment Work Institute Faculty Jimmy Maize and Pablo Andrade lead this introduction to Moment Work through its application to Bertolt Brecht’s THE GOOD WOMAN OF SETZUAN. Uta Hagen starred as Shen Te in the Broadway premiere of Eric Bentley’s adaptation in 1956.


Required Reading: THE GOOD WOMAN OF SETZUAN by Bertolt Brecht (Eric Bentley, Trans.)


Made possible with the generous support of the Bernstein Family Foundation Inc.

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