Moderated by Pablo Andrade
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
TECTONIC THEATER PROJECT is an award-winning company whose plays have been performed around the world. The company is dedicated to developing innovative works that explore theatrical language and form, fostering an artistic dialogue with audiences on the social, political, and human issues that affect us all. In service to this goal, Tectonic supports readings, workshops, and full theatrical productions, as well as training for students around the country in their play-making techniques.
Tectonic Theater Project was founded in 1991 by Moisés Kaufman and Jeffrey LaHoste. Tectonic refers to the art and science of structure and was chosen to emphasize the company’s interest in construction — how things are made, and how they might be made differently.
Its groundbreaking plays, The Laramie Project, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, and I Am My Own Wife among others have sparked national discourse and have inspired artists and audiences worldwide.
Jimmy Maize has been a member of Tectonic Theater Project since 2005. He developed and assistant directed the company’s 33 VARIATIONS, (Broadway, starring Jane Fonda) and was the sole dramaturg of THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER (BAM). Other Tectonic projects include ONE ARM (The New Group), a forthcoming interview-based play about immigration, as well as teaching Moment Work with Tectonic’s Education and Community Engagement Department. Directing credits include his critically-acclaimed 100-actor adaptation of SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY (The Invisible Dog); MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Classic Stage Co); the rock musical HYPOCHONDRIA by Kyle Jarrow, and his adaptations of A DREAM PLAY and THE SEAGULL (Columbia University). Writing credits include: BETWEEN LIFE AND NOWHERE (Old Vic, 3-Legged Dog); IN THE BELLY (Player’s Loft); IN ONE ROOM (Bailiwick Rep, Chicago) as well as numerous adaptations. He is currently using Moment Work to develop new plays about the French poet Rimbuad as well as the American preservationist John Muir.
Pablo Andrade (moderator) is a Venezuelan-born actor and director. He is Founder and Artistic Director of Corezon theater company and faculty member at HB Studio. He has been working in professional theater for about 15 years giving his first steps in some of the most respected theater companies in Venezuela such as Teatro Itinerante de Venezuela, Grupo Actoral 80, Teatro del Contrajuego and Hebu Teatro. Since his arrival to New York in 2011, Andrade has been involved with other prestigious companies such as Repertorio Español, the Tectonic Theater Project, The Public Theater, Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, Teatro Círculo, Russian Arts Theater, IATI, HB Ensemble Theater, Teatro SEA and others. He is proudly part of the HB Studio and Hagen Institute alumni as well as the Cultural Visitor Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. As a director, he has been mentored by Jack Hofssis, Robert McQueen, Aleksey Burago, Austin Pendleton, and Thomas Kail. Andrade is Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Association (SDC) and the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA). Major awards include: ATI Award for Breakthrough Director (2018), HOLA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing (2017), Fuerza Award for Best Director (2017), Latin ACE Award for Best Actor Drama (2015), and HOLA Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor (2014).