CHA RAMOS's "BODIES"
Anna was invited back by Anne Bogart to participate in Collab 2 again this year, pairing her with the multitalented dramaturg (class of 2021) Cha Ramos. Acting as dramaturg on this project was Devon Kidd (playwriting 2021).
This piece "BODIES" was about the different ways we respond to seeing the same text come out of different bodies. To heighten this effect, we created a false callback environment, where all performers learned the same blocking and unified their emotional responses. A unique challenge! Then watching the scene unfold, as it becomes violent, the inner thoughts of the casting director were projected behind the actors. Casting can be an inhuman process- these words + this body = ____. In the end David Henry Hwang and Anne Bogart were very pleased. Great collaboration overall.
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