Escritura Acto/The Poetics of Live Writing
with Casa Cruz de la Luna Theater Company
Focusing on “escritura acto”-or the act of live computerized writing projected onstage- this workshop will develop a consciousness of the performer as another medium (medio, mediumnidad) interacting physically and energetically with other mediums (actors, spectators, objects, apparatuses, locations, programs) in performance. Exercises will explore the different mechanisms for generating tension through escritura acto, such as: disjunction (writing one content while speaking another); precognition (playing with expectations on how words and sentences are going to be completed): body kinetic responses to the writing as it is being produced; and the movement of texts through translation / dictation / reading /copying chains. The lab process will culminate in a presentation open to the public on the last day of class.