acting and Being

with Rosemary Quinn and
Jean-Claude van Itallie
May 31-June 2

Workshop starts promptly at 3:00 PM on Friday, May 31 and ends at 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 2 PM. 


$333 for weekend.
Organic meals included.

Some onsite lodging available, and free tenting.

Scholarships available.

Please, apply by downloading and filling out one of the forms on the right, and attaching it into an email to: email@shantigar.org.

In Shantigar's gorgeous Western Massachusetts fields and woods, two master teachers, the leaders of Shantigar: Rosemary Quinn, director of NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing, and Jean-Claude van Itallie, legendary playwright and Shantigar’s founder, offer a weekend of unique theater and meditation exercises that reveal and inspire new performance horizons on stage and off.

  • Acting and Being
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  • Jean-Claude van Itallie
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Jean-Claude van Itallie, Shantigar’s founder, artistic director, seminal in the explosive 1960's American theater, wrote, among many works, acclaimed anti-Viet Nam war play America Hurrah; The Serpent (with the Open Theater); Tibetan Book of the Dead or How Not to Do It Again; translations of Chekhov’s major plays; Light; and his 2012 one-man show, Confessions and Conversation. Author of Playwright’s Workbook, Jean-Claude is a longtime teacher. His latest book: Tea with Demons, games of transformation; his latest play: The Fat Lady Sings. www.vanitallie.com.

Rosemary Quinn is a New York City actress, director, teacher, arts administrator, and producer. She orginated roles in numerous experimental theater productions, working with Mabou Mines, The Talking Band, The Other Theater and The Roy Hart Theatre. She frequently collaborated with director Joseph Chaikin and has performed in a number of Jean-Claude van Itallie’s plays including Sunset Freeway, which was written for her. Rosemary has studied the voice work of The Roy Hart Theatre since 1983 and teaches and directs summers at their center in France. She has taught at Hampshire, Naropa, Princeton and Williams Colleges, and directs the Tisch High School Summer Acting Program in Paris.

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