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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Our classes have grown out of our own devising process. In addition to writing, we use techniques from Laban, LeCoq, dell'arte, and improv to create. 

Classes are designed for anyone seeking new tools with which to generate stories, characters, and beyond. We seek actors who write, writers who direct, directors who improvise, and any other combination, because that's who we are!

Scot Workshop
This was an excellent combination of review and layering on of new technique for me. It got me thinking and moving in new ways and will be useful in approaching projects in ways that aren’t part of my standard process.
— Scot, actor/workshop attendee

Previously Offered Courses 

Physical Vocabulary 
A movement workshop focusing on physical character exploration using beginner Laban and dell'arte vocabulary, as well as group games and rhythm exercises. This workshop focuses more on exploration than composition. All movement levels are encouraged to participate. 

Making Stories on your Feet 
For participants seeking exercises to break routine, boundaries, and other unseen barriers while working on composition skills necessary to storytelling. Great for playwrights who need to chop through their writers block or actors who want to learn more about storytelling. No writing required. 


Ashley workshop
The instructors are absolutely wonderful. I’d love to study with them again soon!
— Ashley, actor/workshop attendee

Instructors

Project: Project Core Members Jeffrey Mosser and Alli Engelsma-Mosser have worked together for over 10 years in communities including Minneapolis, Louisville, and Boston. Their combined experience includes Liz Lerman Dance Project, Louisville Ballet, Pig Iron School for Advanced Theater Training, Double Edge Theater, Jan Street Dance Theater, ImprovBoston, Shakespeare Behind Bars, the Great River Shakespeare Festival, the Huntington Theater Company and Actors Theater of Louisville. In addition, Jeffrey has trained with Dominque Serrand, Giovanni Fusetti, and Augusto Boal.


Jennifer Johnson was born and raised in Charlestown, and has been Co-Director of The Charlestown Working Theater since 1993. She directed the two most recent works of CWT's performance group, The Carniale du Madjack and The Remnant, and established The Resident Artist Series, a performance series featuring the original work of Boston and Massachusetts area theatre artists. Johnson toured in Central Europe and the U.S., performing and teaching as a member of Double Edge Theatre. She has twice received awards from the MIT Council for the Arts. With her colleagues at the CWT, she has developed a unique theatre training program for young children that focuses on physical games and imagination development. Johnson attended Boston University's School for Theatre Arts, concentrating in Theatre Studies. 


Devising Collaboration Classes with the Charlestown Working Theater


Physical Vocabulary and Making Stories on Your Feet Classes at Boston Playwrights' Theater