Every month Deep End holds a special focus workshop. These workshops are facilitated by our Artistic Director Domeka Parker. With over 30 years of experience performing improvisational theater and 12 plus years teaching it, Domeka is not only an expert in the craft she is also an exceptionally intuitive and effective teacher. The gift of these focused workshops is immense. Especially for those who cannot commit to a 6 week course or are currently performing at a high level on a regular basis. Having a chance to dig in hard to a very specific skill with a very experienced teacher is simply invaluable. Please keep your eyes peeled for the workshop that speaks to you and register quick before those spots are grabbed up!
Saturday Feb 22nd, 2020
Since earning her degree in Religious Studies and the Aesthetics of Movement, Nina Wise has devoted her career to developing theater and writing stories that address the complex relationship between body, intellect, and spirit. Her original works, performed in prestigious venues in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia have won awards for playwriting, innovative design, and new theater including three NEA fellowships and seven Bay Area Theater Critics Awards. Her book, A Big New Free Happy Unusual Life, was published by Broadway Books and her stories and articles have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals.
Wise’s immersive theater piece The Kepler Story, created in collaboration with California Academy of Sciences Morrison Planetarium, is the first theater piece ever created about an astronomer for domes. The production played to sold out crowds at Morrison Planetarium in San Francisco and the Fiske Planetarium, UC Boulder and is currently in development for a world tour.
The founder of Motion Theater®, an original form of autobiographical improvisation, Nina offers performances and trainings in this unique form of authentic self-expression. She has performed custom-designed improvised works at theaters, think tanks, conferences, medical institutions, and political events around the world.
As an artist and teacher who specializes in innovation, she has coached numerous individuals and teams in creativity, the cultivation of presence, stress reduction, communication and leadership. In addition, authorized to teach by Jack Kornfield, Wise teaches Buddhist practice at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and other spiritual centers worldwide.
Nina Wise: Workshop Weekend!
In a Motion Theater class, you’ll learn to tell your stories on your feet, utilizing language, sound and movement as your tools of expression.
In each workshop you’ll:
Fundamentals of Motion Theater
Saturday - April 4th, 10 am to 5 pm
Learn the fundamental practices of Motion Theater, a form of improvised theater based on true stories from our lives that integrates movement with storytelling.
Finding and Telling Your Story
Sunday- April 5th, 10 am to 5 pm
Take a deeper dive into the elements of narrative and the tools of storytelling.
To purchase tickets to Nina's workshops, follow the link to her website.
Postponed for now. We'll update when we have more info.