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Cooperative Performance is looking for a stage manager who can run rehearsals and performances through late October. The Performance Ecology Project will be a combination of indoor and outdoor performances at the Urban Ecology Center, running for six performances from October 15 – 29. If interested, please contact Kevin Wleklinski at kevin.wleklinski@gmail.com with a resume and phone number.
THE PERFORMANCE ECOLOGY PROJECT
in collaboration with Quasimondo Physical Theatre

The Performance Ecology Project is a research project/performance that explores how somatic practices can enhance our experience of meaning and value in living nature. Over five weekends this Fall, three actors, a dancer, a musician, and two poets will meet at the Morton Arboretum near the Riverside Branch of the Urban Ecology Center. Local professional teachers will lead them in sessions of yoga, tai chi, mindfulness, improvisational movement, and theater games. Then, with senses open, the performers will go into the woods, looking for encounters with other species. With the help of guest director Brian Rott of Quasimondo Physical Theatre, their stories, songs, and poems will go into a “performance report” of their journeys.

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The Performance Ecology Project, a collaboration between Cooperative Performance and the Urban Ecology Center, invites performers of all kinds to participate in a unique artistic experiment. Seven performers in various art forms will explore how body practices (Yoga, Tai Chi, Mindfulness , Movement, and Theater games) can generate meaningful interactions between humans and living nature. The project consists of training in various body disciplines, plus improvisation and composition, culminating in six performances at the Urban Ecology Center.

Auditions will be Monday June 26 at 6pm at the Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave, Lower (below TJ Maxx).

Please arrive at 6pm for group movement exploration. Individual ten minute auditions will follow from 7 – 10pm, Slots will be reserved on a first-come basis. Additional slots may be made available on Tuesday, June 27 if demand calls for it.

Please bring:

  • a short (one-to-two minute) audition piece in your artistic specialty (acting, music, dance, etc.)
  • a resume and headshot, if possible
  • A short (a paragraph or so) written narrative of a memorable experience you had with nature. You will be asked to tell this story as part of your audition.

Performances will run from October 18 – 29, 2017. If you are interested in auditioning or have any questions, please e-mail us at submissions@cooperformke.com with your name and contact information.



The Performance Ecology Project, a innovative collaboration between Cooperative Performance Milwaukee and the Urban Ecology Center, is seeking a director for a 45 minute original performance to be created and performed in September-October 2017.

A cast of poets, musicians, actors, and dancers, working with a playwright, will create the script out of their interactions with the natural world.

The ideal director will be familiar with improvisational composition practices such as Viewpoints, and be comfortable creating ensemble work combining movement, music, and spoken word.

For more details, please contact Jeff Grygny at jgrygny@gmail.com