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Moment Work

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Moment Work by Moises Kaufman and Barbara Pitts McAdams
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Apr 17, 2018 | ISBN 9781101971772

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“Tectonic Theater Project is a monumental and pioneering voice in American theater. Their work gracefully merges the political and the poetic to excavate truths about the human condition.” —Lynn Nottage, Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright
“For theater professionals, this invaluable book offers boundless inspiration as it reinvents the way in which great plays are made.  For theater enthusiasts, it offers thrilling, behind-the-scenes accounts of the birth of seminal works. . . . It is every bit as exciting as the indelible scripts the Tectonic Theater Project creates.  —Doug Wright, Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright and screenwriter
“Tectonic Theater artists give us an insider’s perspective to their uniquely diverse and imaginative Moment Work process.  A powerful wake up call to artists.” —Mark Bly, former Chair, MFA Playwriting Program Yale School of Drama
“An important text for the field of devised theater-making, and theater-making in general. . . . This book invites us to interrogate how a play is made, piece by piece (or moment by moment), from initial research through to experimentation, sequencing, and composition.” —Andrew Kircher, Director, Devised Theater Initiative, The Public Theater

“Moment Work has become the foundation of my devising methodology: these practices elevate the theatre maker’s ability to precisely articulate their artistic intentions, which makes for strong devisers as well as actors, directors, designers and playwrights.” —Rich Brown, Professor of Acting and Movement, Western Washington University
“I have been devising theater for over twenty years. . . . Encountering Moment Work was extremely refreshing because it introduces a crystal-clear vocabulary for creating and analyzing devised work. It should be considered the “ur” method of devising.” —Dr. Rachel Bowditch, Associate Professor at Arizona State University and author of On the Edge of Utopia

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