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Project Discovery VIrtual Workshop: Public Works Dallas THE WINTER'S TALE

A proposal to the world that creates ambitious works of participatory theater through long term partnerships city wide. Nine months of year-round workshops
that culminate in a joyous summer pageant.

Theater at the heart of every community, community at the heart of every Theater.

 

 

Our Community Agreements

We remind our community, our Public Artists and ourselves of these agreements at the beginning of every workshop term or production process.

• Be brave
• Maintain commitment and be present
• Explore creativity
• Set and honor boundaries: show up at your level of need
• Share the floor: give space for each other
• Respect: self, others, space

These Agreements are a living document, meaning they can change from one scenario to another, from one workshop or environment to another. Everyone is welcome to revisit them, contribute to the and suggest an addition.

Christopher “Clew” Lew and Dayron J Miles

Our Values

LISTENING: Asking clarifying questions, making curated responses
LONGITUDINAL INVESTMENT: Every person is a long term partnership
MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL: All parties gain respect and benefit from this process
AMBITION: Pursuing artistic excellence
RADICAL HOSPITALITY & INCLUSION: Offering joyful support to each other

Past, Present and Future: a Timeline

2012-2013 First workshops and pageant in New York
2016 Dallas joins as a national partner, first workshops in Dallas with 5 community partner organizations.
2017 First pageant in Dallas, three performances of The Tempest.
2017-2018 Workshops continue. Second pageant, four performances of The Winter’s Tale. Potlucks and invited viewings are incorporated, weekly check-in calls begin.  Formal honoring of Spanish incorporated. All audition paperwork is in both languages, all rehearsals are directed in both languages.
2018-2019 A partner organization becomes an alumni. Workshops continue, 3 performances of As You Like It
2019-2020 Workshops continue. Monthly newsletter and the Pen Pal project are introduced. Fourth pageant was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Virtual workshops begin.

Read more about our Public Works Dallas Department here .

Public Works Dallas Community Activities

Throughout the year, Public Works Dallas engages in workshops, potlucks and other activities with their community that further creativity, fellowship and true engagement with one another. Here are a few activities that you can practice with your class and school.

Art Installation: Seed Project Video 

In collaboration with The Public Theater and our national Public Works partners, Public Works Dallas asked community and staff members to utilized sidewalk chalk to share the seeds they hope to plant for the future. This created a community-wide art installation around the city. Check out the video below.

 

We invite you to create side-walk chalk art of what seeds you would like to plant for the rest of the year also, responding to that. Add the #TheSeedProject #PublicWorksDallas.

 

Newsletter

Public Works Dallas posts a monthly newsletter to share what’s going on in our community, and it is also a way for community members to share their thoughts,
feelings and art.  Check out our December 2020 newsletter: PWD Dec Issue 14

What would your own community’s newsletter look like?

 

 

Penpal

When the pandemic began, PWD launched the pen pal project to connect Dallas Theater Center staff and community.

We invite you to write a letter to someone you haven’t talked to in awhile and send it!

 

Potluck

Plan a potluck and watch party with your class when you watch The Winter’s Tale together, virtually or in person.

A proposal to the world that creates ambitious works of participatory theater through long term partnerships city wide. Nine months of year-round workshops
that culminate in a joyous summer pageant.

Theater at the heart of every community, community at the heart of every Theater.

 

 

Our Community Agreements

We remind our community, our Public Artists and ourselves of these agreements at the beginning of every workshop term or production process.

• Be brave
• Maintain commitment and be present
• Explore creativity
• Set and honor boundaries: show up at your level of need
• Share the floor: give space for each other
• Respect: self, others, space

These Agreements are a living document, meaning they can change from one scenario to another, from one workshop or environment to another. Everyone is welcome to revisit them, contribute to the and suggest an addition.

Christopher “Clew” Lew and Dayron J Miles

Our Values

LISTENING: Asking clarifying questions, making curated responses
LONGITUDINAL INVESTMENT: Every person is a long term partnership
MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL: All parties gain respect and benefit from this process
AMBITION: Pursuing artistic excellence
RADICAL HOSPITALITY & INCLUSION: Offering joyful support to each other

Past, Present and Future: a Timeline

2012-2013 First workshops and pageant in New York
2016 Dallas joins as a national partner, first workshops in Dallas with 5 community partner organizations.
2017 First pageant in Dallas, three performances of The Tempest.
2017-2018 Workshops continue. Second pageant, four performances of The Winter’s Tale. Potlucks and invited viewings are incorporated, weekly check-in calls begin.  Formal honoring of Spanish incorporated. All audition paperwork is in both languages, all rehearsals are directed in both languages.
2018-2019 A partner organization becomes an alumni. Workshops continue, 3 performances of As You Like It
2019-2020 Workshops continue. Monthly newsletter and the Pen Pal project are introduced. Fourth pageant was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Virtual workshops begin.

Read more about our Public Works Dallas Department here .

Public Works Dallas Community Activities

Throughout the year, Public Works Dallas engages in workshops, potlucks and other activities with their community that further creativity, fellowship and true engagement with one another. Here are a few activities that you can practice with your class and school.

Art Installation: Seed Project Video 

In collaboration with The Public Theater and our national Public Works partners, Public Works Dallas asked community and staff members to utilized sidewalk chalk to share the seeds they hope to plant for the future. This created a community-wide art installation around the city. Check out the video below.

 

We invite you to create side-walk chalk art of what seeds you would like to plant for the rest of the year also, responding to that. Add the #TheSeedProject #PublicWorksDallas.

 

Newsletter

Public Works Dallas posts a monthly newsletter to share what’s going on in our community, and it is also a way for community members to share their thoughts,
feelings and art.  Check out our December 2020 newsletter: PWD Dec Issue 14

What would your own community’s newsletter look like?

 

 

Penpal

When the pandemic began, PWD launched the pen pal project to connect Dallas Theater Center staff and community.

We invite you to write a letter to someone you haven’t talked to in awhile and send it!

 

Potluck

Plan a potluck and watch party with your class when you watch The Winter’s Tale together, virtually or in person.

Mindfulness/Imagination Exercise

Imagine yourself in your favorite place and utilize all of your senses to envision this place in your mind’s eye. What do you see, hear, smell, taste and feel? As you prepare to leave this sacred space, pick up an object that is special to you and exit this imagined space. See yourself go on a journey, what does that journey look like?  Where are you traveling to and how exhausting or exhilarating is this journey? Ahead of you there is an obstacle to your destination, see this obstacle in whatever form it is, how do you overcome it? After you have overcome this obstacle you are in a new place and you see someone familiar, who is this person? How do you greet them? Take your special object and give it to this person and give them a message. Once you have communicated your message to them say your goodbyes and return to your favorite place taking the same journey back but now how do you feel?