I had the opportunity to chat with the current cohort of graduate students in the European Devised Performance Practice program (shortened to EDPP for obvious reasons) about their experiences. For context, the EDPP MFA program is two years in length. The first year takes place in Berlin, Germany studying at arthaus.berlin. Students then return to Chicago for their final year of study on Columbia’s campus. I asked some of the cohort a few questions about the program to give you all the inside scoop! Check it out below:
After hundreds of collective hours of rehearsing, writing, memorizing, moving, trashing drafts of our shows, rewriting, memorizing again, designing, and performing…we did it
Writing this last blog right now is the thing above everything else that’s making me emotional this week. Not striking my thesis show, not submitting my final Performance Research Archive, not planning where my cohort is going to lunch after graduation. It’s this blog.
One of the most common questions I get from applicants of the EDPP MFA is:
“What are alumni of your program doing today?”
To which I res..
Back at the beginning…
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For our EDPP thesis projects, each of us is responsible for submitting an inquiry that we will investigate through performance. We can c..
It’s our first week back at school for our FINAL SEMESTER (whaaaaaaaat!?), and I’ve just returned from Berlin!
My sweet, normal Chicago family.
While in grad school, it’s difficult not to let ensemble devised theatre and my thesis take over my ent..
New month, new show!
We’re opening (and closing) our first show, Oklahoma: Winner Takes All! Here’s the blurb.