“No one else in the world, to my knowledge, no one since Stanislavski, has investigated the nature of acting, its phenomenon, its meaning, the nature and science of its mental, physical, emotional process as deeply and completely as Grotowski”-Peter Brook
Jerzy Grotowski is considered one of the most influential theater practitioners of the 20th century. In this course we will explore the many phases of his research over forty years of unique and rigorous theatrical investigation. We will begin with the Theater of Performance and continue on through his Paratheatrical phase, Theater of Sources, Objective Drama and Art as a Vehicle. We will also investigate the work of several of the countless theater artists whose work he inspired. We will read Towards a Poor Theatre. Assignments will include a mid-term paper and a final paper/project.