MISSION – WATERFRONT PRODUCTION HOUSE AND CONSERVATORY
TRAINING, CREATION AND PRODUCTION
The mission of Waterfront Production House and Conservatory is to create a coherent and dynamic international teaching program based on the work of Yat Malmgren and Sanford Meisner, and to build on the classes Rachael Adler and Tom Bentley-Fisher have been conducting in California, Canada, Catalonia and England. The mandate includes the mounting of full productions, nationally and internationally, with those graduate students who have attained a degree of excellence in the work.
- To further the work developed by Rudolf Laban and Yat Malmgren and furthered by Tom Bentley-Fisher, in the training of actors, directors, and theatre practitioners.
- To further the work developed by Sanford Meisner and furthered by Rachael Adler in the training of actors, directors, and theatre practitioners.
- To teach the work in the international arena.
- To incorporate the fusion of the work, with an ensemble of artists trained by Rachael Adler and Tom Bentley-Fisher, in the creation and rehearsing period leading to production.
- To encourage the work to create a universal artistic language that can bridge our cultures and communicate from a place of common concern.
- To create opportunities for translations, collaborations, and productions.
- To use the work to accept artistic challenges that is dangerous and unchartered.
- To create circumstances where international theatre artists from can learn about and challenge each other’s artistic sensibilities.
- To ensure the work is alive and evolving in order to serve the responsibilities of the artist in today’s troubled global community.
MEANS TO ACHIEVE THOSE AIMS
- PARTNERSHIPS: To partner with artists and organizations that not only share a common philosophy about the work and the goals of theatre today, but also to partner with artists and organizations internationally that can challenge us and take our understanding of the work further.
- BOLDNESS: To employ the nerve to put ourselves on the frontline. To reach out with generosity to the best and have the quiet confidence to know we have something valuable to offer.
- CONTINUITY: To create and observe clear and realistic goals. This requires a clear set of timelines and objectives.
- RESPECT: To respect what we know and to build on that confidence.
- RECEPTIVENESS: To be open to what we don’t know and to new ideas that might influence and deepen our work.
- SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS: To work from a place of truth, acknowledging that what we are teaching must directly inform performance and help raise the level of communication between artist and audience.