Back From The Retreat

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Leave a Comment

(All photos from August Schulenburg's iPhone)
We're back from our 6th Annual Retreat at the Little Pond Arts Retreat in Nazareth, PA. The Retreat is always an exhausting and exhilarating week, where we fit more theatre into a single day than seems possible and then party late into the night. This retreat was no exception in that regard, but it also had a melancholy, introspective air, full of transitions and change (more on that anon).

Isaiah Tanenbaum's usual amazing photography will be posted shortly; in the interim, these blurry iPhone shots will hopefully capture the spirit of the event.
Attendees: Ryan Andes, Matthew Archambault, Erin Browne, Becky Byers, Tiffany Clementi, Heather Cohn, Carissa Cordes, David Crommett, Ken Glickfeld, Candice Holdorf, Will Lowry, Stephen Conrad Moore, Matthew Murumba, Kelly O'Donnell, Kristen Palmer, Jason Paradine, Brian Pracht, Zack Robidas, Kari Swenson Riely, August Schulenburg, Marnie Schulenburg, Alisha Spielmann, Isaiah Tanenbaum, Jane Taylor, Chinaza Uche, Cotton Wright
(The Members of Flux writing preliminary vision statements)
Monday, Membership Planning: Annual Postmortem, Vision Statement, Membership Structure, Friends of Flux discussions
(The Members of Flux writing preliminary vision statements)
Tuesday: Programming and Strategic Planning discussions during the day; reading of August Schulenburg's Deinde at night.
(A rehearsal for The Hand That Moves. Little Pond really is this beautiful)
Wednesday: Staged readings of August Schulenburg's The Hand That Moves and Erin Browne's Small Pond

(In a true sign of the Retreat, the end of a script is the beginning of a recipe page)
Thursday: Reading of Liz Duffy Adams' Wet, Staged Readings of Erin Browne's Projects and Isaiah Tanenbaum's Viva Fidel

(If you look very closely, you will spot two frogs making some tadpoles)
Friday: Reading of Brian Pracht's Wendell Wants, staged readings of Erin Browne's Some New Fairy Tales and August Schulenburg's Honey Fist

(Oh, just rehearsing on a gorgeous hilltop)
Saturday: Staged readings of Kristen Palmer's Sacrifice and August Schulenburg's Perse

(Kelly made some cool puppets out of whatever was around)
Sunday: Membership discuss more Member matters and the potential next season

(A moment of Zen, as playwright Erin dashes behind a Viva Fidel rehearsal to reach her Projects rehearsal)
Stay tuned for far more beautiful pictures from the steady hand and clear eye of Isaiah, and more details of all the comings and goings. This is but to whet your appetite, and inspire you to share your own favorite moments from the Retreat.