The DbD Experience
Chance Knows What it's Doing!
Edited by Kate Noonan
Routledge – 2010 – 150 pages
First, pick up a copy of Rachel Rosenthal’s inspiring The DbD Experience; Part manual, part manifesto, part memoir, then head for Los Angeles…
FRIDAY - Origins
Arrive at the Doing by Doing workshop to be greeted by Rosenthal, pioneering theatre explorer and your host for the weekend ahead. Explore non-human ways of living and moving. Begin to develop a shared vocabulary with your fellow students through exercises.
SATURDAY - Connections
Continue to connect with the group on an energetic level. Make the journey from Kansas to OZ. Collaborate and create as a group, moving and vocalising without language. Improvise boldly at every step. Treat music, voice, lighting, costume, sets, props and fellow performers as equals.
SUNDAY - Power
Learn to arrive in the moment when you are needed. Engage with transformative processes and take part in the Star Meditation. Understand your own individual power, joining your physical and emotional self. Perform solo improvisations and the Rambler – the final, extended culmination of everything that you have learned through the 34 hour experience.
1. Foreword by Katie Noonan 2. Introduction 3. Preface 4. What is Doing by Doing? 5. Addendum
Rachel Rosenthal is a pioneer of ‘performance art’. She has toured her works nationally and internationally since 1975, earning Obie, Rockefeller, Getty, NEA and CAA awards among others. DbD is her signature brand of improvisational theatre, which she continues to teach around the globe.
Kate Noonan is an Interdisciplinary Artist/Arts Educator who has taught Theatre Arts and "Performance from Scratch" workshops across the USA.