Texas Tech University

WildWind Performance Lab

WildWind

Students participating in WildWind Performance Lab (WWPL) are immersed in a non-traditional and process-oriented developmental laboratory. WWPL concentrates much more on the dissecting and questioning the how rather than working on the what, the product; that's why we call it a lab, a place to experiment with what we know already and what we don't know.

Students' theatrical skills are challenged and develop in their primary discipline as well as across the entire theatrical spectrum. Students work with guest artists who work not as actors, directors, or designers, but as theatrical ambassadors, entrepreneurs, and storytellers. The guest artists help develop a student's artistic integrity in addition to techniques and methodologies.

The productions during WWPL should not be viewed as simply productions. Most academic theatre focuses on a four to six week production process in which a script is worked on solely to create a final product. WildWind is a process of exploration: a reaction to material, form, idea, and technique. There are performance aspects, but the process of exploration is far more valuable.

WWPL gives students an opportunity to learn and grow by encouraging a different point of view toward theatre: process over product, workshops over the classroom.

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WILDWIND 2019 NEW PLAY READINGS

june 7 @7p | maedgen theatre
seneca falls
playwright | jean ann douglass

june 14 @2p | maedgen theatre
black girl, interrupted
playwright | lyanisha gonzalez

june 14 @7p | maedgen theatre
in his hands; or the gay christian play
playwright | benjamin benne

june 21 @7p | maedgen theatre
the haunting at wunderland
playwright | mara nelson-greenberg

june 28 @2p | maedgen theatre
rock egg spoon
playwright | noah diaz

june 28 @7p | maedgen theatre
forcing, or i've been spending a lot of time in my wonderland
playwright | sam myers

2019 WILDWIND GUEST ARTISTS

Michael Legg
Montana Repertory Theatre

Sarah Lunnie
Jungle Theater

Jim Wren
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Kelly Quinnett
University of Idaho

Billy Sy
Hong Kong Performing Arts Academy

Rich Brown
Western Washington University

Thom Weaver
Die-Cast

Brenna Geffers
Die-Cast

Pratik Motwani
Dell'Arte International

Janice Poon
Hong Kong Performing Arts Academy

Benjamin Benne
Playwright

Mara Nelson-Greenberg
Playwright

Sam Myers
Playwright

Jean Ann Douglass
Playwright

Noah Diaz
Kennedy Center Playwriting Fellow

Knud Adams
Director

Melissa Ng
Designer

Dominique Hill
Designer

Carolyn Mraz
Designer

Katherine Altman
Kennedy Center Directing Fellow

Xiomara Cornejo
Kennedy Center Dramaturgy Fellow