Texas Tech University

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 2021 NEW PLAY READINGS

GWEN AND ANNIE | by Charles Hughes
June 4, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
The CH Foundation The Legacy of Christine Devitt Black Box Theatre
 
USER AGREEMENT by Ben Holbrook
June 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
The CH Foundation The Legacy of Christine Devitt Black Box Theatre
 
UNDESIRABLES | by Hansol Jung
June 18, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
The CH Foundation The Legacy of Christine Devitt Black Box Theatre
 
THE SNAKE EATER | by Bradley Hewlett
June 25, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
The CH Foundation The Legacy of Christine Devitt Black Box Theatre

2021 ON-SITE GUEST ARTISTS

Brian Quijada
Actor | Playwright | Composer

Jim Wren
UNC-Greensboro

Brett Ashley Robinson
Performer | Deviser | Clown

Ben Holbrook
Playwright

Daniel Irizarry
Director | Actor | Performer

Deb O
Designer

Hansol Jung
Playwright | Director

Julie DeVore
Stage Manager

Sara Porkalob
Artist-Activist | Creator

VIRTUAL GUEST ARTISTS

Jennifer Bilbo
Designer

Wendy Goldberg
Director

David Byrd
Goodspeed Musicals

John Clarence Stewart
Actor

Shishir Kurup
Actor | Writer | Director

Kelly Eviston-Quinnett
University of Idaho

Shannon DeVido
Actor

Lexy Leuszler
Director | Dramaturg

Chris Linn
Contrast Media Consulting

Idris Goodwin
Scriptwriter | Breakbeat Poet

Judy Boals
Boals, Winnett & Associates

Ben Izzo
Literary Agent

Diep Tran
Arts Journalist

Chay Yew
Director

Stephen Graybill
Actor

Reginald L. Douglas
Director | Producer

John Leguizamo
Actor