Performing Arts
Members of the New York city-based Faux-Real Theater Company rehearsed for a production of "Oedipus Rex," to be held at the Antioch amphitheater on Aug. 20, 21 and 22. Roles in the all-male cast are available for local actors, in addition to spaces in a local workshop with the director, Antioch graduate Mark Greenfield. (Submitted Photo by Jeff Wood).

Members of the New York city-based Faux-Real Theater Company rehearsed for a production of "Oedipus Rex," to be held at the Antioch amphitheater on Aug. 20, 21 and 22. Roles in the all-male cast are available for local actors, in addition to spaces in a local workshop with the director, Antioch graduate Mark Greenfield. (Submitted Photo by Jeff Wood).

Antioch alum presents theater workshop, Oedipus Rex

Antioch alum Mark Greenfield returns to Yellow Springs to host a workshop on putting on theater productions in outdoor and non-traditional venues and to stage his rendition of “Oedipus Rex” in the Antioch amphitheater.

Director Mark Greenfield posed for an impromtu photo in the New York City subway shoot wearing a mask from his Oedipus Rex production. (Submitted photo by Jeff Wood)

Director Mark Greenfield posed for an impromtu photo in the New York City subway wearing a mask from his Oedipus Rex production. (Submitted photo by Jeff Wood)

Organized in collaboration with Antioch College and Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute, the week-long workshop, “Make Theatre Anywhere,” runs from 6 to 8 nightly starting Friday, Aug. 13, and ending Thursday, Aug. 19.

Greenfield and other workshop presenters will teach how to use movement and vocal techniques, mask work, chorus involvement, group improvisation methods and stage choreography in an outdoor setting for $35 for the entire week or $7 for each individual night.

Workshop participants will create their own 15-minute short play, which will be performed in conjunction with the staging of “Oedipus Rex” by Greenfield’s production company, Faux-Real Theatre, on Aug. 20, Aug. 21 Aug. 22 at the Antioch amphitheater.

To audition for the all-male production of the Sophocles classic or to register for the workshop, contact Greenfield at fauxrealtheatre {at} aol(.)com or at 917-687-4998. For general information, contact Jill Becker of Nonstop at jillbecker1 {at} gmail(.)com or 937-767-2646.

See the August 12 edition of the News for a full article on Greenfield’s innovative approach to theater.

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