Transgressing Form
A workshop taught by Sharon Bridgforth
Saturday, October 18, 2008 @10AM – 12:30PM
State Theatre, 719 Congress Ave.
ASW $15 / General $25

INFO/RESERVATIONS: 512-454-9727,

Transgressing Form is a workshop focusing on the process of creating interdisciplinary theatre. Poets/dancers/spoken word artists/hip hop artists interested in translating their work for theatre welcome.

Sharon Bridgforth is the Lambda Award winning author of the bull-jean stories, and love conjure/blues, both published by RedBone Press. Bridgforth has broken ground in the creation and presentation of the performance/novel and in doing so has advanced the articulation of the Jazz aesthetic as it lives in theatre.

A two time Alpert Award Nominee in the Arts in Theatre, Bridgforth is the recipient of the 2008 Alpert/Hedgebrook Residency Prize. Bridgforth’s work has been anthologized and produced widely and has received support from the National Endowment For The Arts Commissioning Program; The National Endowment For The Arts/Theatre Communications Group Playwright in Residence Program; National Performance Network; and the Rockefeller Foundation Multi-Arts Production Fund Award. Bridgforth’s work has presented nationally at venues including: the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN., The Theatre Offensive Out on The Edge Festival in Boston, MA., LaPena in Berkeley, CA., The Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Penumbra Theatre Company in St. Paul, MN.

Bridgforth is currently touring delta dandi, a National Performance Network Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Women & Their Work, in partnership with Center On Halsted and the National Performance Network.