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The Clear Blue Skies:

Diaries from Ukraine

Date & time
Thursday, February 8, 2024
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Scott Illingworth


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with Scott Illingworth. Associate Chair of the Graduate Acting Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

What does it take to work with vulnerable populations to create a piece of verbatim theatre? Professor Scott Illingworth will share insights he gained from creating The Clear Blue Skies: Diaries from Ukraine. The play is constructed of excerpts from 80 + hours of gripping audio punctuated with Ukranian poetry (delivered by a native speaker). Theactors use headphones verbatim to deliver select fragments of audio diaries provided byyoung people with whom he and his colleague Oleksandra (Alex) Oliinyk from Kyiv collaborate. The young people chronicle their experience of the unfolding war in Ukraine in those audio diaries.

Scott Illingworth is Associate Chair of the Graduate Acting Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, a freelance director, co-founder of SOCIETY, and author of Exercises for Embodied Actors: Tools for Physical Actioning. He’s taught, lectured, and directed at universities and schools across the United States and internationally. His directing credits include new play collaborations with Lucas HnathMona MansourChristina AndersonStefanie ZadravecPadraic Lillis, and Bill Bowers among others. Scott’s work has been seen in New York, across the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (GCFT), and a Fulbright grant recipient.


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