All the way from Oslo!

This week we have some friends from the Norwegian Experimental Theater Workshop (NExT) coming to Kansas for a visit! Come see the special encore performance this Sunday, June 25 at 7:00 pm at the Manhattan Arts Center! This performance will include all of the work showcased in last weekend’s MXTW performances, AND two pieces created…

Refracted Habits: Through the Wardrobe

MXTW 2017 refracted habits: theater This year MXTW takes on The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe using the techniques of Peter Handke, Jon Fosse, Gertrude Stein, Caryl Churchill, and Lee Breuer! Here are a few pictures from our whole company tech rehearsal earlier this week. I promise the show is even better than these…

Big Decisions and Script Writing!

So last week we had to say goodbye to the fun of all our purely training and exploration sessions and move on to making the decisions needed to get the creation process rolling. First decision: What playwright’s techniques they will emulate? Each participant is asked to rank their top four choices from the playwrights we…

refracted habits in the works

This year’s workshop is in full swing. In fact, despite the fact that this is my first blog post we’ve already finished up the exploration phase, decisions have been made, and the piece creation train has left the station and is barreling down the tracks with no breaks (like it always does). But I don’t…

Something Extra Exciting is Happening This Summer!

This summer we have the opportunity to offer our audiences and participants an exciting additional cultural experience.  Last year MXTW director Gwethalyn Williams and alum Megan Clark collaborated with Scenelusa Produksjoner of Oslo, Norway to help create the Norwegian Experimental Theater Workshop (NExT) which offers an experience similar to MXTW to Norwegian high school age students. This…

Session 1: Stein in time

I have not been able to AD the last few years since moving to Minnesota, and I am so very happy to be back! When we settled into ye olde yellow chair circle, now featuring RED chairs, which will continue to be referred to as yellow chairs, now signifying the type of chair, rather than…

Join the 2017 Workshop!

Thinking about applying to be in the summer 2017 workshop? Looking for more information? You’ve come to the right place! Learn more about the workshop and what our process is. Take a look around this blog to see photos and descriptions of past sessions and performances. Also, take a look at this short promo video…