Camilla Morrison  |  Breakout Session

Camilla will be joined by Kyla Kazuschyk for a session called "Creating Spaces! The Power and Possibility of Devised Theatre"

About this session: The process of creating and sharing devised work contains incredible potential for propelling us all toward gender parity and toward a myriad of other intersectional goals.

In this workshop, we will share lessons learned through our practice in devised theatre as performers, creators, designers, and collaborators.  Time will also be given to brainstorming: to exchanging existing ideas and devising new ones together.

The thesis project for the MFA in Performance program at Louisiana State University is to create a one-person show. Students are responsible for the entire piece—from choosing a concept and writing a script to directing, performing, and assembling design elements. Stories can be personal, creative, historical, or a combination of these. This type of autonomous and independent storytelling allows each person to find and share their voice, and trains them in a variety of skills useful in the world beyond university. In this workshop, we will teach from the experiences of a few women who have undergone this journey.

The worlds of dance, physical theatre, interactive and immersive installation art, and loosely scripted or non-scripted theatre provide opportunities for truly collaborative environments, where everyone’s voices can be heard. Through the lens of our experiences in the roles of writer, director, costume designer, costume shop manager, and cutter/draper on a number of recent devised works, we will share concrete strategies for overcoming fear, diving in to the unknown, and emerging as driving forces toward a more balanced and equal world.

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About Camilla

Camilla Morrison is a Costume Designer, Draper, artist, and teacher. She currently teaches and designs at the University of North Dakota where she recently designed The Wolves, The Wizard of Oz, Speech and Debate, and Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play. Camilla earned her MFA in Costume Design and Technology at Louisiana State University and her BA in Theatre from Salisbury University. Her Costume Design credits at LSU include Swine Palace's productions of Noises Off, Vieux Carre, Carrie the Musical, and Stick Fly. Camilla was the Costume Design Fellow at the Hangar Theater in Ithaca, NY where she designed four experimental productions and four Theatre for Young Audiences productions.

Previously, Camilla worked in the Washington D.C. area as a freelance Costume Designer, Stage Manager, Teaching Artist, and Arts Administrator. Camilla is a recipient of the Board of Regents Fellowship from Louisiana State University. This summer Camilla will join the Texas Shakespeare Festival for a third season as a Cutter/Draper and will design their TYA production The Lovely Step-Sister