what's new with Muse?
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Muse has launched and is developing a podcast series called A Simple Herstory about all the women who have run for President of the United States. Herstory is being presented by The Tank. The voice of actress Florencia Lozano is at the helm of the storytelling for Season 1.
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This is a rare opportunity... I love working in this way because we are working outside of the confines of the way the industry often tells us we need to work, and very interesting work is produced when we aren't trying to conform to the typical expectations of what a 'new play' is or what a 'performance' or 'audience relationship' should be.
The Muse Project is a sponsored project of The Tank & Fractured Atlas, non-profit arts service organizations. Contributions for the charitable purposes of The Muse Project must be made payable to 'The Tank' or 'Fractured Atlas' and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Thanks for fighting the hard, awkward, frustrating, but good fight. Messy, but inspiring. Messy AND inspiring.
It is really important to me that the project is female driven and actor driven - it feels like it's much closer to the essential nature of theater.
This way of playmaking reminds me of the heyday of The Group Theatre; how Odets wrote for specific actors in the company. When a playwright is writing specifically to the strengths of an actor, the play fits like a glove. While it's daunting to start with a blank canvas, it's also thrilling to be invested in a project from conception. To be part of a conversation about character arcs, plot points, and the overall 'message' of the play engages every aspect of my creative being. It is very humbling and empowering as a storyteller to be in the room witnessing the 'best idea win.'