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Artist Gym is Electric Eye Ensemble’s monthly creation and creativity workshop for people of all backgrounds to create new work in a supportive and low-pressure environment. Each Gym is themed and facilitators lead participants through an exploration of that theme using various artistic exercises. Artist Gym is ideal for professional theater artists, and the artistically inclined of all backgrounds. No prior theatrical training is needed, only an open mind and a readiness to collaborate. Artist Gym is dedicated to building a community of diverse individuals who value collaboration and art-making in New York City.

In the works:

Artist Gym Extravaganza | August 25, 2018 | 7-10 pm
Theme: Luminosity
Location in Manhattan and confirmed upon RSVP


Artist Gym Extravaganza: Luminosity

In English, we say someone is glowing when they are happy. We say they are gloomy when they are discouraged. “Letting your light shine” means to be your truest and best self. In literature, light and the weather are often personified with emotional gravity.

Through discussion, writing, and movement activities, this workshop will explore Luminosity and our physical, theoretical, emotional, and spiritual associations. At the end we will work together to create new short theatrical pieces that could grow into a larger project or be an exercise in creative practice.

For this Extravaganza, we will be on a beautiful rooftop in Manhattan with five lead artist facilitators: Leonie Bell, Maria Camia, Andrew Murdock, Sarah Plotkin and Jermaine Rowe. Come enjoy food, drinks and good company as we make work and watch the sun go down on the city sky line.

“Thank you for bringing together a community of artists. I think art is about more than just the performance, it’s about thinking about the world and the context we make our art in. Artist Gym gives room for questioning our values and perception, which creates art that’s more current and more vital.”

“I had a great time meeting and playing with all the artists and artistically inclined.”

“Artist Gym is a fantastic resource that I haven’t seen or experienced elsewhere — the opportunity for artists and non-artists alike to come together in a low pressure environment and partake in the joy of creation.”

“Thank you for the gift of space and intention … it is rare to find a time and place to play with a willing community of people.”


Want to present Artist Gym at your organization?

We partner with organizations of all sizes to present Artist Gym for their communities!  Artist Gym is perfect for staff conferences, team building events, family and community events, and training workshops.  We have ongoing partnerships with JCC Manhattan, 14th Street Y, All Stars Project of New York, and the Educational Alliance.  Artist Gym workshops can be personalized for your needs and community and are available for a one time event or a series of workshops.

Download a flyer about Artist Gym partnerships.

To learn more about Artist Gym partnerships contact sarah@electric-eye-ensemble.com.