Wednesday 1/31/18

Recap from Nu World Rehearsal Wednesday January 31st, 2018:

Rehearsal began with unity circle introduction, libations, virtues hand energy work and Grey Wolf meditation. After meditation we each had a name tag and we were paired with a Nu World member that we did not know very well. We introduced ourselves and told our partners a little bit about our lives. After five minutes we joined the rest of the group in a seated circle. Mama Rashida called each pair to the front. They were told to exchange name tags. One person sat facing us and the partner behind them with their hands on the partners shoulders.

Mama Rashida told both partners to breathe and then Mama Rashida asked partner 1 questions as if they were partner 2. Mama Rashida asked questions like what is your favorite color? What is your favorite room in your house? What does it look like? What brings you joy? This experience gave the ensemble members a chance to connect and get to know each other even without using words.

After a short break Mama Brenda Brown lead a soca physical warm up. Christian Harris closed with vocals. We rehearsed Ella’s Song, Sin Gin Gin, and Harriet Tubman didn't take no stuff.

Next Rehearsal on Wednesday February 7th at 6:30pm

Marvin Roxas
Wednesday 1/24/2018

January 28, 2018

Hello Nu World Ensemble Members, 

What a great rehearsal session on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. We are already beginning to dig into the work that builds us as a strong unit.  Members this week were asked to write about an issue or topic that they want to shine the light on, and creatively bring that issue or topic to the stage. We circled up and went right in with many sharing pieces and/or ideas and ensemble members jumping right in to act out and help bring these pieces to life. It was an improvisational oasis of new ideas, first time trials, and unified energy. Every one in attendance was given an opportunity to share. Job well done NU World. Keep Coming!!!

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On this week we want to continue in this same pattern. For those who have pieces or any ideas that you want to share, please bring them on this Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 6:30 pm. For some it may take a little longer,  but we encourage you to dig in and take a few minutes to jot down a couple of words or phrases that might help to get to those creative wheels turning. As ensemble members we will work together improvisationally during rehearsal on as many pieces as we can.

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Rehearsal is very important. It helps all of us individually and as a group to stay honest to the craft, get over any performance jitters, and explore all creative avenues and mediums of art.   Please continue to read and familiarize yourselves with the "Standing on the Shoulders of our Ancestors" script and remember to check your e-mail, FB and IG pages for updates and info. 

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SEE YOU ON WEDNESDAY @ 6:30PM in the WombWork Productions, Inc. BLACK BOX THEATER!

 

Marvin Roxas
Wednesday 1/17/18 Nu World Assignment

Hello Art Ensemble Members,

From our rehearsal yesterday at 1/17/18 some of you shared a global/personal issue that you are passionate about, stirs your soul, and how it moves you. I am attaching those of you who have share your responses during rehearsal yesterday. If you did not share or attend yesterday's rehearsal, please send mamakay@wombwork.com your topic or issue global or personal that you are passionately concerned about that stirs your soul. Share how it moves you. Please Share yours if you didn’t on Wednesday write some more about it , or sing a song, create something regarding your thoughts lets expound on it next week could become movement, song , poem . Dance etc.

Please also read through the "Standing on the Shoulders of Our Ancestors Script"

The following Nu World Members shared their passions at this past rehearsal. To read what they were please see the Nu World Art Ensemble Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/nuworldartensemble/ or check your email. If you are not on the email list, please email me at marvin@wombwork.com

Tamara, Rodney, Mama Naimah, Charles, Mama Kay, Christia, Mama Robin, Ola, Shaun Woodland, Louis, Jalen, Stefanie, Parrish

We are also still waiting to hear back from any of you who expressed interest in the Nu World Operations and Development Manager and Assistant Manager Role. Please email marvin@wombwork.com and mamakay@wombwork.com and mamarashida@wombwork.com with any interest.

Marvin Roxas
Wednesday 1/17/18 Nu World Rehearsal

Recap from Wednesday January 10th:

Meeting Minutes

  • Nu World Art Ensemble Rehearsals are held weekly on Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Nu World meeting minutes, meeting recaps, and upcoming meeting details will be both emailed to Nu World members and posted on this blog page at www.wombwork.com/nuworld
  • We will be teaching script-writing and curriculum development for an 8-week program in conjunction with The Modell Lyric Opera House, if you have interest in teaching, please email mamakay@wombwork.com and marvin@wombwork.com
  • There are several Black History Month Performances and rehearsals will begin after the Wednesay Nu World Meeting, if you are interested in learning more/performing please email sierrau44@yahoo.com and mamakay@wombwork.com and mamarashida@wombwork.com (they are looking for male/female singers/actors/actresses)
    • Thursday January 25, 1:45pm - 2:30pm in Temple Hills, MD 20745
    • Tuesday February 6, 9:40am - 10:25am & 10:35am - 11:00am in Silver Spring, MD 20002
    • Tuesday February 27, 10:00am - 10:45am in Oxon Hill, MD 20745
  • We are looking to provide for a position of Nu World Operations Manager and Assistance Nu World Operations Manager (If you are interested in either of these positions, please send an email detailing your interest and experiences and send it to marvin@wombwork.com and mamakay@wombwork.com and mamarashida@wombwork.com)
    • The manager and assistant manager would be the point person when it comes to calling/emailing Nu World Members about upcoming rehearsals and performances
    • Figuring out need for contracts, background checks, waivers, and other office forms and organizing that for the Nu World Art Ensemble
    • Documenting Nu World Art Ensemble Meeting Minutes and media
    • Forming a database of Nu World scripts, clips, games, and songs and archiving them with office staff
    • Delegating responsibilities
    • Organizing Nu World Members and reporting information back to the WombWork Directors/Office Staff
    • Representing Nu World during larger meetings if necessary
    • Running concession stand
    • Selling/creation of promotional material
    • Head Shots
    • T-Shirt Sizes
    • Nu World Fundraising
    • Will work closely with office and administrative staff for organization

Upcoming Meeting Wednesday January 17th:

  • Meet at 6:30pm-8:30pm at the WombWork Black Box Theatre (3123 Walbrook Avenue)

For any further questions or administrative concerns please email marvin@wombwork.com and stevanie@wombwork.com

Marvin Roxas