The 2017 BRB Artist Retreat
FGP’s annual creative escape to the woods of rural Pennsylvania.
The BRB retreat presents an opportunity for artists of all mediums to initiate their own projects, build collaborative relationships, and develop their artistic process. The FGP BRB Retreat, now in it’s fifth year, has served hundreds of theatre artists, musicians, choreographers, composers, designers, installations artists, authors, and podcasters. Applications are open to artists of all mediums and methods. Established artists trying their hand at a new craft are also welcome to apply.
The BRB Retreat programming presents two opportunities for interested artists. The first, available to all artists, is a 6-day retreat with a focus on getting a new project started in a community of artists working on similar goals. The second, is a 6-day retreat, reserved for BRB alumni, with a focus on developing an existing project with the assistance of FGP’s 2017 Summer Apprentices. The 2017 BRB retreat will take place in August.
The 2017 BRB Summer Apprenticeship
A two week intensive for undergraduate students looking to hone their own process of making original work.
BRB Apprentices work as actors, makers, and thinkers closely, alongside FGP’s Creative Directors and BRB Alumnus Retreat Artists for a week in rural Pennsylvania. Apprentices partake in master classes led by FGP’s Directors, as well local community artists, all with the intention of helping them to create a larger, collaborative performance as a group.
BRB Apprentices then bring their work to NYC for one week, where they are guided through a professional rehearsal process. During this week they will see shows, visit rehearsals, meet other New York based artists, and delve further into the process of making and editing original work. The Apprenticeship culminates in a showing in NYC, alongside that summer’s Retreat Artists and Alumnus.