Welcome to Fellows in the Field, the TJTWTF Blog! Check back here regularly for updates and musings from our current fellows during their year-long journeys:
ZACHARY DORN, from St. Petersburg, FL, is studying traditional Karakuri Ningyo and work with contemporary Japanese theater artists as a means to observe the ways in which experimental spectacle explores themes of dread.
HÉCTOR FLORES KOMATSU, from Ann Arbor, MI, is searching for Mexico’s hidden theatrical spirit through the exploration of the fiestas and traditions of its rural and indigenous communities.
JESCA PRUDENCIO, from Brooklyn, NY, is exploring traditional forms of puppetry and dance throughout Thailand, Japan, and the Philippines as she develops her interdisciplinary theatrical adaptation of Francisco Balagtas’ poem, Florante at Laura.