Recent Alumni Philip Santos Schaffer '18 and Anna Woodruff '18 Create an Intimate Theatrical Experience
December 5, 2018
The End of the World Bar and Bathtub created and performed by dramaturgy alumni Philip Santos Schaffer '18 and Anna Woodruff '18 is part of Small Plays For Giants, a five play series of highly interactive solo performances. Each performance takes place in audience members’ own bathroom, where it is performed for only two people at a time. The play, presented by WalkUpArts, is currently on tour throughout New York City with no closing date set.
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Philip Santos Schaffer is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist. WalkUpArts credits include Alone With Living Creatures (adapter, director), The Life of the Theatre (adapter, director), and A Play About Drew Carey (playwright). Philip has been an artistic associate, associate archivist, and ensemble member with The Living Theatre, since 2013. Producing and associate producing credits include The Anthropologists Save The World! at the New Ohio's Ice Factory, Between the Seas - a Mediterranean theatre festival, Hair (Columbia University and WalkUpArts), and Burning The Living (The Living Theatre). Other credits include Os Confederados (director, prod. Columbia University), and Genius, Inc. (adapter, prod. The Segal Center).
In a recent interview, Philip told WalkUpArts, "Theatre is like yoga for your empathy. A theatre is a space to stretch out the capacity to feel, to practice deep compassion for strangers." Read more.
Anna Woodruff is a dramaturg based in New York City who focuses on new play development. She is a member of LMDA and has worked at the Lark Play Development Center, American Conservatory Theater, Soho Rep., and Roundabout Theatre Company. She also teaches at the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan. Current work, includes the new play Field, Awakening by Melis Aker directed by Tatiana Pandiani which will be produced at Corkscrew Theater Festival July 14-22. More information can be found here.
In an interview with WalkUpArts, Anna said, "Art in any form allows me to understand another person’s experience. Empathy is the most powerful tool humans have." Read more.