Residency at ITI Singapore
Between mid-September and mid-November 2017, Phillip Zarrilli will return to the Intercultural Theatre Institute to work with 2nd year acting students, assisted by Sunhee Kim. Phillip has a long-term relationship with ITI (formerly TTRP). He was first invited to TTRP to conduct an intensive two week workshop applying his pre-performative training using Asian martial arts and yoga to Samuel Beckett’s later, shorter texts. Kuo Pao Kun and T. Sasitharan then invited Phillip to return to TTRP in 2004 to direct a major production of Ota Shogo's non-verbal masterpiece, The Water Station.
This year, Phillip and Sunhee will work with the students daily in the studio with Zarrilli’s psychophysical training, and apply the principles of the training to some of Beckett’s shorter plays. The work-in-progress studio sharing will take place at ITI on 16–17 November 2017. Zarrilli will also be joined by Kaite O'Reilly in holding weekly dramaturgy sessions focusing on a wide variety of non-Western and Western text with all the ITI students. We will consider a variety of dramaturgies: the dramaturgy of the text, the director's dramaturgy, the actor/performer's dramaturgy, etc.
Zarrilli has been a member of ITI's academic board for a number of years, and attends the Symposium on Intercultural Acting hosted by ITI as often as possible.