Media members interested in covering portions of Greg Pierotti’s acting workshop at the Casino Theatre should arrange their visit by contacting Suzanne Delle at (401) 341-3163. Please note that no part of this workshop is open to the public.
NEWPORT, R.I. – Greg Pierotti, a Tectonic Theater Project member for 15 years who was an associate writer of the acclaimed play, The Laramie Project, will work with 15 Salve Regina University students in a three-day acting workshop at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., on Feb. 4-6.
The theatre arts students will be studying Moment Work, a technique used by the Tectonic Theatre Project in their creation of The Laramie Project.
Pierotti was co-writer on the HBO teleplay of The Laramie Project, which garnered him a 2002 Emmy nomination. As an actor, he has performed at Union Square Theater, Minetta Lane Theater, Primary Stages, The Guthrie, Hartford Stage, Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Denver Center and Perseverance.
He originated his roles in the world premiers of The Laramie Project, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, and Leigh Fondakowski’s The People’s Temple. He can also be seen as John Peacock in The HBO film The Laramie Project and as David Hart on NBC’s Law and Order.
Pierotti also travels the U.S. teaching Moment Work in high schools, colleges, MFA programs, and private workshops. Most recently, he taught a group of emerging theater artists from politically troubled nations around the world in a state department sponsored program called Diplomacy Through the Arts.
Fifteen Salve Regina theatre arts students will be working with him at the Casino Theatre this weekend learning the technique and working on devising theatre pieces based on it.