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Join us for a weekend intensive learning about ERS and getting on your feet. Translate literature, videos, sounds and other found sources into performance. No prior theater experience is necessary.

May Workshop:
Saturday May 6th 10am – 5pm &
Sunday May 7th 10am – 3pm

June Workshop:
Saturday June 3rd 10am – 5pm &
Sunday June 4th 10am – 3pm

Sign up for one workshop only.

Students must be able to attend both Saturday and Sunday sessions.
Location: in New York TBD

Price $350*

*Current students are eligible for a $50 discount
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Elevator Repair Service conducts workshops for students (high school through graduate school), professional artists and theater lovers of all stripes. Our workshops range in length from a single afternoon to teaching residencies that last several months. In our workshops, participants work with Artistic Director John Collins and company members to generate scenes from unconventional sources, translating excerpts of novels, video clips, and sound effects into performance. These intensive sessions introduce participants to ERS and it’s history and offer a glimpse into the earliest stages of development of a new project.¬†John Collins is also available for lectures, panels, and guest teaching.
If you have questions or are interested in bringing ERS to your institution, please contact Lindsay at