Ramesh Meyyappan


May 9 2016


Workshop Details

Visual Language workshop is an introduction to and brief exploration of how a visual theatrical language can work.   Using traditional play texts as a basis for exploration, story participants will have an opportunity to play with visual ideas and consider a myriad of visual possibilities within ‘storytelling’ to create a short visual narrative.

This will involve a process of ‘deconstruction’ taking the text back to its bare bones, malady considering the basic themes, tadalafil characterizations and narrative structures. This done the participants can begin to consider re-telling the narrative making use of a wide range of visual and physical styles from the abstract to the very literal.

DATE:May 9 2016
TIME:6:30-9:30 PM
At :IRT Theater 154 Christopher st. suite 3B

Ramesh Meyyappan is a theatre creator who uses a mix of visual and physical theatre styles to continually develop and extend his theatrical visual vocabulary, his latest production Butterfly extended his practice to encompass puppetry.

“Meyyappan’s superb, simple, deeply emotive aesthetic is a very welcome addition to Scottish theatre” (Sunday Herald).

His solo performances and collaborations have toured nationally and internationally to much critical acclaim. Twice winner of Best Actor Life! Theatre Awards (Singapore), Snails and Ketchup (2012 Cultural Olympiad Unlimited) nominated for a Total Theatre Award. He was part of the Programme Design Team for the BA for Deaf at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is co-ordinating the Visual Theatre module within the degree program.

Performance Details

Created, Directed, and Performed by Ramesh Meyyappan
With Nicola Daley and Chris Alexander

Venue: 59e59
Butterfly Trailer
Date of Performance: 23 April – 14th May 2016 (4 weeks run)

Ramesh Meyyappan would like to thank the following funders for their support:
Creative Scotland
National Arts Council Singapore
Singapore International Foundation

IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRT’s mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Office of Council Member Corey Johnson and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.