Theatre encourages and strengthens trust, memory, communication, empathy, community, collaboration and inventiveness. Elizabeth is dedicated to bringing the openness and curiosity of contemplative and experiential practices into a productive learning and creating environment. Through organized, fluid, and flexible planning, she is able to create a safe environment for artists and performers of all ages to take risks. With the emphasis on instincts and simplicity, a world of countless possibilities presents itself with each new gathering and combination of people.
Elizabeth Horab is a director, teaching artist, and deviser of theatre that's recently moved to the Twin Cities from the Boulder/Denver area. She received her MFA in Theatre: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University (Buddhist-inspired contemplative education; experiential learning) and BA in Theatre from NDSU in Fargo, ND.
The intersection of physical performance and theatre is where Elizabeth Horab's interests lie. She's performed and trained with Wendell Beavers on the 6 Viewpoints and Developmental Technique™; studied and used Tectonic Theatre Project's Moment Work with Greg Pierotti; assistant directed, interned, and trained with Stephen Wangh; danced and learned from Barbara Dilley in Red Square and contemplative dance practices; directed Swimming in the Shallows and worked a season-long residency with Long Wharf Theatre's Next Stage Program; teaches with the Denver Center for the Performing Art's summer education program; is an AmBoT ensemble member of Band of Toughs in Boulder; and has contributed to dozens of devised plays and works in the Boulder/Denver area.
Elizabeth teaches workshops and classes in performance, acting, somatics (movement), improvisational and contemplative performance, devising (play creation), and directing. She's also worked (K-12) with gifted and high-achieving students, as well as with at-risk youth, students with disabilities, and youth suffering from mental illness. She has worked in schools, residential treatment centers, mental health hospitals, and in a theatre setting.