USM Gorham Cultural Affairs Committee

Archetypes: An original devised presentation directed by Josh Chenard


On Monday, November 19th at 730 p.m., the USM Department of Theatre will present a public performance which is the culmination of a two-day workshop with Josh Chenard. Participants from the workshop will be the performers in the public performance.The performance will take place on the Russell Hall Main Stage, on the USM Gorham campus. 

This performance is made possible with support from the USM Gorham Cultural Affairs Committee.

Ever present in classic mythology, literature, psychology, art, as well as in our own thoughts and memories, archetypes exist as energies and characters that have spanned time and culture.  Utilizing breath, movement, voice, and imagination, participants will explore several archetypes that will enhance character development, deepen connection between text and action, and heighten intuition. The workshop will culminate in a public performance of songs, stories, and activities that demonstrate this powerful work.

Workshop presenter Josh Chenard is an Assistant Professor of Acting at New Mexico State University.  He has taught workshops and classes all over the country from Los Angeles to Atlanta to New York.  A certified instructor of the Michael Chekhov technique, he is also an Associate Teacher candidate of Fitzmaurice Voicework®.

Archetypes Workshop: Saturday, November 17 & Sunday November 18, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
University of Southern Maine, Gorham Campus, Hastings Formal Lounge

Public Performance: November 19 at 7:30 p.m. Russell Hall Main Stage. USM Gorham campus, Free and open to the public.

The USM Gorham Cultural Affairs Committee (UGCAC) is responsible for advocating and allocating a budget that supports cultural events on the USM Gorham campus. The committee proposes, develops and implements processes aimed at increasing diverse cultural opportunities at the University, facilitates culturally diverse programming by facult and staff, and publicizes criteria and screens applications for the awarding of funding for cultural activities. The committee is funded in whole by the USM College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHS). For more information about the the College, visit

Members of the press, and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Emmanuelle Chaulet, (207) 780-5146, Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646

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