Week 47 | Artist 47: Created to Create 2016 | Lenard Petit, Actor/Director/Teacher/Artistic Director
Lenard Petit is a founding member of the Michael Chekhov Association, MICHA, and the Director of the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio in New York City. Author of the Michael Chekhov Handbook, for the Actor, he has been working in the theater for forty years collaborating with other artists to create original works for the stage, cinema, and television. He has directed plays and performance pieces on and Off Broadway, and in Great Britain. As an actor, he has performed in works by Julie Taymor, Meredith Monk, Richard Foreman, Ping Chong, and many others. One of a handful of teacher students trained by the original members of Michael Chekhov’s Theater School, in 2016, Mr. Petit was invited to create a Michael Chekhov Workshop and Festival in connection with The Shanghai Theater Academy Theater Arts Festival Shanghai, China. He has been invited to teach Master classes at The International School for Film and Television in Munich, Helsinki University, as well as master classes and workshops in, Amsterdam, Rome, Lisbon, Madrid, Berlin, Oslo, Reykjavik, Brussels, Zurich, Dublin, London, Riga, Vilnius, and Irkutsk, Siberia. For twenty-five years he taught the Chekhov Technique in the MFA and BFA Acting programs at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
In 2016, SUPER SPACE is serving as a vehicle to facilitate Created to Create Project. What CREATED TO CREATE INTRODUCING ONE ARTIST PER WEEK, FOR 52 WEEKS IN 2016. When Beginning, January, 1st, 2016 Who ACTORS, ARTISTS, THEATRE MAKERS, FILM MAKERS, DESIGNERS, TEACHING ARTISTS, STUDENTS all chosen because they spend a part each day creating. Artists will be chosen in no particular order. Goal Introduce artists from different parts of the world. People who use different mediums and whose practice is at a different skill level. A thing they all have in common is unique sense of style and self-expression.