Presenter Profile

Saffron Henke

Guest Artist, Colorado State University

Saffron Henke is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Colorado State University, and a member of the Performance faculty at the the Hollins Playwright's Lab. A longtime member of the Actor’s Equity Association, she has performed at many regional theatres, including Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Idaho Rep, Seattle Children’s Theatre, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (two seasons) , Riverside Theatre, and the Furious Theatre Company. She was also an Associate Artist and acting company member for four seasons at the Sacramento Theatre Company, and served as Director of STC-2, a 10- month young professionals training conservatory. She has taught at Miami University, the University of Southern California, the Center Theatre Group, and at A Noise Within Theatre, St. Ambrose University, the University of Iowa, and directed at a variety of professional and academic venues, and is the Artistic Director of The Brink Theatre Company, a company focused on doing site specific new work.

Saffron's Workshops

    Create Your Own Adventure (devised work beginning toolbox)

    Beginning, , / Acting, , , , , / Regular

    There is continual, growing interest in devised work, and particularly how to expand the "toolbox" for both educators and students in this area. A hands on workshop, participants are taken through an ensemble based process including movement techniques, Liz Lerman and Viola Spolin based improvisation, and prompted writing exercises. The participants can explore using these techniques to create a movement based ensemble piece, a new character based solo work, or a more personal, reflective process. These exercises will culminate in participants sharing a short devised sketch. This workshop is accessible to those looking to explore techniques in devising to aid in creating both solo and ensemble new work.