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Applications for The 2019 Master Class are closed.

Selected Fellows will join us AUGUST 4-11 in the FINGER LAKES REGION OF NEW YORK as we learn the Odyssey Works method and collaborate in the creation of a performance for an audience of one.

The 2019 Master Class will be held in on a gorgeous 350-acre organic farm located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York.

The 2019 Master Class will be held in on a gorgeous 350-acre organic farm located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York.

This is an unprecedented chance to join Odyssey Works Directors Abraham Burickson & Ayden LeRoux for one week in the Finger Lakes to learn our secrets from 18 years of designing experiences for one-person audiences. The cohort will work collaboratively to study the life of our chosen participant and design an interdisciplinary experience for them that will take advantage of the local surroundings. 


CURRICULUM

Odyssey Works' Directors will facilitate a dynamic and energetic collaborative environment. We will hit the ground running. We will present concepts of empathetic design, teach methods for making diagrams, and practice creating spaces of intimacy and curiosity. Each fellow will be selected for their particular expertise, and we will work across disciplines to create a transformative experience together. Days will be spent researching our chosen participant, collaborating in the development of particular moments for them, and learning the Odyssey Works approach to experience design. Each fellow will return home seeing their personal, professional, and creative lives through a new lens. 

Be prepared to spend the week deeply immersed in creative research, design, and production. We will be in an incredibly beautiful environment, and the project we complete together will be demanding. We will live, eat, and work together full-time from August 4-11, 2019. 

Questions? Contact us at director@odysseyworks.org

ACCOMMODATIONS

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The Odyssey Works Master Class will be held at the Rochester Folk Art Guild located in Middlesex, NY. Located on an idyllic 350-acre organic farm, the property also boasts a wood-fired sauna, pottery, woodworking, and weaving studios. Rooms are charming and comfortable, but simple. We will share meals together each day and cook collaboratively using some of the exceptional produce grown on the property.

Room & Board
single: $625
shared: $575

Please note that there are a limited number of single rooms available and these will be reserved on a first-come first-serve basis.

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Read about the Odyssey created by the 2018 Master Class here or watch the video above.

Some of our 2018 Fellows ran away with the circus. Photo by Tanner Cusick.

Some of our 2018 Fellows ran away with the circus. Photo by Tanner Cusick.

Recording produced at the 2018 Master Class. Photo by Abraham Burickson. Record design: Kristine Brogno and Katie Green. Record by Katie Green and Michelle Calabro.

Recording produced at the 2018 Master Class. Photo by Abraham Burickson. Record design: Kristine Brogno and Katie Green. Record by Katie Green and Michelle Calabro.

TUITION

$3,000 plus Room and Board

A limited number of need-based partial scholarships are available.

We are incredibly aware of the widening economic gap in this country and throughout the world. It is our goal to make this intensive is as accessible as possible. If you believe you will be able to attend with a partial scholarship, fill out our scholarship application here in addition to the regular application

Additionally, we have two work study positions available. Work study fellows pay a flat fee of $600 for room+board+tuition. Please indicate your interest in your application. The work study application is the same as the scholarship application. Find it here.

The 2019 Master Class will be held on an idyllic 350-acre organic farm in Middlesex, NY.

The 2019 Master Class will be held on an idyllic 350-acre organic farm in Middlesex, NY.

TRAVEL

The Master Class will be held AUGUST 4-11, 2019. You will be responsible for your own airfare and transportation. The nearest airports are in Rochester and Ithaca, NY. We will arrange to pick you up from the airport.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

May 1, 2019.