To address an expanding dialogue between culture and theatre and to show a deep association between outer and inner conviction through performance, Robyn Hunt, professor of acting at University of South Carolina (USC), and Steven Pearson, professor of acting and directing at USC, founded Pacific Performance Project (P3) east in 1994. Hunt and Pearson were inspired to create P3 east due to the wealth of training and knowledge they gained from renowned Japanese theatre director Tadashi Suzuki. Both Hunt and Pearson began working with Suzuki in 1982 and studied his techniques for 12 years. With Suzuki’s encouragement, Hunt and Pearson began to teach his techniques in the United States with the establishment of P3 east.Pacific Performance Project east has since presented numerous productions that employ a fusion of the core of Suzuki training, modern dance, slow tempo, circus technique, silent narrative and a contemporary take on Stanislavski’s system of acting. Past performances from P3 east include Opium, Prix Fixe, Myra’s War, and Mizu No Eki (The Water Station), which the company took to New York. Flight is the newest show from P3 east and was conceived and directed by Pearson and written by Hunt.
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