Session One: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hedda v. Nora with Kristen Kosmas
Someone asked me recently what inspires me to live. I found this question shocking, and now I try to think about it every day. Someone else suggested to me recently that I sincerely consider the fact— the possibility— that I might die at any moment. I find this consideration exhilarating. In this workshop, we’ll write about life and death and see what that does! It might generate material for a new project, invigorate an existing project, and/or reanimate and clarify our intentions and commitments to our theater and performance making practices.
The Business of Show Business with Levy Lee Simon
In this workshop screenwriter, director, producer, actor and award winning playwright, Levy Lee Simon will discuss the business of show business from his personal experience in Hollywood and New York. Along with personal stories, literary agents, studios, production companies, casting, budgets, and producing well be discussed, in a question and answer interactive format.
How to Publish and Market Your Play with Rob Urbinati
Many changes are afoot in the publishing industry, and playwrights should be aware of the possibilities and challenges that exist for publishing and marketing their work with the established publishing houses, the smaller publishers, and the new, “indie” presses.
Any Actor Any Play with Meghan Finn
In this workshop we will discuss techniques for bridging the gap between Stanislavski-based American acting training and new writing. We will examine both the writer’s and the actor’s process through a series of exercises geared toward unlocking the divide. We will create a blueprint for collaboration that can be used in any rehearsal process with any actor on any play. Writers and Actors are encouraged to attend.
Community-Engaged Theater with Michael John Garcés
Cornerstone Theater Company’s Artistic Director, Michael Garces, will share some of the strategies and exercises the company uses to create unique and meaningful works of theatre with a wide range of communities and populations.
Session Two: 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Trusting your Writers Voice: A Master Class in Playwriting with Constance Congdon
Everyone is an Acrobat with Terry Brennan (class limit 12)
This movement workshop that will walk you through the simple and less complicated acrobatic techniques that can be used on stage – and by actors who aren’t trained acrobats or stage-combatants.
Arts Our Way! with Why Arts
Explore the creative and professional possibilities of working with individuals with a range of intellectual and physical disabilities. WhyArts teaching artists Stephanie Anderson, Kim Jubenville, and Josh Mullady, with Chris Bock, a local playwright with disabilities, will lead the workshop. Visit their website and on facebook for more information about their organization. http://www.whyartsinc.org/; and www.facebook.com/WhyArtsinc
THE SPEAKER/ THE MOTEL/ THE MUSIC with Len Jenkin
What moves the words to hit the air? Who is the speaker actually talking to? Who’s listening?
Who does the speaker serve? What mask is the speaker wearing?
The Blue Spruce. Vacancy. 3 parallel rooms
Who is in them? What’s on TV? Does the bed have Magic Fingers?
Who’s calling? Who’s in the office? Is time (or the time) the same in all three rooms?
Words and music: the water and the well
Master Class in 2 Parts (part one) with Mac Wellman
Attendees must sign up for both workshops. There is a limit of 8.
(THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL)