Five Sundays March 27, April 3, 10, (skip 17th), 24, May 1, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. IN-PERSON POLITICS AND PROSE UNION MARKET BOOKSTORE
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IN-PERSON POLITICS AND PROSE UNION MARKET BOOKSTORE. Vaccines will be required for this workshop.
In this five session in-person workshop, you will develop a script based on your own experience and transform it into a one-person embodied story. Skills from this class will strengthen your storytelling craft and is a perfect way to begin stepping into the worlds of speakeasies and podcast spoken memoirs.
You will learn: the process of creating a script from a rough draft or driving idea; taking directorial coaching; and the polishing required of a live performance. The course will include a performance by Sarah Pleydell of her one-woman show, “The Power Behind the Comb” to model both the process and the product that students will be engaged in. This class will be limited in number to decrease COVID exposure and increase time spent with instructors.
Please bring a draft of a Creative Non-Fiction short story, Personal Essay, or Memior to the first workshop to base the performance off of.
Vaccines will be required for this workshop. Five Sundays March 27, April 3, 10, (skip 17th), 24, May 1, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. IN-PERSON POLITICS AND PROSE UNION MARKET BOOKSTORE
This Class will follow the COVID RULES within the store at that time.
Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama by David Mamet (9780375704239)
Sarah Pleydell MFA debuted her solo ‘tiny house play’, “The Power Behind the Comb”, in Washington, D.C. this past summer. She is the author of two books: The Dramatic Difference, which won the American Association for Theatre Educators' book of the year award, and the critically acclaimed novel, Cologne, which was a staff pick at Politics and Prose and selected for the Oxford Literary Festival. A graduate of Oxford and London Universities, she was a senior lecturer in University Honors at the University of Maryland, College Park for thirty years. (www.sarahpleydell.com)
Dorothy Neumann is a pioneer in the small professional theatre circuit, having directed in the Washington area for over 37 years. She received three Helen Hayes nominations for Outstanding Direction—for Top Girls, Johnny Bull (both Horizons productions) and Unidentified Human Remains… at Signature—and served as artistic director for D.C. Stage and Goosebump Theatre. An artistic associate at Source Theatre, Horizons and Signature in past years, Dot has taught at The Theatre Lab almost since its inception and particularly enjoys teaching Intro to Acting. She joined the seasonal staff at Clear Space Theatre Company in Rehoboth where she has directed Cabaret; Shirley Valentine; La Cage Aux Folles; On Golden Pond; Love, Loss and What I Wore; and The Vagina Monologues. She recently was part of the artistic team at Clear Space for ‘Night, Mother. In addition to her directing, Dot published Truth Serum, a book of poetry available on Amazon.
REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.