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Workshop: Writing Truth & Beauty

December 12, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Writing Truth & Beauty: A Creative Writing Workshop with Playback Theatre
Saturday, December 12th
10:30am- 2:00pm
Sliding scale $45-$65
To register, email: Christopher (at) TrueStoryTheater (dot) org
and send a check made out to “True Story” (and earmarked for the 12/12 workshop) to
Tonia Pinheiro, 73 Emily Jeffers Road, Randolph MA 02368

Workshop description:
Whether or not you write poetry or prose, for publication or personal growth, this playful workshop will spark your imagination, self-expression and help you refine your craft. Led by poet, playwright and expressive arts facilitator Kelly DuMar, and Christopher Ellinger, Artistic Director of True Story Theater, this workshop is infused with the spirit of Jo Salas’ description of Playback Theatre from Improvising Real Life: “effective artistic expression is not the exclusive province of the professional,” and all of us are able to reach into ourselves to “create a thing of beauty that can touch other hearts.” This one-of-a-kind writing workshop will honor what Salas calls our “undying need for connection through aesthetic ritual.” You will gain:

* Wonderful tools to develop new writing
* Experience using writing prompts based on Playback Theatre structures
* Fresh writing in a genre of your choice from thematic prompts
* Opportunity to express your wisdom, truth and beauty through writing and playback

Whether you’re an experienced writer or playback theatre artist, or new to both, this workshop will engage all experience levels. Please join us! You’ll be delighted and surprised by this creative experience.

 

Kelly DumarABOUT KELLY DUMAR

Kelly is a poet, playwright and expressive arts workshop facilitator who loves leading new and experienced writers through dynamic writing exercises, meaningful sharing and artistic satisfaction. Kelly’s award winning plays have been produced around the US and Canada, and are published by dramatic publishers, and her poems are published in many literary journals, including “Milo Review,” “Corium,” “Cape Cod Review,” “Kindred,” “Apeiron,” and “Tupelo Quarterly,” among others. Her  award-winning poetry chapbook, “All These Cures,” was published by Lit House Press in 2014. Kelly founded and produces the Our Voices Festival of Women Playwrights at Wellesley College, now in its 10th year.  She’s on the boards & faculty of The International Women’s Writing Guild, and the Transformative Language Arts Network, and she’s a certified psychodramtist and Fellow in the ASGPP who presents workshops locally and nationally.

Details

Date:
December 12, 2015
Time:
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Organizer

True Story Theater

Venue

Arlington home studio
East Arlington, MA 02474 United States + Google Map
Phone:
781-646-1705

Details

Date:
December 12, 2015
Time:
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Organizer

True Story Theater

Venue

Arlington home studio
East Arlington, MA 02474 United States + Google Map
Phone:
781-646-1705

What happens in a True Story Theater performance?  Our events bring together the delight of improvisation with the riveting vulnerability of people sharing their personal truth.

The show’s emcee (called “the conductor”) facilitates brief, spontaneous conversations with volunteers from the audience who share their own feelings and experiences related to the show’s theme.  After each conversation, the actors and musician immediately embody the key feelings and actions they heard, using movement, music, dialogue, and superb listening. All of it is improvised on the spot. During the course of a 75 minute show, True Story enacts about 6-8 stories.

From this simple interaction, audience members laugh, cry, get insights about their lives, and feel an expanded sense of community. You can share a moment from your life and see it performed, or just come to watch.

What are True Story Theater’s classes like?  We will teach you the basic of Playback Theatre, which can hone your listening skills for everyday life.  All are welcome.  Classes are supportive, informal, intimate, and fun, an enriching experience for both newcomers and experienced actors.