Exciting news! Your very own co-directors, Ali Miller and Melanie St. Ours, will be presenting a FREE workshop at the Amnesty International Human Rights Arts Festival! This is an exciting chance to meet the directors (and maybe even a cast member or two!) and become part of our creative tribe. Dive in with us and experience a taste of the process we’re using to build the play, while learning skills that you can use to collect oral histories of your own. Check out the full festival program here: http://www.humanrightsartfestival.com/
Workshop Title: Our Histories: Story-gathering and Performance
Time: Sunday, April 25 from 2:30-4pm
Location: Dance Recital Studio (2nd Floor), Montgomery College Performing Arts Center
Workshop Description: As artists, advocates, and peace-builders, how do we cultivate oral histories of resistance, learn from our elders, and celebrate our identities? Using community-based theater and oral history processes, this workshop will create space for participants to learn theater and oral history techniques for use in community settings and to have a deep experience of the power of collectively co-creating original theater. Techniques to be used will include story circles, interview, Theater of the Oppressed, and group devising, culminating in new pieces of theatrical expression to be shared with the group. The workshop is given in conjunction with a larger playbuilding process that is currently ongoing in the Northwest One neighborhood of Washington DC entitled How to be a Human that will be presented at the Capital Fringe Festival 2010. There is space for up to 25 participants. Free and open to the public.