Are you a theater maker looking for new tools? Are you a theater student? Do you work in community engagement? Do you create programs for young people?
Come explore choreopoems with playwright, Cynthia C Harris, MPH. Learn about her unique method of community-engaged theater making. Use a personal narrative approach to build performances that combine poetry, monologues, call and response, choral refrains, movement, and music. This workshop is for all levels. Ages 12+. Come ready to play!
WHAT WILL YOU TAKE AWAY?
-Crafting the “good invitation to play.” Laying the foundation for collaborative work among diverse groups.
-Use individual writing prompts to build choreopoems in small groups.
-Find points of connection in individual writing.
-Use individual writing to introduce to build movement and create tableaus.
-Create call and response and choral refrains.
-Shape the choreopoem, identify transitions.