Performance: Making the Transition from Page to Stage
Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9pm, Sept. 11 to Oct. 16, with an additional class Oct. 8. Richard Hugo House
What does it take to transform the words on the page into an engaging, authentic and memorable performance? Commitment, rehearsal and humility. Over the course of six weeks you’ll learn and practice tangible skills (including mic technique, how to handle dialog, line breaks, and introductions), and work on developing a performance style that suits you and your work. The class includes take-home reading and assignments, and giving a public reading in the Hugo House cabaret during the week of the fifth class session. All forms/genres are welcome.
Call 206-322-7030 or register online. Registration begins Aug. 8 for HH members, and Aug. 13 for the general public. (I don’t know yet what the exact cost is; will post it as soon as I know.)
A Poet at Your Table
I’m part of a wonderful program that encourages reading groups to read poetry. A Poet at Your Table brings Pacific NW poets directly to your reading group. Leave me a comment if you’d like more information–I’d be happy to talk with you about it.