THE ART OF CRAFTING AN INTERVIEW AND YOUR ABILITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The workshop will explore active listening and honing questions for interviews that can be used when exploring ideas around race and justice issues. How do we listen? How do we take what we hear and apply it to pushing the narrative forward? Finally, how does documenting our interviews on video or even our phones, help us to create effective documented conversations that can exact change?
Stephanie Walter Williams is an award-winning writer, producer and director whose credits include television, radio and theater. Stephanie’s television credits include documentaries for Lifetime, MSNBC, Metro Channels and CBS News Productions. Stephanie has created original programming for a variety of broadcasters, including VH-1 and WE: Women’s Television. After studying writing in college in New York and Britain, Stephanie moved to Manhattan and opened her own theatre company, The Black Market. Her play, I Vermin was presented in the 2003 NYC Fringe Festival. Stephanie holds an MFA in Dramaturgy from Stony Brook University where she serves as an adjunct lecturer and a BA in English from SUNY Brockport.
Reel Works provides free filmmaking programs for NYC Youth. Using a unique, one-on-one mentoring model, we challenge at-risk youth to tell their stories and have their voices heard. In turn, they build vital skills of literacy, leadership and self-confidence to create productive futures.