WRITING AND PERFORMING THE STORIES OF OUR LIVES
This workshop is a hands-on experience using interviewing, free-writing, and collaborative improvisation to create scripts that reflect communities. Participants will work as a group to create a poetic script and will experiment with movement and structure to complete a short performance by the end of the workshop. The exercises and tools in this workshop can be used for a variety of community building projects in addition to performance works. Think of this workshop as a speed writing template for what is a longer process.
Judith Sloan is co-author of Crossing the BLVD, (winner Brendan Gill Prize ), book, performance, exhibition and radio series aired WNYC and NPR. She received a 2022 NYSCA Grant to work on a new piece about the Climate Crisis, a 2018 Queens Council Commissioning Grant, a 2013 (NYFA) fellowship, among others. She is a member of the faculty at NYU Gallatin School. Works include: Yo Miss! Denial of the Fittest, A Tattle Tale and It Can Happen Here and 1001 Voices. Sloan founded an arts program for immigrant teenagers, Cross-Cultural Dialogue Through the Arts garnering a Partnership in Education Award.
EarSay is an artist-driven non-profit arts organization dedicated to uncovering and portraying stories of the uncelebrated. Our projects bridge the divide between documentary and expressive forms in books, exhibitions, on stage, in sound & electronic media. We are committed to fostering understanding across cultures, generations, gender and class, through artistic productions and education bringing our work to theaters, museums, schools, prisons, festivals and universities. EarSay has been supported by foundations and individual contributions including the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.