Teach Fest for Maynard - New Workshops April 7-10

 TEACH FEST FOR MAYNARD!


All workshop fees go towards our capital campaign! Help us finsh the build out of our new studios at 517 Maynard Ave S
Workshops Fees $30 - $50

FRIDAY APRIL 7

RUINING MOVIES 
with John Jacobsen (5 - 7 pm)
Let John Jacobsen ruin movies for you. Almost all movies are structured the same way. Learn that structure then go to the movies with friends and ruin the film for them by predicting exactly what's going to happen next. In two hours, John will take you through the entire structure of a movie using film clips from major flicks to demonstrate. Super fast and super fun.
 
SPOKEN WORD 
with Daemond Arrindell (7-9 pm)
Ekphrasis: from the Greek meaning “out” and “speak” – art that moves us to speak out. Ekphrastic poetry – writing that tries to relate to, or is inspired by another piece of art. Using visual art, we will “interrupt” the stories our brains concoct and focus on analysis and detail. We will also draw connections between those stories and stereotypes and finally use the specific details we experience from an image to craft a poem inspired/influenced by that image.
  

SATURDAY APRIL 8

PLAYWRITING 
with Elizabeth Heffron (12 - 2 pm)
LESS IS MORE. Experiment with writing an entire scene using 20 words or less!  We will struggle to have story context and character behavior do all the heavy lifting, so that any language we choose to use will hit like a bullet.  Bring your favorite hi-or-lo tech writing device to work with...
 
GROUNDHOG DAY 
with Matt Smith (12 - 1:30 pm)
Groundhog Day. It's an extended exercise about expanding your capacity to make varied choices, and committing to those choices. A laborious, painstaking riot of an exercise.
 
GROUP SINGING 
with Meg McLynn (2 - 4 pm)
Sing with freedom—no musical ability required! When we were children, singing was FUN. This workshop is for anyone wants to remember what that felt like. We will warm up with some easy and playful vocal exercises, then we will learn some new songs and play with familiar songs, working in unison, in parts, and in rounds.
  

SUNDAY APRIL 9

LISTENING & BEING PRESENT 
with Sarah Harlett (11 - 1pm)
Using several improv tools and some work with "The Second Circle", we'll explore what having a listening body and being truly present onstage can be.
 
AUDITION WORKSHOP 
with Christine Marie Brown (1 - 3 pm)
Do you want to think about auditions differently and learn to look forward to them, even love them? Do you want to have a sense of a process around this skill, instead of always feeling overwhelmed or lost? Then let's kick around some simple ideas and techniques for a few hours in the Black Box at Freehold so you can start to take charge of this most important skill.
 

MONDAY APRIL 10

COMEDY: BITS AND STARTS
with Hal Ryder and Robin Lynn Smith (7 - 10 pm) 
A Workshop involving some fundamental elements of Comedy - both on and off text.