WAM Theater kicks off 2022 season with free online workshops
WAM Theater has announced a series of workshops to kick off its 2022 season. Community members are invited to join the company on a journey of empowerment through creativity and education.
The first installment of WAM’s 2022 community engagement lineup includes two FREE virtual workshops: Playwriting with Winter Miller (In Darfur, The Penetration Play) on March 19 and Improvisation with Tatiana Godrey (Improv Cincinnati and Impro Theater LA) on March 26. March and April 2. .
“We hope these workshops will empower creative spaces that provide participants from all walks of life with inspiration and connection,” said Talya Kingston, Associate Artistic Director of WAM. “So often audiences can only experience the incredible work of our theater artists from the stage in a polished production. These special workshops give you the chance to experience the creative process with two of our favorite teacher artists, not to mention that are free and accessible from the comfort of your home!”
These special two-hour workshops can be supported by Zoom from the comfort of your own home and are open to everyone, regardless of experience level. Workshops should be full and registration is now open. Visit www.wamtheatre.com/workshops/ to reserve your place or find out more. The workshops are free for all participants. Donations to WAM Theater’s community engagement programs are welcome.
“These workshops are the perfect opportunity to put your creativity first,” said Tatiana Godfrey, WAM playwright as well as co-artistic director of Impro Theatre. “Join us for a few hours to focus on the free expression of your imagination.”
Playwriting with Winter Miller
Saturday March 19, 2-4 p.m.
Writing strong characters with authentic dialogue is a craft, but it starts with being able to listen and observe. Generally, we are our own biggest obstacles – fear of not knowing, fear of being wrong, fear of committing to something. For two hours, award-winning playwright Winter Miller will guide you through a series of inspirational writing prompts.
“Storytelling is how we all connect with each other; you can fall in love with another human in an instant,” Miller said. “I think teaching is like that; people in a room get to feel our collective humanity. We’re all here to tell a story that burns a hole in our pocket, and at one point or another , we are all scared or stuck, but we persist. I respect the desire to create in all of us. I am thrilled to partner with WAM. The work and mission of this company is aligned with social justice and storytelling .
Improvisation with Tatiana Godfrey
Saturday March 26, 2-4 p.m. SOLD OUT!
Saturday April 2, 2-4 p.m.
Improvisation is the art of making up stories in the moment. Tatiana Godfrey, co-artistic director of Impro and playwright of the WAM company, will guide you through theater and improvisational games to create stories. Participants will practice engaging with their ideas, listening deeply, sharing space fairly and having fun.
WAM Theater audiences know Tatiana Godfrey as our company’s playwright (ROE, Kamloopa), but she’s also co-artistic director of the Impro Theater Company in Los Angeles with considerable experience as an improv teacher and performer.
Winter Miller is an award-winning playwright, journalist and educator who WAM audiences may remember from In Darfur (2014) or Colored (presented by WAM Theatre, as one of six short plays in Facing Our Truth: 10 Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege).
“For the improv workshops, I love the bear fighting analogy,” Tatiana said. “Any naturalist would tell you, not only do they have fun playing with their fellow bear cubs, but they also learn important skills for survival. This workshop is like playing with other bears. fun and you will have the chance to practice some useful social and business skills.”
WAM Theater’s 2022 season of performances and additional community engagement programming will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information visit www.wamtheatre.com