To raise a ruckus before doing our show @UnitedSolo Fest (Nov. 6, 7p), thom’s leading two solo performance & creative writing workshops in NYC.
Local Color, Sunday, Nov.3, 4-6pm @BGSQD (Bureau of General Services Queer Division) 83a Hester Street (Between Orchard And Allen Streets),Subway: [F] Delancey, 2 Av. [J, M] Essex, RSVP: [email protected]
Disturbance & Delight (w/ Laura Zam) Monday, Nov. 4, 7-9pm @bluestockings: book store, fair trade café, activist center, 172 Allen St. (between Stanton and Rivington), Subway: [F] Delancey, 2 Av. [J, M] Essex, [email protected], 212.777.6028
Local Color is a two hour writing/performance workshop of writing exercises and performance technique. The workshop will mine town secrets, local legends, old wives tales and all the things said, and not said, to create short original solo pieces. Under the threat of erasure or rejection, these little ditties let us know just how far we can flaunt it before we get shut down. They tell what it is to be a man, a woman —or the ‘local color’. Participants might create a monologue, a scene, a song, a movement piece or some other trouble-making device. Includes a teaser performance and readings from “The Drifts Live: the novel onstage” at United Solo Festival, Nov. 6, 7pm (thedriftslive.com) based on the novel “The Drifts” (Coach House Books, 2010) lauded by the Globe and Mail as “magnificent”. RSVP to [email protected]
Disturbance & Delight is a two hour writing/performance workshop with two artists on the cutting edge of queer, cis, sex-positive, gender, sexuality and relationship performance and writing. Using writing exercises and various performance techniques, the workshop will mine material through anonymous participant questions about sexual health, sexual healing, sexual function, relationships, gender, identity, or anything else related. Participants might create a monologue, a scene, a song, a movement piece or some other troublemaking device. RSVP to [email protected]
See you there!