Write Her Up and Write Him Down – A Creative Writing Workshop for Actors
Sat. April 6, 1:00 pm to 5:00 p.m. at McDougall United Church, 10025- 101 Street (more info on location below)
Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, March 29 so that we know we have enough people to run the workshop. To R.S.V.P., email firstname.lastname@example.org or click “Join” on the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/585179074826840/ . We have six people already, so it looks like it will run. (Maximum no. of participants: 12 people)
Cost: $10 per person to provide an honorarium for Katalin
“Developing and producing your own work is the single MOST important thing you can do after you graduate.”*
The basic building blocks to creating a character are not so basic. During the first half of the workshop we will plunge into the pool of creating zestful characters. A cluster of hands-on writing exercises that aim to give you tools to discover who your characters are, where they’re from and where they’re going, will help you develop a flesh and blood, multidimensional character. In the second segment of the workshop participants will have an opportunity to write a scene and bring their character to life.
Materials Needed from Participants: ideas for the kinds of character that particularly attract you and you wish to develop and embody.
About the Facilitator/Director:
Founder, Owner, Writer, Director
Blue Passport Pictures Video and Film Productions
Katalin Szonyi is a Canadian/Hungarian screenplay writer and director who has written, produced and directed a number of short fictional film projects and commissioned video pieces. She is a recipient of grants from the Edmonton Arts Council and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and has been a juror twice. Since her first cinematic work in 2006, Kat has received an award from the Edmonton Art Council. Her short video films have been screened at Canadian film festivals, showcased at the Art Gallery of Alberta and premiered at Edmonton’s ARTery Art Gallery. Her latest video piece has won an Award of Merit from two prestigious film competitions and received an AMPIA Rosie Award Nomination. http://www.bluepassportpictures.com/
McDougall United Church, which is at the corner of 101st Street and Macdonald Drive – opposite the Edmonton Journal building.
The entrance we will use is on the south side – green doors. Timothy Anderson has the key so you may have to wait until he arrives to get in (He’s usually there 15 minutes before the start of the workshop).
In case you arrive late: call 780-299-4278, Elaine’s cell phone. The church doors are kept locked.
The LRT stop is Central.
Parking: There is an Impark pay parking lot behind the church.
Food: Light refreshments will be provided.
More info on the Insight Actors Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coapacting/members/
*From “Things I Wish I Had Been Told in Theatre School” by Callam Rodya. You will find this same advice in any contemporary acting career book.