Solo Show Creation - with Paul Dunn Feb 10 & 17, 2018
Awaken your creative potential at this two-day Solo Show workshop. Playwright and actor Paul Dunn (author of the Dora-nominated Outside, and co-author/performer of the The Gay Heritage Project) will lead you though a variety of “on-your-feet” writing exercises designed to bypass your inner critic and get you generating new solo performance material. Unlock your unique artistic perspective, learn to switch seamlessly between multiple characters, and feel the thrill of holding an audience’s attention with just you and your writing. This is a great “way in” for performers looking to write, as well as writers looking to diversify their approach. And you’ll walk away with a few minutes of polished solo performance! All levels welcome. Fast, fun and judgment-free environment. (Must be 18+)
Paul Dunn Paul is an actor, playwright and instructor based in Stratford, Ontario. His plays include the solo show BOYS (Theatre Direct),High-Gravel-Blind (which opened the Stratford Festival’s Studio Theatre in 2002), Offensive Shadows (Studio 180), Dalton and Company (cart/horse) and Outside, a play for middle and high school students about homophobia, bullying, mental health and gay-straight alliances, which continues to tour Ontario and the US with Roseneath Theatre. He co-authored and performed in the The Gay Heritage Project, which toured nationally in 2016. He’s been a regular guest instructor at the National Theatre School of Canada, teaching Vocal Masque (creation of a solo performance) and as a coach for Shakespeare and contemporary monologues. He's led workshops in playwriting and Vocal Masque for adults, and directed Shakespeare and performance projects at the post-secondary level, including Twelfth Night for Fanshawe College. He's worked as an actor in theatres across the country, with seven seasons at the Stratford Festival, as well as appearances on tv, radio and film.
Dates Saturday, February 10th, 11am to 5pm Saturday, February 17th, 11am to 5pm