Workshop: Embodied Telling: Sharing Story through Performance

Leah in Sins 2009Embodied Telling: Sharing Story through PerformanceAugust 15th3 - 6 pmCounterpulse1310 Mission Street (north side of Mission Street) in San Francisco    FreePlease send us your name, phone number to register at info@sinsinvalid.orgAre you a writer who writes for the page who is trying to figure out how to bring your work to the stage? Do you feel weird or uncertain about how to use the stage or be present in your disabled or chronically ill body as you tell stories? Do you want to avoid Spoken Word Death syndrome, Oh Shit That Looks Like a Bad School Play Syndrome, and just find beautifully done ways of embodiying your stories? In this interactive workshop, we'll talk about and practice simple ways of slowing down and performing your work for maximum impact. We'll also explore how to move towards living in our disabled and chronically ill bodies, and do some exercises exploring how to bring movement, props, and staging into our performance.  Please bring a piece of writing (poetry, spoken word, hip hop, memoir) that you are interested in using as a performance piece.Our workshops are open to anyone who is interested in exploring the intersection of sexuality and disability, regardless of prior experience in movement or writing.  If space becomes limited, we are prioritizing participants who identify as having a disability.  The space is wheelchair accessible.  Please refrain from using scented products, although we cannot guarantee a scent-free space.