Characters who have more facets and more depth offer a writer greater opportunities to link them into the story and discover connections and forces that may not have been planned. Allowing your characters to ‘breathe’ can make the story writing flow more easily and allow a plot to twist and turn in a way that even surprises the author!
In this workshop we will briefly discuss some of the ways that an actor can quickly ‘get in the head’ of a character before playing games and using exercises that help discover motivations and traits that may not have been obvious at first blush. We will play with character games that allow rapid understanding of a character so that even minor characters will mesh better with the story. As we say in theatre, there are no small roles, only small actors!
Dynamic characters will run from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday February 26th at the UCG, 122 Harris St.Guelph. (at the corner of Harris and York across from Lyon park).
Cost for the workshop is $50, class size is limited. For more information, or to register please contact Kevin Nunn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Discounts are available for students and seniors.
Improvisers can’t stop on stage to talk out the next part of the scene; the story has to keep rolling along. As writers we have the luxury of stopping, thinking and plotting; but does this always help? Sometimes out ability to consider the best path can freeze us in indecision and lead to blocks in our writing as we consider the millions of permutations and try to find the best one.
In the Narrative naturally workshop we will engage in brief discussion of the theories and exercises improvisers use to keep from freezing, and then use a series of games and theatre exercises to train our storytelling reflexes to instinctively find the story that we need to tell.
Come join us for a fun and friendly workshop that will stimulate your storytelling instincts and will make you think of how you write in an entirely different way!Narrative naturally will run from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday March 5th 2011 at Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto. (10 Trinity Square, the church hidden behind the Eaton Centre)