This workshop is an opportunity to bring in an idea and create a 5-minute show. As actors we follow the playwright’s script, the dramaturge’s vision, and the director’s direction. We don’t often get the chance to exercise artistic choices in a wide scope. Well. Ever wonder what you would do if given the chance to write, direct and perform completely on your own terms? What would that look like? Would it be funny? Sad? Poetric? Dramatic? What would the subject be? What intrigues you? What is important to you? We all have a totally unique vision and sense of play and that’s where our own genius lies. Our gods speak to us in a completely private way. Your quirky, unfiltered ideas are the pure matter where creation starts. Bring in something such as a prop, musical instrument, original monologue, monologue from a play, a song, a newspaper article, a piece of clothing, your stand-up comedy routine, and we will work with it through improvisation and writing exercises. And at the end of the class, we will have a go at performing it. Perfect, no. Messy and fun and a great start to something worth developing, maybe! This is an opportunity to catch the spark and make a fire. This workshop welcomes artists and civilians of all ilk, all genders and gender identities, all pronouns and fashion statements. It is appropriate for ages 8-110.
August 25, 2019 | 2:00PM-5:00PM
Ruby Theatre | 615 S. 10th Street
Alternative Purchase Locations
in person | Ruby Theatre | 615 S. 10th Street
by phone | 816.232.1778
day of show | Ruby Theatre Box Office | 45 minutes prior to show
Bio: Dana Block is an actress, writer, singer, director, accordion player, professor and Uber Driver. She has written and produced 4 solo shows. Last year, her original solo show “Queen Kong” about the Nazi filmmaker Leni Reifenstahl, was presented Off-Broadway by The New York New Works Theater Festival on 42nd Street. She is also the author of a full length play, “The Art of Dentistry,” developed in a PlayLab with Edward Albee as Master Playwright, at Road Less Traveled Theater Company in Buffalo, NY. Other acting credits include stage, film and commercial work. A particular favorite of hers is that she appears in Richard Foreman’s Feature film “Once Every Day” (NYC) which can be viewed on Netflix. in 2011, she received an MFA in Classical Acting, George Washington University with Michael Kahn and The Shakespeare Theater Company, Washington, D.C.