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Introducing Voicebox Writing Workshops

I am pleased to announce that I’ll be facilitating a series of writing workshops this coming June and July in London in collaboration with New Shoes Theatre. New Shoes Theatre is a provocative and vibrant theatre company which confronts social and environmental issues. Below you’ll find all the juicy details about how you, or somebody like you, can sign up for the Voicebox Playwriting Workshop. This year I’m planning to offer these workshops in Mexico, New York City, and Texas. Although the workshops I’m facilitating with New Shoes are geared specifically towards playwriting, future Voicebox workshops may also cover other forms of creative writing. So do you know an organization that’s in need of a writing workshop? Or are you interested in taking one yourself? Use the contact form on my the homepage and tell me about it!

In other news, I am now serving as editor for an exciting new piece of theatre by Mingyu Lin called AWAKE. This production about space, grief, guilt, and how we negotiate them will open in London in July. Stay tuned for more details about AWAKE.

Additionally, the writing workshop series that I’ve been leading at Central School of Speech & Drama is coming along quite nicely. We’re now meeting every week to write, share, and support one another. This series will culminate in a by invitation only reading at the school at the end of June.

And now without further ado, I give you the Voicebox Playwriting Workshop.

A three-Saturday workshop on characterisation and dialogue designed for new
playwrights as well as people looking to find their voices or reinvigorate their writing practices.  The workshop is led by Azure D. Osborne-Lee (2010 resident playwright at Freedom Train Productions in Brooklyn, NY) who has a particular interest in the way women are represented in theatre.

This is an excellent opportunity for writers of all experience levels.

The playwriting workshop will take place over three Saturdays in London.

Dates: 18th & 25th June & 2nd July 2011.
Time: 2pm – 6pm
Cost: £100
Where: The first two sessions will be held in Pimlico, London. Full address will be supplied once booking is confirmed. The final session will be in London, venue TBA.

Limited places available on a booking only basis.

For more information and to book contact New Shoes Theatre
T: 07972 395634

Script Development & Writing Workshops: the Next Frontier

Hello, all! I freely and humbly admit that it has been entirely too long since I last posted an update. My apologies to all of you who have been waiting to hear from me. The good news is that a lot has happened since my last post. I’ve successfully completed the first term of my MA program here in London, and I’ve moved into a lovely little flat in Kilburn. For those of you who don’t know, Kilburn is home to The Tricycle Theater and is located only three tube stops away from my school, which means I can sleep a bit later in the mornings (always a good thing).

Since my arrival in London in October I’ve seen lots of shows, good and bad, and I’ve started working on some exciting new projects. What projects? Well, I’m glad you asked!

As many of you may know, I am an interdisciplinary artist and educator. What you may not know is that I’m also a workshop facilitator. That’s right! I’m currently leading a writing workshop series for my MA program. The participants of this series will be led in writing exercises and feedback sessions by myself and special guest artists. This series will culminate in a writer’s showcase in the early summer. I’m very excited about this endeavor, and I plan to start offering a workshop series outside of Central School of Speech & Drama in the spring, so be on the lookout for information on how to enroll!

Additionally, I’m now offering my services as a script development consultant for new work. Right now I’m consulting on two exciting productions on different sides of the globe. Yours could be next. If you’re interested in working with me, shoot me a message. I’m sure we can work something out.

As if that weren’t enough, I’m also serving as the Development Manager & Deputy Stage Manager for the British Premiere of Wajdi Mouawad’s SHORE, which will be directed by Anne Khazam and opens at Riverside Studios here in London in March.

All in all, it’s been quite a busy and productive winter for me. I hope it’s been good for you, too.

Photo by flickr user New York Public Library


Next week I’ll be exploring a new form of dramatic improvisation in an Interactive Performance Workshop led by Jeff Wirth and produced by Shea Elmore of Ignited States Production Company. In this workshop I’ll be learning to perform in a StoryBox, an interactive performance stage in which the performers and inter-actors cooperatively become creators of stories. The workshop will last four days and will culminate in a closed StoryBox-style performance on day five. I’m excited to add some new tools to my improvisational toolbox (toolbox supplied in large part by the good folks at ComedySportz Houston), and to meet new people who are passionate about creating new work.

Check out what Ignited States is all about at their website:

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