Join us for this this self-scripting class, participants will explore and theatricalize a story from their own life. Exercises will invite self-reflection, and provide an artistic framework for sharing stories of oppression or inclusion. The program will incorporate small group and partner work, as well as collective feedback sessions, developing writing chops, peer work, and artistic response skills. We will also touch on basic acting concepts, so students feel able to step into the “character” of themselves. Each session will end with an opportunity for participants to share their stories with the group in the form of a reading or short performance.
This event is affiliated with Tacoma Reads 2020. Embracing your story gives you power over your own narrative. The titles selected for our community read this year feature personal narratives centered around immigration and the immigrant experience.
This class takes place in two sessions. When you sign up, you are committing to attend both sessions. Open to ages 13 to 18. Registration Required. Offered in Partnership with the Rainbow Center with funding from Tacoma Creates. Registered attendees will receive a zoom link one hour prior the beginning of the event. Please register online. If you would like a reminder call a day or two before the event, send an email titled "Script Your Story" to Sara Holloway, Teen Services Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your name and phone number in the body of the email.
Tacoma Reads is a city-wide reading program that seeks to unite the community in dialogue around contemporary themes through reading a common text.
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