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Stories High 2019

Stories High is back for another round of theater workshops. In it's 19th edition, our annual page-to-stage theater workshop series will kick off with playwriting. Facilitated by our resident artists: Ed Mabasa & mgb, the two are teaming up to teach the fundamental skills in writing a short play. This year Li-Leng Au will be sharing her valualable knowledge of acting on stage. Joe Cascasan and Aureen Almario will be partnering to do a special hands on practicum on directing.

This year, we will also offer free workshops on lighting and sound tech, stage management and producing.

Tuition for entire course: $100-$250, sliding scale/per discipline. (Limited number of tuition waivers available for those in financial need and residents/community workers of SOMA).

To register go to https://forms.gle/DJyVsKF9uPVSNYDw7

If you have any questions email storieshigh@bindlestiffstudio.org

Playwriting Workshop
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Playwriting Workshop with Ed Mabasa & (mgb) MG Burns

Anything can happen in 10 minutes. During this eight workshop course, participants will gain a better understanding of the 10 minute play structure, as well as study & discuss what makes compelling characters & dialogue. At the end, each participant will create the best 10 minute play they are capable of writing. This workshop is open to all regardless of theater background & affiliation.

Facilitators

Ed Mabasa is an SF native who has written thirteen short plays for Bindlestiff. His plays have focused on the occult, 1940’s San Francisco noir, and most recently science fiction (“The Incinerator” Forbidden Futures, 2018). He is also Bindlestiff’s go to stage manager and house manager.

(mgb) has been a poet since she first learned how to write her name, an educator since 2006, & a wannabe dramaturg since spring 2016. She is an editor for Tayo Literary Magazine, & has been published in The Operating System, Pilipinx Radical Imagination Reader, & is a VONA, VORTEXT Hedgebook, & Pele's Fire Alumna. Several of her short plays have been mounted at Bindlestiff Studio, where she also tries to direct & act.

Days: Sundays

2019 Dates: May 19, May 26, June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Location: Bayanihan Community Center (1010 Mission Street, San Francisco, 94103)


 
 
Acting Workshop
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Acting Workshop with Li-Leng Au

What is the job of the actor? What is your role in the theatre creating process? How do you create characters? How do you look after your instrument and craft? How best to approach auditions and scripts? All these questions and more are covered in this fun and interactive workshop designed to challenge beginner actors and provide experienced actors with some additional tools.

Stories High is Bindlestiff Studio's longest running page-to-stage workshop series. Join our acting workshops in our 19th installment facilitated by Li-Leng Au.

Li-Leng studied acting at London at Rose Buford School of Speech and Drama and then Physical Theatre at LISPA (London International School of Performing Arts). She has worked internationally as an actor in UK, Australia, Poland and USA. Her career has seen her working on stage, screen, radio and corporate training. Career highlights have included “Arquiem” a pyrotechnic promenade physical theatre show on tour and at the National Theatre (London); “Top Girls” at The Melbourne Theatre Company; “Walk Me!” a devised project for her Sydney based theatre company; and recent projects “Humble Boy” at Contra Costa Civic Theatre and “The Revolutionists” at American Conservatory Theatre. She is delighted to be teaching the Bindlestiff acting workshop this year.

Dates | Time | Location

Sat | May 25 | 10am - 4pm | TBD
Sat | Jun 1 | 10am - 4pm | Bayanihan
Sun | Jun 9 | 10am - 4pm | Bindlestiff
Sat | Jun 15 | 10am - 4pm | Bindlestiff

Locations:
Bindlestiff Studio (185 Sixth Street, SF 94103)
Bayanihan Community Center (1010 Mission St, SF, 94103)

Tuition for entire course: $100-$250, sliding scale/per discipline. (Limited number of tuition waivers available for those in financial need and residents/community workers of SOMA).

To register go to https://forms.gle/DJyVsKF9uPVSNYDw7

If you have any questions email storieshigh@bindlestiffstudio.org

Photo source: https://ccct.org/humbleboy/

Directing Workshop