Are you trying to juggle being an artist and working to pay the bills? Are you an actor who needs some inspiration? Perhaps a writer with material to test out? FemFest isn’t just about seeing great new plays by woman playwrights. A big part of the mandate for FemFest is to develop the skills of emerging artists in our arts community. One of the ways we take on this role is by offering workshops facilitated by our guest artists each year. This year we have a few fantastic workshops that are open to artists at every stage.
Artist-with-a-Dayjob: A Self-Producing Workshop Facilitated by Kim Zeglinski
Sunday, September 13 1-3pm
Registration just $15!
If you are a person who wears many hats in life, have a love of theatre, are interested in auditioning, writing, and/or self-producing, but just can’t seem to reach that point where you can quit your dayjob, this is the workshop for you. Kim Zeglinski is a busy teacher, wife, mother, and a self-produced writer-performer and actor. She has participated in theatre and other artistic pursuits while maintaining a teaching career and family for over a decade. This is your chance to pick her brain. The workshop will include an autobiographical presentation of Kim’s life-juggling act, as well as extended time for Question and Answer.
You may not be able to do it all, all of the time; but you CAN give your all, to one thing at a time.
Acting on Impulse Facilitated by Jani Lauzon
Sunday, September 13 3:30-6pm
Registration just $15!
Once upon a time, in lands far and wide there was oral culture and a theatrical practice in every day life. These were exciting times, engaging young and old alike in the art of living. Then we became….actors. Join award winning Metis actor Jani Lauzon in this crash course that strives to remind us of the importance of spontaneity and impulse to re-engage the most important concept in storytelling: using our mind/body/spirit to create relationship. For without that, there is no life and without life, it’s not theatre.
FemFest is a great place to come to present your work in progress, and we’ll work it! Playwrights bring your plays, we’ll read them out loud. Actors bring your audition monologues, we’ll observe. Filmmakers bring your rough cuts, we’ll watch them. Writers bring your poems or short stories to read, and we’ll listen. Visual artists showcase your work and share your process. Anyone can bring anything they are working on and have up to five minutes to present it, ask for reactions, or get constructive feedback from everyone present. E-mail email@example.com to register.