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Creating Character: Writing Tips from the World of Acting

  • 30 Nov 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Brainsport Community Room, 616 10th St. E.
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How does the acting process and the creation of character intersect in the world of a writer’s imagination? What writing skills can be developed by studying the craft of acting in preparing a writer to inhabit and express the soul of another human being in stories? How can we, as writers, learn through the study of acting to develop and build complex, multi-dimensional and truthful characters who ‘drive’ our writing, rather than have our writing ‘drive’ the characters?. Join us for this workshop as we, together, explore and ‘flesh out’ the answers to these question and more. 

Note: In order to keep us in the flow, please bring your own snacks and lunch to have on-site.

Format (as time permits): practical physical exercises, improvisation, written assignments and group discussion.

Bio: Gaye Burgess has taught acting for 40 years. She’s been Head of the Performance Program in the Theatre Dept. at University of North Dakota; Director, Actor, and Theatre Adjudicator. She has also taught in the Theatre Departments at the University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina.  

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