The workshop is designed and led by this year’s Frilansprisen-winner Kate Pendry. The course is for stage performers who want to take more risks in creating their own material.
During the first part of the course Pendry will give a presentation of how she became a creative, and the controversies she has faced – particularly with her controversial works about Baneheia and pornography.
The participants will then explore the context of why they choose to create, and what the purpose of professional performing is in an age when everyone is performing online.
The second part of the course will be a deep dive into finding material to write about, culminating in two days of writing/performing sessions. The focus will be on finding the nexus between disciplined writing and acting skill, inventive language, and daring to take risks.
On the final day of the course the participants will give a work in progress presentation of their new works at the event Monologbonanza:
Place: SALT art&music
Get In and Technical: TBA
Show time: 19:00 – 20:30
20:30: After the presentation, there will be a debrief with Kate Pendry and the participants.
Workshop expectations/ preparations
This is an intensive 6 day-workshop. No preparations prior to workshop, but from day 4 through 6 you have to spend some time writing outside the workshop. Approximately 1 hour per day.
Bring a laptop/notebook, pen/pencil to the workshop.
Language: You choose if you want to work in Norwegian or English. Pendry speaks and teaches in both languages.