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Veteran Writing Workshop: Write to Perform

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Unicorn Theatre

3828 Main Street

Kansas City, MO 64111

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WORKSHOPS ON SATURDAYS, May 4, 11 & 18

Workshop Facilitators:

Logan Black: Kansas City actor, veteran, and author of the play, “Bond: A Soldier and His Dog”

Frank Higgins: playwright, poet, and adjunct instructor at University of Missouri-Kansas City

Join fellow veterans and military personnel, past and present, for an interactive workshop that explores dramatic writing and performance techniques. This unique workshop focuses on monologue and scenes to help enhance writing, whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, poetry, stage plays, or screenplays. Participants will then discover how performance techniques can help writers create memorable characters on the page and on the stage. No prior dramatic writing experience needed.

Workshop is FREE, but space is limited. Registration is required (insert Eventbrite link).

Workshop participants will receive a complimentary ticket to see the World Premiere production of “Bond,” the autobiographical story of Logan Black and his Specialized Search Dog, Diego on either May 15 or May 16. Learn how they became one of the most successful bomb-searching squads to serve in Iraq.

This workshop is presented in partnership with the Missouri Humanities, Unicorn Theater, and the KC Vets Writing Team.

QUESTIONS? Call 314-781-9660 or email lisa@mohumanities.org.

Session 1: Introduction to Dramatic Writing

This session serves as an introduction to dramatic writing and performance techniques. The group will explore the differences between narrative and dramatic writing. Workshop facilitators, Logan Black and Frank Higgins, will lead a discussion on how to search for subject matter from one’s life experience and adapt one’s fiction or non-fiction into dramatic writing.

Feel free to bring an existing short piece of writing to utilize. If you don’t have a first piece, don’t worry. Facilitators will guide participants through a generative writing exercise to create a dramatic monologue.

Session 2: Shaping Monologues and Scenes

Participants will continue to shape and revise their scenes and monologues from the first session. Under Logan Black’s direction, participants will explore how one performs the written piece and turns it into dramatic writing.

Session 3: Polishing the Details (& Performance)

In this final session, participants will polish and complete their final dramatic piece. Participants will have the opportunity to present their scenes and monologues to the group (optional). Facilitators, Logan Black and Frank Higgins, and participants will discuss how to move forward in their craft and continue to improve their writing.

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