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Workshops in Playwriting and Performance with Deb Margolin
Wednesday, January 31, at 4 p.m., and Friday, February 2, 2018, at 3 p.m.

Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Tuesday, January 9, at 9 a.m. See schedule and links below for more details.

“Performance is a theatre of inclusion—anyone can do it! . . . If you have a body, a memory, and a big endless desire: Performance . . . Just find a place on the street, an open mike, a coffee house, a living room. Performance.”—Deb Margolin

In conjunction with her residency at USC, Obie Award–winning playwright, performer, and Yale professor Deb Margolin will lead two liberating workshops based on her belief that the empowered actor is a writer, and the writer for theatre must create work that comes from the body and will return to the body. Both workshops will be engaging for both actors and writers, including techniques for eschewing the inner critic and tapping into the rich lode of imagination possessed by everyone.  


Playwriting Workshop

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 4 p.m.
Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall
Deb Margolin is the author of plays including Imagining Madoff, Turquoise, and Bringing the Fishermen Home. In an engaging and inclusive workshop, she will lead participants through exercises that stimulate creativity and encourage them to express what they cannot die without expressing.
USC Students, Staff, and Faculty: RSVP
USC Alumni: RSVP
General Public: RSVP

Solo Performance Workshop
Friday, February 2, 2018, at 3 p.m.
Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall
Deb Margolin has created ten solo performances and was a founding member of the lesbian feminist political theatre troupe Split Britches. In this workshop, she will lead students through exercises devised to help them be present and tap into their imaginative source.
USC Students, Staff, and Faculty: RSVP
USC Alumni: RSVP
General Public: RSVP

Additional Links:
Deb Margolin Twitter, Wikipedia, Yale faculty profile

Related Event:
8 Stops: A Performance by Deb Margolin
Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall
For more info, click here.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by Melinda C. Finberg (Dramatic Arts), Brent Blair (Dramatic Arts), Meiling Cheng (Dramatic Arts), and Brighde Mullins (English).

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