Write Your LIfe for Page and Stage
Write Your Life for the Page and the Stage
at Nancy's house in Montara- 10 miles north of Half Moon Bay, CA
A divine place on the ocean with stunning ocean views and a great space to create.
"As we write, we are both describing and deciding the direction that our life is taking. " Julia Cameron
This is an invitation for you to discover your own unique and powerful story and the profound transformation that occurs when speaking it out loud. You'll learn to trust your creative impulses, embracing all of who you are. By becoming the author of your own life and learning how to tell your own story, you will not only learn to craft your experience into a compelling narrative but you will also unleash a sense of purpose in your own life you never thought possible.
Through writing exercises, group discussion, and improvisation we will support one another in creating and speaking our stories. This is a workshop for those interested in personal essay, memoir, solo performance, and self discovery.
Ann is considered one of the most gifted and innovative writer/performers in the U.S. Her Ovation Award winning solo show, Squeeze Box was produced Off Broadway by Mel Brooks. Ann just received "Best Solo Performer 2011" by the LA Times for her current show, LOVELAND. Her personal essays have been featured on NPR, BBC, and PBS. She teaches and tours at Esalen, Kripalu and theaters throughout the country.
--writing to simulate memory
-- story structure
---writing on our feet
--overcoming performance anxiety
--releasing yourself from the inner critic
--transforming ideas/stories into performance
Culminating the 4 day retreat, there will be a performance for the public on Sunday night. Location TBA
If you need lodging, you can pay $50 a night for a shared room or $100 a night for a private room at Nancy's beautiful house on the beach. There's also a youth hostel within walking distance for all ages. For more info on lodging at Nancy's please contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy's Theatre/House (View)
8711 Cabrillo Highway,
Montara, CA 94109