Unearthing Your Revolutionary Queer Playwright's Voice
In this class, you will learn the basics of crafting a theatrical work using an anti-oppressive framework, and to manifest your unique queer voice. Being largely erased or tokenized in mainstream storytelling, marginalized queer communities often create our own narratives to communicate our truths. Using Fefu and Her Friends by queer genius Maria Irene Fornes as a guide, we will go through the basics of structure, tactics, character development, and apply these techniques in practice. By the end of the class, you will have completed a short play.
Fefu and Her Friends has often been considered a paradigmatic feminist text. "Cuban-born American playwright Maria Irene Fornes (1930-) has had an ongoing, if somewhat obscured, influence in American theatre for more than three decades, spanning from the 1960s to the present. Her theatrical involvement started in connection to the avant-garde of the Off-Off-Broadway scene and her plays have since been connected to the more experimental, non-commercial venues. [;;;;];;;; Her choice of marginal protagonists parallels an original theatrical perspective which insists on focusing on the unusual and challenges audience expectations. (Pg. 46, Araceli Gonzalez Crespan, Educational Dramatics: The Instructional Qualities of Fefu and Her Friends)
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Seth is a genderqueer playwright born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Their work includes me. im not. (Mo-Wave, nominated for best special theatrical event broadwayworldseattle.com), Safe (Gay City Arts), Bertha the Drill Hates Capitol Hill (Pocket Theater), Eat Cake (Parley), The Inevitable Rise and Fall of Breeder Killers, USA (Self-Produced) and has been presented in Seattle with ACT's 1 Minute Play Festival, Annex Theater's Spin the Bottle, Pocket Theater, MAP Theater, Riot Productions, and in Portland OR with Fuse Theatre Ensemble. Their play Eat Cake will be presented as part of Annex Theater's 2016 season. Seth is an alumni of the Lambda Literary Emerging Writers' Retreat, co-founder and co-artistic director of Riot Productions, and is currently developing new work with Parley: A Playwright's Group.
Seattle Center House TPS Theater 4th Floor, Studio D (View)
305 Harrison st
Seattle, WA 98109
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