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So You Want to … Turn a Life Story into Performance

29 May @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$38.01 – $53.84
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How can a writer begin to think about turning a personal story into performance? How do we even know whether we have anything interesting to tell an audience about ourselves?

This workshop will help beginner and emerging writers, including memoir writers, tease out the building blocks of creating short, compelling personal stories for live performance. Although the process will be small – a 10-minute scene, a moment in a life, a snapshot of personal experience – our ambition will be writ large because part of the workshop will include tips on how to prepare to deliver that personal story before a live audience (the workshop participants). It will therefore include ‘doing it’ as well as ‘writing it’ for a moment of self-empowerment as well as creative fun.

About the Facilitator: Suzanne Ingelbrecht is an award-winning Australian playwright and a previous KSP Emerging Writer-in-Residence. Her performed and published plays include Fragmented, Blusher (a Maj Monologues Finalist), Breathe Out and I Breathe You In and the memoir play PRESENTES!, which is also available in Spanish. She is very much looking forward to writing a new play on pandemics and survival during the period of her 2021 residency.


KSP Writers’ Centre
11 Old York Road
Greenmount, WA 6056 Australia
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