Between Poetry and Performance: From Page to Stage with Anya PearsonSaturday, February 20, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Live interactive workshop held via Zoom. (run time: 90 minutes)
Let’s breathe together. Then write. Then breathe again. This space is for what we have lost in human connection. There are others here who see in you the potential, the always potent potential, for painting the world with story–for reclaiming of your voice, your words, and your story through poetry. This online workshop led by Anya Pearson is designed to help you generate new material, refine an existing draft of a poem, or simply discover the permission to call yourself a writer.
This interactive workshop is open to all. The workshop will be held on Zoom, and space is limited. Participants should have writing utensils, headphones, and an internet connection. Participants will receive the meeting link in a reminder email in the days preceding this workshop. There is no cost to attend.
Anya Pearson is an award-winning actress, playwright, poet, producer, and activist. She was the inaugural winner of the Voice is a Muscle Grant from the Corporeal Voices Foundation, for her choreopoem, Made to Dance in BurningBuildings. Made to Dance in Burning Buildings was showcased at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater and received its World Premiere at Shaking The Tree Theatre, where Anya was the Playwright-in-Residence for the 2018-2019 season. Her reimagining of Agamemnon, The Killing Fields, was recently developed at Seven Devils New Play Foundry and will head to the Great Plains Theatre Conference in 2021. Anya is a graduate of the acting program at William Esper Studio in New York City and continues to train at AMAW in Los Angeles.
Between Poetry and Performance is a virtual workshop series curated by Paloma Sierra, Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County. The series invites writers of all experience levels to reimagine poetry through theater and film. How can these two mediums help us reclaim our voices, speak our minds, and connect with others? How do we push our words into motion, and thrust poetry towards action?