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Date(s) - Sat, Apr 23, 2016 - Sun, Apr 24, 2016
All Day

Write Your Life for the Page and the Stage, with Ann Randolph


“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 previous solo show, LOVELAND. Her personal essays have been featured on NPR, BBC, and PBS. annRandolph
Topics include:
–writing to simulate memory
— story structure
–creating spontaneously
—writing on our feet
–overcoming performance anxiety
–releasing yourself from the inner critic
–transforming ideas/stories into performance

This is a workshop for those interested in personal essay, memoir or solo performance as well as for anyone seeking to bring more meaning to their life  through writing.  All levels welcome.


Saturday, April 23 and 24, 9:30am-1pm, 2:30-5pm, $300/person

Ann will perform her current solo show, Inappropriate in all the Right Ways, on Saturday, April 23 at 8pm, $20.


About Ann Randolph:
Ann is an award-winning playwright and performer. Her previous solo show, LOVELAND played for two years straight in San Francisco where it won the SF Weekly Award for “Best Solo Show” and garnered the SF Bay Critic’s Award for “Best Original Script.”  LOVELAND also played to sell out audiences in LA and won the LA Weekly award for “Best Solo Show.”
This past March, the Arena Stage in Washington DC produced LOVELAND  along with a post show interactive writing workshop on grief and loss.   Ann created this unique interactive theatrical experience after audience members would wait in the lobby to share with her their experiences of loss and grief. Ann performed 8 shows a week for 6 weeks and offered a post show writing workshop with the audience after each performance.
Her previous solo  show, Squeeze Box was produced by Mel Brooks and the late Anne Bancroft and enjoyed a successful Off-Broadway run before touring the United States and headlining at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Squeeze Box garnered both the Los Angeles Ovation Award  and the LA Weekly Award for “Best Solo Show.”  Her other solo works include Down Home, Shelter, and Miss America for which she won the LA Weekly Award for “Best Solo Performer.”  A favorite spoken word artist, Ann has won the LA Moth and been a regular on LA’s long running Spoken Word Series, Tasty Words, SPARK, and Gorgeous Stories.  Her personal essays and interviews have been featured on NPR, PBS and the BBC.