THE GREAT LEAP – A Virtual Performance
By Lauren Yee
Directed by Jeffrey Lo
2017 Kesselring Prize Winner
Video On Demand
Available October 19-25, 2020
When an American college basketball team travels to Beijing for a “friendship” game in the post-Cultural Revolution 1980s, both countries try to tease out the politics behind this newly popular sport. Cultures clash as the Chinese coach tries to pick up moves from the Americans and Chinese-American player Manford spies on his opponents. Inspired by events in her own father’s life, Yee “applies a devilishly keen satiric eye to…her generation (and its parents).” Learn More
“A beautiful play with vibrant characters and rich history crackling with fresh dialog.” – BROADWAY WORLD
“The Great Leap has got real game!” – BAY AREA NEWS GROUP
Class Description: In my 6 week online writing class, we write together once a week, online, FROM FLOW. And we meet once a week, for advanced, professional, constructive feedback from yours truly online. How do we WRITE FROM FLOW? We utilize a sound-based meditation track that allows us to tap into the consciousness of your ALREADY WRITTEN PROJECT. You become literally a channel for the words that ALREADY exist and that desire to flow through you. It happens. It’s easy. You write VASTLY more than you otherwise would. I wrote a 137 page book that is currently being edited in 3 days using this technique. I am almost complete on my second AND third books using this technique. My mind is blown and eliminated every time I apply this technique. And what a relief that is! Learn more about our Teaching Artists.
Class Location: All classes happen online from the comfort of your home! Katie will contact you with details once you are registered.
Class Times: Wednesdays or Thursdays, Dec. 2, 2020 – Jan. 13, 2021*. PLUS group writing sessions every Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 am starting Dec. 5, 2020.
*Class time preference between Wed. evenings or Thu. midday to be determined between Katie and fellow students.
Playwriting Workshop with Carissa Meagher
Class Description: Sometimes the hardest part of writing is knowing how to start. In this class we will focus on the process of writing for the stage with weekly in-class writing exercises and engaging prompts, designed to get you out of your head, for writing outside of class time. Utilizing scenes from published plays for exploration, each class session will focus on a different key element of playwriting including dialogue, structure, form and style, and so much more. Students will have the opportunity to hear their scenes read out loud and will receive individual feedback on all of their work. By the end of the course, students will have a collection of short scenes in varying styles that they can continue to build upon in the future, as well as a final short play. If there is interest among participants, the class will culminate with an invited virtual reading of final scene selections for friends and family. ALL LEVELS WELCOME! Learn more about our Teaching Artists.
Class Location: All classes happen online from the comfort of your home! Carissa will contact you with details once you are registered.
Class Times: (8 weeks) Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm from February 1 – March 29, 2021.