April 6, 2016

THEATER WRITING WORKSHOP FOR PEOPLE WHO STAMMER

“PLACES OF PILGRIMAGE”

Who are you in your own words?

MAY - JUNE 2016, PUNE, INDIA

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN YOURSELF REPRESENTED FAIRLY IN THE MEDIA?
IF NOT, SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT.
WHAT IS YOUR STORY?

Venue & Date details below

The Indian Stammering Association and Noura Embabi invite you to a ten session theatrical writing workshop designed to give voice to your journey.  Using theater as a means for developing personal narrative, this workshop offers tools to explore the compelling complexity of being a person who stammers and the role the arts need to play in representing that unique identity.  Participants will learn monologue writing and interpretive techniques that have been used over the last decade both in America and internationally in the Places of Pilgrimage workshop designed by American playwright Heather Raffo.

What is your story?  How does it relate to that of a greater community that you identify with?  Why is this story urgent and important now?  How is it unique?  How will you articulate it to a peer group?  To your community at large?


Some benefits of attending this workshop: 
  • introspective writing and group sharing
  • learning more about yourself
  • bonding closely with other participants
  • be part of a unique effort to increase awareness about stammering
  • improvised acting
  • working with actors
  • In a few words...personal growth, advocacy, creativity!

Venue: Vikhe Patil Memorial School, Pune (http://vikhepatil.org/vpmspune), only 15 mins from Shivajinagar station, Google Map location. Workshops will be held in Pune. 

There will be 10 workshop sessions. The first workshop is on Saturday, May 7 from 11 am - 4 pm. The following workshops are on Tuesday & Thursday from 7-10 pm on May 10, 12, 17, 18, 24, 26 and Saturday on May 14, 21, 28. May 28 is the last workshop day. 

This workshop is open to individuals who stammer.  No writing experience is necessary.  Only an open willingness to share.  There will be a modest stipend for participation.  The workshop will close with fifteen participants.

Any questions? Please contact Amol Karale at 97639 51322, Dhruv Gupta 99306 93364
or Noura Embabi at noura.embabi@gmail.com

8 comments:

Amitsingh Kushwah said...

Very good initiative. I wish to attend this amazing workshop.

sachin said...

Thanks Noura! We need to explore what stammering means- beyond experts' interpretation...
Amit, with his Hindi skills could be a great help..
Best wishes!

jasbir singh said...

Great initiative Noura. We need to explore why a stammerer does not feel at home with a group of Fluents despite having so many other qualities/experties in his own areas.
Good luck for the workshop.

Tanveer Khan said...

I hope this workshop takes place after 10th of June. I would love to attend.

Tanveer Khan said...

I hope this workshop takes place after 10th of June. I would love to attend.

saurabh gupta said...

Its really amazing , but becouse of long gap in workshops date an outsider can not attend it , it take a whole month

vishal gupta said...

wow nice to hear, wanna attend but busy alot, if you can record the whole workshop in a video it would be a great help for those who wont be able to atttend.

and all the best #Noura and team

Dhruv Gupta said...

Vishal, we will share the agenda of the workshop, record it in pieces and record the performance. Thanks for the idea and wishes!