What is your utopia? unlocking your desires can be the first step to self-advocacy, in your everyday life and otherwise. this workshop asks us to engage in writing exercises that center our personal paradise(s), forge connections, and allow us to stretch to embrace the bounds of what we want and need.
Zharia O’Neal (she/her/hers) is a playwright, poet, and multi-medium storyteller from the British Virgin Islands. She is a second-year International Artists’ Fellow in Dramatic Writing at the University of Southern California and a Literary Associate at Playwrights’ Arena. Seasoned with fistfuls of fish, fungi, and black comedy, Zharia’s work tends to explore the liminal space between places, nationalities, languages, and genres and has been recognized and commissioned by HUMANITAS. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and The Homiez Collective, a multidisciplinary group of Black artists in Los Angeles.
*All members get 20% off paid programming. A limited number of free spots are also available for Warrior & Goddess level members. Email [email protected] to inquire about free tickets.
Our program costs go directly towards compensation of the instructors and staffers who work the event. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested, however, so we offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership, as well as free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email [email protected] for more info or to find out more about these opportunities for a specific event.
This event is part of our Fall Organizer in Residence programming. Read more about the organizers in residence and view all related programming here.