Inspiring Social Change Through Storytelling
Ongoing every other Wednesday
September- November 2016, 7:30-9:30pm
Inspired by last season’s Writing for Performance workshop, this workshop (meeting for 2 hours bi-weekly) endeavors to develop more politically-driven and socially-conscious writing through personal storytelling in order to offer all audiences a deeper understanding of issues affecting women and inspiring them to act to address them. Throughout the course of the workshop, participants will be asked to share a speech by a political figure or activist (fictional or non-fictional) that inspires them. Their chosen speech will serve as a blueprint (structurally and tonally) for participants to compose their own monologue about a social or political issue of their choosing, examined through the lens of their own personal experience. This 8-week workshop will culminate in a reading of the writing developed in the workshop at the Samuel French Theatre Bookshop in Hollywood.
Kitty Lindsay is a writer, theatre maker and feminist. In addition to her administrative duties at the Feminist Majority Foundation, Kitty also blogs for Ms. Blog, the Feminist Majority Foundation blog, and The Establishment. In 2015, Kitty founded [Working Title], a free bi-weekly workshop for theatre and film professionals to build a supportive community of artists in LA and develop new work for the stage and screen in a caring and collaborative environment. Kitty is also the creator and host of Feminist Crush, a weekly podcast featuring conversations with feminist activists and artists of all disciplines.