Feminist Acting Class

Friday, September 16th, 7:30-10pm;
Saturday, September 17th, 12-4pm;
Sunday, September 18th, 12-4pm
WCCW Member $90 / Regular $95 for all three sessions

Feminist Acting Class is a series of experiments to determine if the form of an acting class can be made feminist, in addition to the content. Part art project, part intellectual experiment and part dynamic physical practice, Feminist Acting Class wants to expand the roles for women, transgender and nonbinary people in theatre and the way that we approach these roles. What happens when we take on traditionally male roles? Can we perform sexist material in such a way that it becomes feminist? Can we approach our acting practice in ways that resist sexist expectations of female performers? Workshop will include physical work and scene study, exploring ways to read against a text. Participants will leave with an expanded knowledge of women playwrights, a stronger sense of self-actualization and ideas for approaching self-care in a profession full of rejection.

Gina Young is a queer feminist playwright, director and performer whose work has been seen all over the US and Europe. Her most recent play sSISTERSs, which will be presented at USC’s Visions & Voices series in 2017, was developed through the Studio Series at REDCAT and was a finalist for the Beatrice Terry Residency at the Drama League in NYC. Her other plays include Femmes: A Tragedy, winner of the Jane Chambers Award for Playwriting, and Tales of a Fourth Grade Lesbo. Her SORORITY performance series is coming to the Hammer Museum this December. Gina studied Drama at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.


While most WCCW programming is free or donation-based, with no one turned away for lack of funds, we do offer some workshops that have fees associated. This covers materials and allows us to pay the leaders of these workshops for their time and expertise, and to put a small percentage back into WCCW. This income, in addition to memberships, is what lets us keep the doors open and the lights on. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested though, so we also offer volunteer opportunities and free community tickets to each event or workshop (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email [email protected] for more info or to find out more about this opportunity for a specific event.

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