Apr 13 & 27, May 18 & 25, and June 8 & 22
Writing for Performance is a free, ongoing workshop designed to create a safe space to develop original, uniquely feminist work by and about women for all audiences. Each week, participants are asked to bring 5-10 pages from their current artistic works in progress including theatre plays, comedy sketches, stand-up, storytelling, and spoken word poetry sets to be read aloud with the group. As the host, Kitty Lindsay will provide critical but constructive feedback in order to further develop the writing and offer both creative and practical direction for performance. Moderated feedback from the group is available if desired, but is not required. Over the course of several weeks, as participants grow their work, opportunities to present the work publicly will be provided by way of loosely staged readings at Samuel French Bookshop and the Feminist Majority Foundation.
Kitty Lindsay is an LA-based journalist, multimedia artist, and feminist. Currently, she is an employee of the Feminist Majority Foundation where she writes for Ms. magazine and blog for Ms. Blog and the Feminist Majority Foundation Blog. She learned about the WCCW in 2014 when I wrote an article for Ms. about the Feminist Library On Wheels. In addition to my work at FMF, she is also a dedicated and enthusiastic independent theatremaker committed to spotlighting and developing original and exciting works by women and about women and marginalized communities, both as a playwright and a director. She is a passionate writing mentor, volunteering her time to developing young women writers for Write Girl! and guiding at-risk youth as a pencil pal for BookPALs. Kitty received her creative writing education from NYU and studied film production, screenwriting, and script development at UCLA. She also has an extensive background in comedy writing, studying sketch at The Second City in Chicago and The Groundlings in LA.