Join Sod House Productions for these Free Workshops!
With special guests, singers/songwriters Ashley Hanson and Brian Laidlaw
June 15, 2017
FRIDAY JUNE 16: VOICE for the STAGE
6:30 – 8:00 pm: The Power of Your Voice: Developing Your Voice for the Stage
This workshop will introduce and encourage performers to develop the components of vocal production such as projection, dynamics, pitch, rate, resonance, variety, articulation as well as relaxation and breathing. This workshop will help the performer increase vocal energy, strength, range, flexibility, and clarity and apply it directly into their performance. No preparation is necessary. Dress to move comfortably. Best for participants 15 years and older.
SATURDAY JUNE 17: COMEDY & SONGWRITING
10:00 – 11:30 am: Kick in the Pants: Physical Comedy Routines
This workshop will introduce stage techniques of physical comedy; slaps, kicks, trips, falls, fixed points and awkward timing decisions. Participants will develop and perform a 1-2 minute comedy routine. No preparation necessary. Dress to move comfortably. Any age welcome.
6:30 – 8:00 pm: Hometown Ballad Songwriting Workshop
In this workshop, you will share stories about your community, discuss the craft of songwriting, and start to turn stories shared into original songs. Open to all ages and levels of experience; singers, musicians, and writers encouraged to attend; instruments are invited, but not required.
MONDAY JUNE 19: IMPROV, INFO, and CALL FOR PERFORMERS
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Happy Hour Information Session / Call for Performers & Volunteers
Join the directors of Sod House Theater and Region 2 Arts Council to learn more about the opportunity to be involved in a professional site-specific, musical theater adaptation of Ibsen’s Enemy of the People that will be performed in Bemidji this August. Open to all ages, abilities, and levels of experience.
6:15 – 7:15 pm: Music, Movement, and Muse
This playful workshop will incorporate elements of movement and improvisation mixed with live and pre-recorded music. Using physical theater and creative movement, participants will improvise scenarios based on the tempo, rhythm, and feel of the music. No preparation necessary. Dress to move comfortably.
All workshops are held at
Rail River Folk School
303 Railroad Street SW, Bemidji