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Neo-Futurist Workshop

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Creating Nonfiction Theatre Using Improv
with Kyra Sims of the New York Neo-Futurists
Saturday Intensive (5 hours total):
Sat, August 25 10am-12:30 & 1:30-4pm

Everyone has a story to tell. But how do you get your personal story from party anecdote to a staged theatre piece? Using the fundamentals of both improv and the aesthetics of Neo-Futurism, students will learn how to use the material of every day life, be in conversation with chance, and integrate task and movement as tools to fill the blank page. By the end of this workshop, participants will have written, performed and workshopped both individual and collectively-written short plays that they can use in sketch shows or short play festivals.

Kyra Sims is a performing artist and writer who lives and works in NYC. She is a member of the New York Neo-Futurists, where she writes, directs and performs experimental theatre works for their weekly late-night show, The Infinite Wrench, which won the 2017 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Performance Art Production. Kyra’s writing credits include Mashable, Upright Citizens Brigade, and the graphic novel compilation Mine! A Comics Collection to Benefit Planned Parenthood.Kyra made her composing debut in 2015 as the Composer/Sound Designer for the New York Neo-Futurists’ Mainstage production The Human Symphony, which received positive reviews, and for which she received a nomination for a New York Innovative Theatre Award. As a professional French hornist, she has backed notable artists such as Foreigner, Frank Ocean, Blood Orange, Zola Jesus, and Taylor Mac, and has made television appearances on Mozart in the Jungle and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live.

$90 / 5 hours / Limited Space / **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)