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API Arts Network Presents: "Storytelling and Activism: What's Your Truth?" Workshop with Sara Porkalob

  • Pao Arts Center 99 Albany Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)
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11.6.18 - REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL ! Please email to be added to the waiting list.

Don't miss the opportunity to work with Sara Porkalob, award-winning storyteller activist based in Seattle. Storytelling is one of the most rigorous tools we have to fight oppression and social injustice and this three hour workshop provides accessible creative strategies to individuals interested in pairing activism with their specific practice via storytelling. In partner and individual exercises, we will engage in a series of written and performative fast-paced content generative prompts. You’ll learn how to create a dynamic physical world out of nothing and play multiple characters, all the while using YOUR unique strengths and truths to engage your audience towards a shared goal. Stories can change the world. Share yours.

Participants will need: something to write with, something to write on (ideally not an electronic device), a water-bottle, and comfortable clothing.

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Suggested Pay-What-You-Can Donation: $20 including dinner and workshop

About Sara Porkalob:

Sara Porkalob is an award winning storyteller activist based in Seattle. She served as Intiman Theatre's 2017 Co-Curator and is the Managing Director for their Emerging Artist Program. Dragon Lady, her first full length work, has garnered a Seattle Times Footlight Award, Broadway World Award for “Best New Play”, and is nominated for three Gregory Awards (Best Musical Production, Outstanding Actress in a Musical, and Outstanding Sound/Music Design). She was one of the first recipients of a Village Theatre Original Writers Residency and is a Nominee for the 2019 Americans for the Arts Johnson Fellowship for Artists Transforming Communities. In spring of 2019, American Repertory Theatre will produce Dragon Lady and Dragon Mama, the first two solo-shows in her family trilogy THE DRAGON CYCLE . Her new play 7th and Jackson--a coming-of-age tale about three young women set in 1940's Seattle's International District and accompanied by live music--will be produced by Nordo's Culinarium in July 2019. This fall and winter, she is teaching and focusing on writing her family memoir/cookbook/graphic novel.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9071