Share your life experiences as a Middle Eastern/North African American or national living in America. Contribute to the larger narrative tapestry of the Middle Eastern/North African community in Los Angeles. The stories shared in the workshop will provide the underlying narrative for a presentation in September that will be open to the public.
Participants will be taught oral history/story-telling techniques. They will learn performance skills and the use of the body and movement in storytelling. Instructor Henry Ong will guide the participants in developing their narratives, as well as coach each person individually.
Participation is free. The workshop will be held at 7:30 PM every Monday from July 20th through August 31st, as well as on September 8th, with a final presentation by participants on September 9th.
Instructor Henry Ong is a Los Angeles playwright who has worked on many oral history and writing workshops in various communities (Sikh, Thai, Korean, Chinese, and Filipino, and the blind and visually-impaired). His plays have been produced nationally, including at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, and internationally in Singapore, the UK, and Canada.
This workshop is made possible, in part, by a City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Artist-in-Residence grant.
- August 10, 2015 at 7:30pm – 9pm
5998 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
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