You're invited to a PIVOT Workshop with Anita Rochon on January 25th, 2014


Personal Experience Play Writing Workshop with Anita Rochon
Yukon Arts Centre Studio
12:30 - 4:30 PM Saturday, January 25
Attendance is Pay-What-You-Can
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This workshop focuses on approaches towards "being yourself" onstage and using verbatim sources. It will feature exercises where the participants learn ways to hone and stage personal experience and document-based material. From there, we'll open up the conversation to stylistic techniques and the creative use of constraints. The focus is on finding the core of a story or experience and opening up the myriad of ways that can be expressed. Anita will share some of The Chop's approach to material generation and presentation including ways to shape personal stories and stage them.

Anita Rochon is a Vancouver-based director who has been involved in the development of many new pieces of theatre and dance. She co-artistic directs The Chop Theatre in Vancouver with Emelia Symington Fedy. The Chop's works include KISMET one to one hundred and How to Disappear Completely which continues to tour internationally. She is a graduate of Studio 58 (Acting) and the National Theatre School of Canada (Directing). She was awarded the Ray Michal Prize for an outstanding body of work by a new director, the Siminovitch Protégé prize and a Mayor’s Arts Award.

The Chop is a Vancouver-based theatre company that's been building and touring contemporary stage pieces since  2005. Artistic Directors Emelia Symington Fedy and Anita Rochon are known for their innovative approach to works that explore an intimate, live and direct connection with the audience.

Spots are filling fast and space is limited.

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The Pivot Festival is made possible with the support of the following sponsors:
Air North, CKRW, Edgewater Hotel, Northwestel, What's Up Yukon and Yukon News.

Pivot would also like to acknowledge the invaluable support of the following funders:
Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, Arts Operating Fund, Department of
Tourism & Culture, Mike Nixon Minister with Support from the Yukon Lottery Commission.