Writing for a Performance Persona, With Jibz Cameron
Writing for a Performance Persona
Workshop with Jibz Cameron

Date: Saturday, October 27
Time: 12-4pm (4 hours)
Capacity: 12 participants
Cost: $40-70 (sliding scale)

During the Writing for a Performance Persona workshop we will explore various exercises designed to help you access deep crevasses of your personal experience that can become the driving desire behind a performance persona. The goal is not to leave the workshop with a developed piece of work, but rather to learn some new ways of accessing material within yourself. Writers, performers, dancers, drag showgirls, thinkers, visual artists all welcome! This is a fun based workshop.

Here are some of the activity titles (without explanations - you can just use your imagination for now)
• All about my mother
• Ultimate fighting machine
• Personal ad for dad
• Heartbreaking singer/songwriter

Jibz Cameron is a performance/video artist and actor living in Los Angeles. Her work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has been presented at such institutions as MOCALA, PS1, Joe's Pub, The Kitchen, REDCAT, The Broad Museum, Hammer Museum, New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, among other institutions great and small. She has been heralded by the New York Times as "the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years" and "outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative" by The New Yorker. She has written and produced 6 evening length performance pieces and countless short works. She has produced numerous award winning video pieces and 2 albums of original music. In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag she has been seen acting in films, theater and television (internet web series no one has seen). She also works as a professor of performance and comedy related subjects at Cal-Arts and NYU, as well as lecturing at such institutions such as Cornell University, Wesleyan University, Yale, among others. Cameron also produces and hosts Weirdo Night, a popular monthly alternative comedy and performance event.

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