During the Writing for a Performance Persona workshop we will dive into exercises designed to help you access deep crevasses of your personal experiences to spark performance persona ingredients. Learn some new ways of accessing material within yourself. Leap over or crawl under creative blocks to your inner goldmine. 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!)• Why don't you tell me who I am• Ultimate fighting machine• Personal ad for dad
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 7 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, formerly at Cal-Arts and NYU, as well as lecturing at institutions such as Cornell University, Wesleyan University, Yale, among others. Cameron also produces and hosts Weirdo Night, a monthly alternative performance and comedy event in Los Angeles.