University of Iowa

Monologue in the Moment

Weekend July 21 to July 22 2018

This is a workshop to be enjoyed standing up. Using techniques borrowed from Viola Spolin’s Theater Games and NPR’s This American Life, we will tell stories out of our dreams, our fears, our family histories, out of happenstance. We will examine the effects surprise, freshness, and challenge have on our writing. We’ll also talk about the how and why of documenting the work we make, answering these questions and more: When we create using improvisation, how do we transcribe or recreate the work? When we write for the page, how do we edit for live readings? We’ll generate all-new pages in our weekend together. Writers of all levels are welcome.