Finding Your Voice: Read Aloud with Confidence and Energy with Angela Sun
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About the Event
Performing your work on stage can be an invaluable marketing tool, but can also be absolutely terrifying for any writers who prefer to stay behind the scenes. In this intimate, supportive workshop, theatre artist Angela Sun will offer up some simple strategies and introductory exercises on how to prepare for an emotionally resonant and vocally dynamic reading (live or digital).
Approximate duration: 1.5 hours
Capacity: 10 participants Participants will need: Internet (for Zoom), space to move or a sturdy chair, comfortable clothes, and a favourite poem (can be written by them or someone else)
Angela Sun is a mad, fat, first generation/ settler theatre performer, creator, producer, arts administrator, and writer of Chinese descent. She has previously performed in or co-created works for Koffler.Digital (Koffler Centre of the Arts), The Bentway, and Gardiner Museum, as well as the Toronto Fringe Festival, Hamilton Fringe Festival, SummerWorks Performance Festival, and Paprika Festival. She has worked with numerous established and emerging artistic organizations including Cahoots Theatre, Factory Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, The National Theatre School, Political Movement, Broadleaf Theatre, Theatre ARTaud, xLq, Silk Bath Collective, Little Black Afro Theatre, Hart House Theatre, Canadian Rep Theatre, Mixed Company Theatre, and Toronto Playback Theatre.
Angela's work was recently highlighted as a part of Swallow-A-Bicycle’s 2020 Asian Heritage Month programming in Calgary, and was a member of The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival’s Shorts Programming Committee this year. She is currently developing work with Toronto's Cahoots Theatre as a part of their Hot House/ Lift Off Lab & Showcase cohort. Her most recent work, a short film entitled 我妈妈的饺子 (My Mother’s Dumplings), is currently available online as a part of Koffler.Digital's exhibition A Matter of Taste.
Rural Reading Riot As part of the exhibition What Haven’t We Learnt Yet, Still? Artist Pamila Matharu dedicates a virtual
space for gathering with Durham Art Gallery’s first annual Rural Reading Riot (RRR). Taking place online over three days, from October 23-25, RRR combines performance, spoken, written and visual practices of artists and writers. While generated in so-called rural Ontario, RRR seeks to connect and reach beyond rural boundaries, gather and share through riotous collectivity, radical care and collaboration.
Rural Reading Riot brings you a series of commissioned letters by visual and literary artists, writing workshops and the first-ever online performance of A Choir of Demands and Desires on Repeat by Annie Wong in collaboration with Faith Arkorful, Hanan Hazime, Fiona Raye Clarke, Angela Sun, and Rebecca Sweets!