Performing Prose offers one-on-one and small group coaching designed to equip writers with the tools to connect with audiences during public readings of their work.
Instructed by two professional actors, writers will be enabled to perform in a comfortable, encouraging space. With their guidance, you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of performance. This includes techniques to increase vocal variation, phrasing, character development, authenticity and more. Using acting techniques and hands-on live practice, participants will gain confidence and experience in front of an audience.
We ask that writers share a piece of work they’re prepping fora reading in advance. We’ll then work with you to create sessions that can cover a variety of skills, customizable for your interests and needs. These are essential skills for writers who may be prepping for a book launch, embarking on a book tour, preparing for readings at the end of an MFA, running a reading series, or contemplating any public presentation of their work.