Acting as a Platform for Social Change- Workshop
Organized by: Taomi Ray
EVENT DATE Aug 15, 2016
Greetings, My name is Tracy Johnson, I am a high school history teacher and an independent spoken word artist. I have been serving as a teacher in public schools for 16 years. I have been serving communities as an artist through spoken word events, stage plays and social activism for 13 years. I am writing on behalf of Maplewood High School located in Nashville, TN. I would like to host an actors workshop on our campus. It will be a free event open to the underserved East Nashville community. It will be a one-day workshop with a special celebrity guest facilitator. Mainly it is intended for students, parents and community leaders who want to see the arts grow and thrive in underserved areas of the city. The actors fee for facilitating the workshop will be $5,000 plus air, hotel and pier diem. In this workshop students will learn the value of acting to entertain, enlighten and inspire social change. It will also take an in depth look at different platforms actors can utilize to remain relevant and effective. Students will be taught above characters, style, themes, motives and how they alter while performing. The first portion will be a general overview of the actor’s body of work and the basics of acting. The latter portion of the workshop will delve deeper into the messages behind the script and allow participants to act out a few scenes before a Q/A wrap up.