Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Scriptworks Dramatis Personae Lecture: Micah Magee on Found Storytelling, State Theatre, March 7

Scriptworks Austin TX

ScriptWorks Dramatis Personae Series presents Found Storytelling Workshop - telling global stories on a shoestring budget with Micah Magee
Wednesday, March 7th, 7-10pm at The State Theatre,719 Congress Ave. (click for map)

COST: $20 ScriptWorks members/ $30 general public
INFO/RESERVATIONS: info@scriptworks.org; 512-454-9727

Micah Magee (via www.festivalscope.com)What are our values as independent filmmakers or playwrights? How can we best use our limited resources to tell global stories?In this three-hour workshop, participants explore the narrative material of self and environment through place, memory and improvisation - using both fiction and documentary as storytelling material to create subjective universes Hollywood would never dream of building.

Writer/director Micah Magee will present ways of structuring found stories through archetype, fairy tale and a story-specific macro-dramaturgical analysis of time, character and place developed by screenwriter Armando Lao. Seeds of initial writing exercises will be further developed through partner writing, acting exercises and improvisation in the group.

Micah Magee is an award-winning writer and filmmaker based in Berlin, Germany and Troy, New York. In the past, Micah has worked as co-director of Cinematexas Film Festival, pirate radio programmer and (currently) full-time mom. She holds two undergraduate degrees from UT Austin (B.A. Plan II Liberal Arts/B.S. Film Production) and attended graduate school at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. She has taught at the DFFB in Berlin, Istanbul Film Academy and WizArt Art Academy in the Ukraine. Micah's films have taken her to festivals all over the world. She is overjoyed that they are finally taking her back to Texas with SXSW 2012! Micah has received a Fulbright Award in Journalism, a screenwriting fellowship from NYFA and an individual artist grant from NYSCA.

ScriptWorks is a playwright driven organization that seeks to promote the craft of dramatic writing and to protect the playwright's
integrity by encouraging playwright initiative and harnessing collective potential. The Dramatis Personae series was initiated to provide area
playwrights a place to experiment with their craft and expand their careers.

This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

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