YOUR STORY YOUR VOICE encourages self-expression through standing up and speaking out. This workshop will explore the power of voice through personal storytelling. Obehi will teach a storytelling style that combines memoir, standup comedy, music, movement and public speaking. Classes will include group work as well as one-on-one coaching. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to create a short narrative to use in your solo show, poem or short story, at a slam or open mic, or even something for you to have when words don’t come so easy.
Obehi Janice is a participant in the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships, funded by the William & Eva Fox Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group.
WHO IS THE PROGRAM FOR?
The workshop is targeting storytellers
The workshop will take place from the 21st -23rd November 2016 (2.00pm -5.00pm)
The workshop will be held at (Kitchen Conference Hall) Ndere Cultural Center, Kampala, Uganda
The workshop will be facilitated by Obehi Janice
OBEHI JANICE is a Nigerian-American artist. She is an award-winning actress, writer and comedian. A graduate of Georgetown University, Obehi was named “Boston’s Best Actress” by The Improper Bostonian in 2014. Her comedic short, BLACK GIRL YOGA, won the Reel 13/AfroPunk Film Competition (WNET/New York Public Media). A leader in the millennial renaissance of socio-political arts and culture, Obehi works extensively on stage, screen and as a voice actress in video games, radio, and commercials. Recent stage credits include Love’s Labour’s Lost, We’re Gonna Die, An Octoroon, Mr g and her solo show FUFU & OREOS. As a comedian and storyteller, she has been featured on You’re the Expert, Story Collider and The Moth. Her potent writing has been featured in Kinfolks: a journal of Black expression. Obehi also works as a director and producer. A gifted public speaker, she enjoys sharing her thoughts on faith, identity, creativity, and mental health. She has garnered esteem and recognition from Bustle, WBUR, DigBoston, For Harriet, and The Boston Globe. Obehi is the TCG Fox Foundation Resident Actor at Company One Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts.
The training is for free but selected participants are expected to cover their own costs that is meals, accommodation, Transport and anything else not covered by the training
HOW TO APPLY?
Applications are closed