Risk Taking & the Authentic Self
Workshop: Risk Taking & the Authentic Self
Saturday, Oct. 21 at 12 p.m. — Merge | View Schedule
Everyone says, “be yourself”, but what does that mean? By finding power in your authentic self you can make bold, authentic choices in your creative, personal and professional life. This presentation focuses on one’s relationship to creative risk taking and applying it to expression of the authentic self. Through improvisation, writing, and ensemble work we will begin to explore ways to engage empathy and risk for greater personal and creative expression. Instructors Saffron Henke (Miami University, Oxford, OH) and Kristy Hartsgrove – Mooers (University of Iowa) will present and facilitate an interactive workshop.
About Kristy Hartsgrove and Saffron Henke
Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers is a professor of theatre at the University of Iowa whose classes include Acting for Success, a course that uses theatre techniques to work on pitches, presentations, and interviewing techniques, and Improv for Engineers, Scientists, and the Curious, a course that uses improvisation as the grammar for exploring successful brainstorming, problem solving, and idea development.
Saffron Henke is an Assistant Professor of Acting & Directing at Miami University, Oxford, OH, currently teaching acting, voice and movement. She has worked extensively as a professional actor, director, and educator. She was also an Associate Artist and resident acting company member for four seasons at the Sacramento Theatre Company, and company member for two seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She is a company member with Working Group Theatre and the Artistic Director of The Brink Theatre Co. Website: www.saffronhenke.com.