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Solo Artist as Activists

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2020  | 2:30 p.m. -  3:30 p. m. PST  |  Workshop

Facilitators: Juliette Jeffers (Actor/Writer/Director) and Sky Palkowitz (Actor/Dramaturg/Director)

This workshop will explore ways to proactively address solo writing during our COVID 19 and civil unrest pandemics. As creative “first responders,” our proactive voices have the opportunity and responsibility to contribute to social health and well-being as we create a space for dialogue between artist and audience. Themes may include our public health crisis, racism, police brutality, the upcoming election, and the need for our national healing through individual enlightenment, understanding, and systemic change. Participants will have the opportunity to express their voices through personal writing exercises and in group dialogue.

SOLO ARTISTS AS ACTIVISTS

Juliette Jeffers (Producer/Director)

SKY Palkowitz

SKY Palkowitz, (AEA-SAG-AFTRA) aka “The Delusional Diva”, is an avant-garde multimedia performance artist, actor/director/producer from New York. She was classically trained at the University of Delaware’s “PTTP”, holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Iowa, and was mentored by the late/greatRachel Rosenthal. Palkowitz has produced and performed 7 solo shows nationally, and hundreds of characters. She has been using performance as a method of education and activism for nearly 30 years. Palkowitz is a proud, long-standing member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angefinal les Women’s Theatre Festival. She can be seen on stage, TV, film, and internet. She is in development for her upcoming web series, Miss Inappropriate, and recently directed the film, Samuel Sexy. SKY spends quarantine time zoom-coaching and directing multimedia content with her solo artist students. SKY Palkowitz enjoys the process of creation and helping others achieve their artistic dreams.

Juliette Jeffers

Juliette Jeffers is a Caribbean-American actor, writer, director, producer, and teaching artist. On-screen, Juliette has appeared in eighteen films, thirty-three guest star TV roles, and over sixty national commercials. Some of her notable credits include guest-starring roles on Chicago Med, All Rise, Snowfall, Criminal Minds, and Grey’s Anatomy. Some of her theatre highlights include five solo plays that she wrote and performed in, including Batman And Robin In The Boogie Down (Bronx Council On The Arts Award, Drama Desk, NAACP Nominations), Chocolate Match.Com, Pan Gyul, Judgment Day, and Tio Pablo (In English & Spanish - Best Play and Best Actress Awards at the Hollywood Short & Sweet Festival).

Jeffers supports artists in developing and directing solo shows. She is on the Advisory Board of the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival. Juliette Jeffers is curating Black Voices this Fall, a Livestream Solo Show Festival at the Whitefire Theatre.

SOLO ARTISTS AS ACTIVISTS

SKY Palkowitz

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This event is full of career training from industry professionals, designed to give a boost to solo performers, but will also be of value to anyone contemplating online or live theatrical production in Los Angeles or who wishes to tour in these changing times. Attendees will be able to attend 9 informative offerings including an interview with LAWTF's Co-Founder, Workshops and Panels.

Tuition for the weekend is $25.

This discounted tuition is made possible in part by support for this program provided through the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Arts Development Fee Program.

REGISTRATION: https://bit.ly/virtualempowermentday A Zoom link will be sent to those who have completed their registration.

INFORMATION: www.lawtf.org or call (818) 760-0408.

Support for this program was provided through the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Arts Development Fee Program