"Page to Stage" a creative writing workshop for solo performances conducted by Sahil Farooqi at The Attic, 36, Regal Building, CP > 10th & 11th January 2013

Time : 
thursday 10 january 2 to 6 pm and
friday 11th january  2 to 6 pm and performance at 7 pm

Entry : Participation by Registration only . Call or email. 2374 6050 mina@theatticdelhi.org
Charges Rs. 2000. Cheques payable to Amarjit Bhagwant Singh Charitable Trust 
Last date for registration Monday 7th Jan. 2013

Place : The Attic, 36, Regal Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi-110001 
Landmark : On Parliament Street close to 'The Shop' showroom & next to the 'Kwality' restaurant
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Metro : Nearest Metro Station - 'Rajiv Chowk' (Yellow Line and Blue Line)

Event Description : “Page to Stage” – a creative writing workshop for solo performances  conducted by Sahil Farooqi

Creative writing specific to solo work is a unique genre different from other forms of writing. It involves writing for solo performance techniques, voice work and body movement and this workshop will give participants a chance to showcase their solo piece at the Attic.

The Page to Stage workshop will be held for four hours each on two days. The second day will also include a 10 minute solo performance by each of the participant.


Day 1

1st Hour : Group check in/ instructor introduction/ Overview of the workshop.

2nd Hour: History of Solo Theatre, Solo Theatre in India, Solo Performance examples by the Instructor, Creative writing exercise.

15 mins. Break.

3rd Hour: Mini performance from the writing exercises, group discussion of enhancing your work, another creative writing exercise this time in small groups.

4th hour: Group discussion on writing stories with the intent of performance. The difference between writing novels and writing for stage. Read through of all the work from the first day.

Day 2

1st Hour: A talk about prominent Indian Solo Artists and their past work. A read through and video presentation of some their work.

2nd Hour: Discussion on different types of writings found in Solo Performance:  Spoken Word Poetry, Storytelling, Solo Monologue and Skits. Last creative writing exercise concentrating on ‘Telling Your Story.‘

15 mins. Break

3rd Hour: Sharing your writings and leading into a group discussion. Choosing your piece for the Attic performance. Techniques used in enhancing your solo work. Breakdown of your work and turning it into a performance.

4th Hour: Rehearsal for the performance, techniques of memorizing lines and last discussions before closing the workshop.

One hour Break.

7-to 8pm Performance at The Attic.10 minutes per participant

Born in India, Sahil Farooqi was raised in a family full of writers and language critics which exposed him to a world of poetry and theatre.  At an early age, he moved to the United States with his mother. Farooqi earned a B.A. in Theatre Studies with a concentration in Acting from Emerson College. In Boston he developed his first solo show Flip The Switch, about a South Asian boy choosing Theatre over Medical or Engineering. While living in Washington D.C. he worked with Sol & Soul Theatre Company for two years, where he performed regularly with the company during their Hip-Hop Theatre Festival. Farooqi also had an apprenticeship with Regie Cabico, a spoken word artist and the Artistic Director of Sol & Soul. Together they developed Farooqi’s second solo piece A Brown Monkey Goes To McDonald’s, into an hour long performance.

Farooqi now lives in New York City where he is running a popular monthly performance series called Hipster Circus in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Farooqi recently preformed his solo piece A Brown Monkey goes to McDonald’s at the Gene Frankel Theatre as a part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festival NYC. And he was invited to perform at the Howl Festival in the East Village.
Along with A Brown Monkey Goes To McDonald’s he has also performed Coffee GRINDR at Dixon Place Theatre NYC, a new solo show about finding love on the Internet in New York City. In 2011, Farooqi appeared on Sundance Channel’s new mini documentary-series called Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys. He currently lives in Williamsburg.

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"Page to Stage" a creative writing workshop for solo performances conducted by Sahil Farooqi at The Attic, 36, Regal Building, CP > 10th & 11th January 2013 "Page to Stage" a creative writing workshop for solo performances conducted by Sahil Farooqi at The Attic, 36, Regal Building, CP > 10th & 11th January 2013 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Friday, January 11, 2013 Rating: 5

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