Pierce County Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Pierce County including Tacoma, Puyallup, , Lakewood and beyond.

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Sep
26
Thu
Dammed to Extinction Film Screening @ The Grand Cinema
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for this important film that tells the story of orca scientists, local citizens, tribal members, and others who have been working to protect orca by restoring the salmon they depend on.

Tickets are donation based and available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dammed-to-extinction-film-screening-tickets-68363556237

Please register a “ticket” for each person in your group so that we can have an accurate count of attendees.

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Donations are greatly appreciated as the help support expenses of this screening as well as enable us to bring the film to more people!

6:00 Doors open
6:30 Film screening
7:30 Post-screening discussion

For centuries, three unique pods of killer whales have thrived off the coast of Washington, spending summers in the interior waters of the Salish Sea, feasting on chinook salmon. For the past 50 years, these orcas’ presence has thrilled and fascinated people–biologists, tourists, and unsuspecting boaters and fishermen. But chinook salmon are in trouble–with less than one percent of their historic abundance in the Pacific Northwest. The beloved local orca whales’ fate has followed the salmon. Dams have been the main culprit behind salmons’ demise. A broad and growing coalition of scientists, economists, conservationists, and citizens say removing the worst fish killing dams is the best chance we have to bring abundant runs of salmon and the orca that rely on them.

The timing of this film – and its urgent call to action – could not be better. Northwest salmon and Southern Resident orcas need our help today. Citizens regionally and nationally are calling for bold leadership and urgent action. Northwest elected officials have begun to step up and advocate for some big changes to restore our salmon, protect our orcas and invest in our communities. Restoring the lower Snake River and its chinook salmon populations by removing its four costly and out-dated dams is our biggest river/salmon restoration opportunity on anywhere on the West Coast.

Learn more and view a preview at www.dammedtoextinction.com

Co-sponsored by Sierra Club, Earth Justice, Orca Conservancy, Defenders of Wildlife, National Wildlife Federation, and The Point Defiance American Association of Zoo Keepers.

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Oct
7
Mon
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace Downtown Church
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Solo Performance Workshop

Begins on Monday, October 7, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
SOLO PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7th, 2019 6:30-9:30, EVERY MONDAY UNTIL DECEMBER 2nd.

This workshop is for anyone who stands alone in front of an “audience” and wants to or must tell a story, present an idea, give a speech, act a play, or convey a message.
Your “audience” might be in a theater, a classroom, a workspace or a conference room. You might be presenting to patrons, students, children, co-workers, employees, or managers. You may an actor, dancer, circus artist, musician, or storyteller. This workshop is for ANYONE that needs to stand alone in front of an audience and create whatever is you need to convey!
You are a Solo Performer!

The only requirement is that you bring an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a lesson plan, a speech, a poem, a word, a thought, etc. Michelle Matlock will lead the group through a creative process that she has used to develop her solo work for the past 20 years.

This process includes theater games, acting exercises, movement, exploration, improv, and discussions that provoke, communication skill-building, material development, character building, motivation, playing, storytelling, stage presence, confidence, writing and of course just getting on your feet and starting.
It all starts with what motivates you!

Creating original work and any form of solo performance is a personal journey that requires a safe and open space with constructive feedback. This workshop is exactly that and much more.

Your experience will be tailored to your individual needs!

Michelle will lead 1 three-hour workshop per week for 9 weeks. During the final week, each full workshop participant will present up to 10 minutes of new material at a Work In Progress Showcase (free invite-only, family and friends).
Each participant will get a digital video of their own performance.

WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7, 2019- 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM AND CONTINUES ONCE A WEEK, EVERY MONDAY, ENDING ON DECEMBER 2, 2019.

You can attend all 9 classes and participate in the showcase OR you can drop into individual workshops as often as you want (minimum attendance of 7 workshops to be in the showcase).

Location:
Urban Grace Church Downtown
902 Market Street
Entrance on 9th Street
Mondays 6:30-9:30

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the two first workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first 2 workshops contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

DO NOT REGISTER FOR DROP-IN UNLESS YOU HAVE ATTENDED ONE OF THE FIRST TWO WORKSHOPS. JOIN CIRCLE UP EMAIL LIST TO BE NOTIFIED. JOIN HERE https://bit.ly/2Qqr0IW

The Work-In-Progress presentation will be the final week.
8-10 students

Rules
REQUIREMENT FOR DROP-IN

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the first two workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first workshop contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

Contact Email: info@circleup.fun
Website: http://circleup.fun
Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circleupevents/
Follow Us on Instagram: @circle_up_events
Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/circleupfun
Register for workshops and receive our newsletter: http://circleup.fun

Join our meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Circle-Up-Productions/

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Oct
14
Mon
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace Downtown Church
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Solo Performance Workshop

Begins on Monday, October 7, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
SOLO PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7th, 2019 6:30-9:30, EVERY MONDAY UNTIL DECEMBER 2nd.

This workshop is for anyone who stands alone in front of an “audience” and wants to or must tell a story, present an idea, give a speech, act a play, or convey a message.
Your “audience” might be in a theater, a classroom, a workspace or a conference room. You might be presenting to patrons, students, children, co-workers, employees, or managers. You may an actor, dancer, circus artist, musician, or storyteller. This workshop is for ANYONE that needs to stand alone in front of an audience and create whatever is you need to convey!
You are a Solo Performer!

The only requirement is that you bring an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a lesson plan, a speech, a poem, a word, a thought, etc. Michelle Matlock will lead the group through a creative process that she has used to develop her solo work for the past 20 years.

This process includes theater games, acting exercises, movement, exploration, improv, and discussions that provoke, communication skill-building, material development, character building, motivation, playing, storytelling, stage presence, confidence, writing and of course just getting on your feet and starting.
It all starts with what motivates you!

Creating original work and any form of solo performance is a personal journey that requires a safe and open space with constructive feedback. This workshop is exactly that and much more.

Your experience will be tailored to your individual needs!

Michelle will lead 1 three-hour workshop per week for 9 weeks. During the final week, each full workshop participant will present up to 10 minutes of new material at a Work In Progress Showcase (free invite-only, family and friends).
Each participant will get a digital video of their own performance.

WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7, 2019- 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM AND CONTINUES ONCE A WEEK, EVERY MONDAY, ENDING ON DECEMBER 2, 2019.

You can attend all 9 classes and participate in the showcase OR you can drop into individual workshops as often as you want (minimum attendance of 7 workshops to be in the showcase).

Location:
Urban Grace Church Downtown
902 Market Street
Entrance on 9th Street
Mondays 6:30-9:30

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the two first workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first 2 workshops contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

DO NOT REGISTER FOR DROP-IN UNLESS YOU HAVE ATTENDED ONE OF THE FIRST TWO WORKSHOPS. JOIN CIRCLE UP EMAIL LIST TO BE NOTIFIED. JOIN HERE https://bit.ly/2Qqr0IW

The Work-In-Progress presentation will be the final week.
8-10 students

Rules
REQUIREMENT FOR DROP-IN

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the first two workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first workshop contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

Contact Email: info@circleup.fun
Website: http://circleup.fun
Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circleupevents/
Follow Us on Instagram: @circle_up_events
Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/circleupfun
Register for workshops and receive our newsletter: http://circleup.fun

Join our meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Circle-Up-Productions/

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Oct
21
Mon
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace Downtown Church
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Solo Performance Workshop

Begins on Monday, October 7, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
SOLO PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7th, 2019 6:30-9:30, EVERY MONDAY UNTIL DECEMBER 2nd.

This workshop is for anyone who stands alone in front of an “audience” and wants to or must tell a story, present an idea, give a speech, act a play, or convey a message.
Your “audience” might be in a theater, a classroom, a workspace or a conference room. You might be presenting to patrons, students, children, co-workers, employees, or managers. You may an actor, dancer, circus artist, musician, or storyteller. This workshop is for ANYONE that needs to stand alone in front of an audience and create whatever is you need to convey!
You are a Solo Performer!

The only requirement is that you bring an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a lesson plan, a speech, a poem, a word, a thought, etc. Michelle Matlock will lead the group through a creative process that she has used to develop her solo work for the past 20 years.

This process includes theater games, acting exercises, movement, exploration, improv, and discussions that provoke, communication skill-building, material development, character building, motivation, playing, storytelling, stage presence, confidence, writing and of course just getting on your feet and starting.
It all starts with what motivates you!

Creating original work and any form of solo performance is a personal journey that requires a safe and open space with constructive feedback. This workshop is exactly that and much more.

Your experience will be tailored to your individual needs!

Michelle will lead 1 three-hour workshop per week for 9 weeks. During the final week, each full workshop participant will present up to 10 minutes of new material at a Work In Progress Showcase (free invite-only, family and friends).
Each participant will get a digital video of their own performance.

WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7, 2019- 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM AND CONTINUES ONCE A WEEK, EVERY MONDAY, ENDING ON DECEMBER 2, 2019.

You can attend all 9 classes and participate in the showcase OR you can drop into individual workshops as often as you want (minimum attendance of 7 workshops to be in the showcase).

Location:
Urban Grace Church Downtown
902 Market Street
Entrance on 9th Street
Mondays 6:30-9:30

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the two first workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first 2 workshops contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

DO NOT REGISTER FOR DROP-IN UNLESS YOU HAVE ATTENDED ONE OF THE FIRST TWO WORKSHOPS. JOIN CIRCLE UP EMAIL LIST TO BE NOTIFIED. JOIN HERE https://bit.ly/2Qqr0IW

The Work-In-Progress presentation will be the final week.
8-10 students

Rules
REQUIREMENT FOR DROP-IN

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the first two workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first workshop contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

Contact Email: info@circleup.fun
Website: http://circleup.fun
Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circleupevents/
Follow Us on Instagram: @circle_up_events
Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/circleupfun
Register for workshops and receive our newsletter: http://circleup.fun

Join our meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Circle-Up-Productions/

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Oct
26
Sat
Playone Workshop II @ Urban Grace Church:Downtown
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

October & November
PLAYZONE WORKSHOPS
Playzone is a unique workshop designed by utilizing different techniques for performance education. Playzone intertwines improv, games, movement, and acting to develop performance skills. It is high energy & playful exploration that can enrich performance whether it’s for acting, clowning, solo or ensemble work. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in learning some performing techniques for fun or beginners or advanced performers. It’s been a proven workshop to bring out the laughter while also learning! We can guarantee the laughs!!

Led by Rachel Lionheart and Michelle Matlock.
For more details visit http://circleup.fun and register online.

$12 per person

Must Register to attend http://circleup.fun
Please contact info@circleup.fun to arrange alternative payment methods.

When:
Saturdays 2pm-4pm
October 26th, November 2nd & 9th

LOCATION:
Urban Grace Church: Downtown
902 Market Street
Tacoma, WA
Entrance On 9th Street

About Rachel:
Rachel Lionheart is a performance artist, actor, and writer. Born in the Northwest and a graduate of New York University’s (NYU) Experimental Theater Wing, renowned for its interdisciplinary approach.
Drawing from her studies in physical theater at NYU and mindfulness practices at The Shambhala Meditation Center of NY, Rachel facilitates workshops and masterclasses on improvisation, acting, and story-telling that is rooted in presence, physicality, and vulnerability.

About Michelle:

Michelle Matlock is a teacher, creator, performer, and director. She is a native of Washington State, where she studied theater at Western Washington University for three years and then went on to graduate from the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York City. She spent 15 years in New York acting, teaching, creating shows and producing. Her one-woman shows “The Mammy Project”, has been produced in New York and all over North and South America. Most recently she created the role of Ladybug for Cirque Du Soleil’s touring show “OVO”.
Currently, Michelle lives in Tacoma, WA and is the founder of Circle Up Productions. CUP is a live entertainment and performance education company focused on making the residents of Tacoma laugh, play, think, explore, and smile through theater arts, circus arts, workshops, and events.

Contact Email: info@circleup.fun
Website: https://www.michellenicolematlock.com/circle-up-fun
Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circleupevents/
Follow Us on Instagram: @circle_up_events
Register for workshops and receive our newsletter at: www.circleup.fun

Join our meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Circle-Up-Productions/

#traveltacoma #tacomanightout #circleupfun #playzone

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Oct
28
Mon
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace Downtown Church
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Solo Performance Workshop

Begins on Monday, October 7, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
SOLO PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7th, 2019 6:30-9:30, EVERY MONDAY UNTIL DECEMBER 2nd.

This workshop is for anyone who stands alone in front of an “audience” and wants to or must tell a story, present an idea, give a speech, act a play, or convey a message.
Your “audience” might be in a theater, a classroom, a workspace or a conference room. You might be presenting to patrons, students, children, co-workers, employees, or managers. You may an actor, dancer, circus artist, musician, or storyteller. This workshop is for ANYONE that needs to stand alone in front of an audience and create whatever is you need to convey!
You are a Solo Performer!

The only requirement is that you bring an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a lesson plan, a speech, a poem, a word, a thought, etc. Michelle Matlock will lead the group through a creative process that she has used to develop her solo work for the past 20 years.

This process includes theater games, acting exercises, movement, exploration, improv, and discussions that provoke, communication skill-building, material development, character building, motivation, playing, storytelling, stage presence, confidence, writing and of course just getting on your feet and starting.
It all starts with what motivates you!

Creating original work and any form of solo performance is a personal journey that requires a safe and open space with constructive feedback. This workshop is exactly that and much more.

Your experience will be tailored to your individual needs!

Michelle will lead 1 three-hour workshop per week for 9 weeks. During the final week, each full workshop participant will present up to 10 minutes of new material at a Work In Progress Showcase (free invite-only, family and friends).
Each participant will get a digital video of their own performance.

WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7, 2019- 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM AND CONTINUES ONCE A WEEK, EVERY MONDAY, ENDING ON DECEMBER 2, 2019.

You can attend all 9 classes and participate in the showcase OR you can drop into individual workshops as often as you want (minimum attendance of 7 workshops to be in the showcase).

Location:
Urban Grace Church Downtown
902 Market Street
Entrance on 9th Street
Mondays 6:30-9:30

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the two first workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first 2 workshops contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

DO NOT REGISTER FOR DROP-IN UNLESS YOU HAVE ATTENDED ONE OF THE FIRST TWO WORKSHOPS. JOIN CIRCLE UP EMAIL LIST TO BE NOTIFIED. JOIN HERE https://bit.ly/2Qqr0IW

The Work-In-Progress presentation will be the final week.
8-10 students

Rules
REQUIREMENT FOR DROP-IN

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the first two workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first workshop contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

Contact Email: info@circleup.fun
Website: http://circleup.fun
Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circleupevents/
Follow Us on Instagram: @circle_up_events
Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/circleupfun
Register for workshops and receive our newsletter: http://circleup.fun

Join our meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Circle-Up-Productions/

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Nov
2
Sat
Playone Workshop II @ Urban Grace Church:Downtown
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

October & November
PLAYZONE WORKSHOPS
Playzone is a unique workshop designed by utilizing different techniques for performance education. Playzone intertwines improv, games, movement, and acting to develop performance skills. It is high energy & playful exploration that can enrich performance whether it’s for acting, clowning, solo or ensemble work. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in learning some performing techniques for fun or beginners or advanced performers. It’s been a proven workshop to bring out the laughter while also learning! We can guarantee the laughs!!

Led by Rachel Lionheart and Michelle Matlock.
For more details visit http://circleup.fun and register online.

$12 per person

Must Register to attend http://circleup.fun
Please contact info@circleup.fun to arrange alternative payment methods.

When:
Saturdays 2pm-4pm
October 26th, November 2nd & 9th

LOCATION:
Urban Grace Church: Downtown
902 Market Street
Tacoma, WA
Entrance On 9th Street

About Rachel:
Rachel Lionheart is a performance artist, actor, and writer. Born in the Northwest and a graduate of New York University’s (NYU) Experimental Theater Wing, renowned for its interdisciplinary approach.
Drawing from her studies in physical theater at NYU and mindfulness practices at The Shambhala Meditation Center of NY, Rachel facilitates workshops and masterclasses on improvisation, acting, and story-telling that is rooted in presence, physicality, and vulnerability.

About Michelle:

Michelle Matlock is a teacher, creator, performer, and director. She is a native of Washington State, where she studied theater at Western Washington University for three years and then went on to graduate from the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York City. She spent 15 years in New York acting, teaching, creating shows and producing. Her one-woman shows “The Mammy Project”, has been produced in New York and all over North and South America. Most recently she created the role of Ladybug for Cirque Du Soleil’s touring show “OVO”.
Currently, Michelle lives in Tacoma, WA and is the founder of Circle Up Productions. CUP is a live entertainment and performance education company focused on making the residents of Tacoma laugh, play, think, explore, and smile through theater arts, circus arts, workshops, and events.

Contact Email: info@circleup.fun
Website: https://www.michellenicolematlock.com/circle-up-fun
Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circleupevents/
Follow Us on Instagram: @circle_up_events
Register for workshops and receive our newsletter at: www.circleup.fun

Join our meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Circle-Up-Productions/

#traveltacoma #tacomanightout #circleupfun #playzone

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Nov
4
Mon
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace Downtown Church
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Solo Performance Workshop

Begins on Monday, October 7, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
SOLO PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7th, 2019 6:30-9:30, EVERY MONDAY UNTIL DECEMBER 2nd.

This workshop is for anyone who stands alone in front of an “audience” and wants to or must tell a story, present an idea, give a speech, act a play, or convey a message.
Your “audience” might be in a theater, a classroom, a workspace or a conference room. You might be presenting to patrons, students, children, co-workers, employees, or managers. You may an actor, dancer, circus artist, musician, or storyteller. This workshop is for ANYONE that needs to stand alone in front of an audience and create whatever is you need to convey!
You are a Solo Performer!

The only requirement is that you bring an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a lesson plan, a speech, a poem, a word, a thought, etc. Michelle Matlock will lead the group through a creative process that she has used to develop her solo work for the past 20 years.

This process includes theater games, acting exercises, movement, exploration, improv, and discussions that provoke, communication skill-building, material development, character building, motivation, playing, storytelling, stage presence, confidence, writing and of course just getting on your feet and starting.
It all starts with what motivates you!

Creating original work and any form of solo performance is a personal journey that requires a safe and open space with constructive feedback. This workshop is exactly that and much more.

Your experience will be tailored to your individual needs!

Michelle will lead 1 three-hour workshop per week for 9 weeks. During the final week, each full workshop participant will present up to 10 minutes of new material at a Work In Progress Showcase (free invite-only, family and friends).
Each participant will get a digital video of their own performance.

WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7, 2019- 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM AND CONTINUES ONCE A WEEK, EVERY MONDAY, ENDING ON DECEMBER 2, 2019.

You can attend all 9 classes and participate in the showcase OR you can drop into individual workshops as often as you want (minimum attendance of 7 workshops to be in the showcase).

Location:
Urban Grace Church Downtown
902 Market Street
Entrance on 9th Street
Mondays 6:30-9:30

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the two first workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first 2 workshops contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

DO NOT REGISTER FOR DROP-IN UNLESS YOU HAVE ATTENDED ONE OF THE FIRST TWO WORKSHOPS. JOIN CIRCLE UP EMAIL LIST TO BE NOTIFIED. JOIN HERE https://bit.ly/2Qqr0IW

The Work-In-Progress presentation will be the final week.
8-10 students

Rules
REQUIREMENT FOR DROP-IN

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the first two workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first workshop contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

Contact Email: info@circleup.fun
Website: http://circleup.fun
Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circleupevents/
Follow Us on Instagram: @circle_up_events
Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/circleupfun
Register for workshops and receive our newsletter: http://circleup.fun

Join our meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Circle-Up-Productions/

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Nov
9
Sat
Playone Workshop II @ Urban Grace Church:Downtown
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

October & November
PLAYZONE WORKSHOPS
Playzone is a unique workshop designed by utilizing different techniques for performance education. Playzone intertwines improv, games, movement, and acting to develop performance skills. It is high energy & playful exploration that can enrich performance whether it’s for acting, clowning, solo or ensemble work. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in learning some performing techniques for fun or beginners or advanced performers. It’s been a proven workshop to bring out the laughter while also learning! We can guarantee the laughs!!

Led by Rachel Lionheart and Michelle Matlock.
For more details visit http://circleup.fun and register online.

$12 per person

Must Register to attend http://circleup.fun
Please contact info@circleup.fun to arrange alternative payment methods.

When:
Saturdays 2pm-4pm
October 26th, November 2nd & 9th

LOCATION:
Urban Grace Church: Downtown
902 Market Street
Tacoma, WA
Entrance On 9th Street

About Rachel:
Rachel Lionheart is a performance artist, actor, and writer. Born in the Northwest and a graduate of New York University’s (NYU) Experimental Theater Wing, renowned for its interdisciplinary approach.
Drawing from her studies in physical theater at NYU and mindfulness practices at The Shambhala Meditation Center of NY, Rachel facilitates workshops and masterclasses on improvisation, acting, and story-telling that is rooted in presence, physicality, and vulnerability.

About Michelle:

Michelle Matlock is a teacher, creator, performer, and director. She is a native of Washington State, where she studied theater at Western Washington University for three years and then went on to graduate from the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York City. She spent 15 years in New York acting, teaching, creating shows and producing. Her one-woman shows “The Mammy Project”, has been produced in New York and all over North and South America. Most recently she created the role of Ladybug for Cirque Du Soleil’s touring show “OVO”.
Currently, Michelle lives in Tacoma, WA and is the founder of Circle Up Productions. CUP is a live entertainment and performance education company focused on making the residents of Tacoma laugh, play, think, explore, and smile through theater arts, circus arts, workshops, and events.

Contact Email: info@circleup.fun
Website: https://www.michellenicolematlock.com/circle-up-fun
Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circleupevents/
Follow Us on Instagram: @circle_up_events
Register for workshops and receive our newsletter at: www.circleup.fun

Join our meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Circle-Up-Productions/

#traveltacoma #tacomanightout #circleupfun #playzone

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Nov
11
Mon
Solo Performance Workshop @ Urban Grace Downtown Church
Nov 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Solo Performance Workshop

Begins on Monday, October 7, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
SOLO PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7th, 2019 6:30-9:30, EVERY MONDAY UNTIL DECEMBER 2nd.

This workshop is for anyone who stands alone in front of an “audience” and wants to or must tell a story, present an idea, give a speech, act a play, or convey a message.
Your “audience” might be in a theater, a classroom, a workspace or a conference room. You might be presenting to patrons, students, children, co-workers, employees, or managers. You may an actor, dancer, circus artist, musician, or storyteller. This workshop is for ANYONE that needs to stand alone in front of an audience and create whatever is you need to convey!
You are a Solo Performer!

The only requirement is that you bring an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a lesson plan, a speech, a poem, a word, a thought, etc. Michelle Matlock will lead the group through a creative process that she has used to develop her solo work for the past 20 years.

This process includes theater games, acting exercises, movement, exploration, improv, and discussions that provoke, communication skill-building, material development, character building, motivation, playing, storytelling, stage presence, confidence, writing and of course just getting on your feet and starting.
It all starts with what motivates you!

Creating original work and any form of solo performance is a personal journey that requires a safe and open space with constructive feedback. This workshop is exactly that and much more.

Your experience will be tailored to your individual needs!

Michelle will lead 1 three-hour workshop per week for 9 weeks. During the final week, each full workshop participant will present up to 10 minutes of new material at a Work In Progress Showcase (free invite-only, family and friends).
Each participant will get a digital video of their own performance.

WORKSHOP STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7, 2019- 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM AND CONTINUES ONCE A WEEK, EVERY MONDAY, ENDING ON DECEMBER 2, 2019.

You can attend all 9 classes and participate in the showcase OR you can drop into individual workshops as often as you want (minimum attendance of 7 workshops to be in the showcase).

Location:
Urban Grace Church Downtown
902 Market Street
Entrance on 9th Street
Mondays 6:30-9:30

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the two first workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first 2 workshops contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

DO NOT REGISTER FOR DROP-IN UNLESS YOU HAVE ATTENDED ONE OF THE FIRST TWO WORKSHOPS. JOIN CIRCLE UP EMAIL LIST TO BE NOTIFIED. JOIN HERE https://bit.ly/2Qqr0IW

The Work-In-Progress presentation will be the final week.
8-10 students

Rules
REQUIREMENT FOR DROP-IN

If you want to be a drop-in, the only requirement is that you attend one of the first two workshops on October 7th or 14th. (If for some reason you are unable to attend the first workshop contact info@circleup.fun to make other arrangements)

Contact Email: info@circleup.fun
Website: http://circleup.fun
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