is not just an entertainer, but a person, a mensch.”
San Francisco Chronicle
Sara offers workshops, lectures and post-performance
talks by themselves or to accompany her performances. After many
years of teaching, Sara has developed a variety of workshop techniques
including: a foolproof method of basic technique juggling, one object
dances, adding text to object work, group and individual writing
exercises, group juggling patterns and creating a safe place for
participants to show off, turn on and take chances.
Special Populations: Because of
her unique experience working in prisons, half-way houses, and mental
hospital facilities, Sara is qualified (and gratified) to give workshops
or short presentations in prisons, AIDS wards, juvenile halls, half-way
Sara also offers the following workshops and lectures:
Sara’s Jugglefest: Juggling
class for people of all levels from beginner to advanced. The coordinationally-challenged
especially welcome. Everyone learns something they didn’t
think they could do. Leave the silk shirt at home and get ready
to sweat. Big fun.
Juggling for Poets: Juggling with
objects and words: how to apply text to object-handling. No juggling
experience necessary. Students should bring a poem.
Sara’s Subversive Juggling and Home-Made
Hands-on workshop for the coordinationally-challenged, poetically-impaired
and/or politically-frustrated on how to use creative forms to say
something important. Bring your fears and (optional) two or three
Creating solo theater. Begininning with writing and storytelling,
we work on creating solo theater from the truths and lies of our
Foolish Wanderings: Writing workshop.
No experience necessary.
The Way I Do the Things I Do:
Lecture-demonstration on the unique art of merging text, context
Lectures on Humor:
A Short History of Humor: From
Aristophanes to I Love Lucy to the group’s own jokes and anecdotes,
this interactive lecture explores why we love to laugh and why we
laugh at what we laugh at.
Subversive Humor: Fighting Oppression
through Laughter – Lecture on how humor has been used historically
to create community, educate, and challenge the status quo.
“Such a Mekhaye!”
A short history of Jewish humor, covering the bible, purim shpils,
yiddish theatre, Fanny Brice, Marx Brox, Lenny Bruce, Woody Allen,
Wendy Wasserstein, Sarah Silverman, etc. Why are Jews funny?