Upcoming Workshops!

April 25, 2010, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Philadelphia, PA
One day workshop, $50.
“Creating Solo Performance”
write sara@sarafelder.com
for more info

July 2010
Ko Fest, Amherst, MA
6 day workshop
“Creating Solo Performance: Amusing the Muse”
(or the Art of Juggling the Truth)

“This 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 houses, etc.

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 Word Jam:
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 objects.

Writing/Performing/Writing/Performing: Creating solo theater. Begininning with writing and storytelling, we work on creating solo theater from the truths and lies of our lives.

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 and juggling.

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?