Back Fence PDX and Portland Center Stage Present


Taught by Lauren Weedman

In this weekend writing/performing lab on March 31/April 1, actors, writers, standup comedians, and solo artists will have the opportunity to engage with critically acclaimed writer, actress, and solo performer Lauren Weedman. The lab is designed to help you mine your most humiliating stories, obsessions, journal ramblings, joys, traumas, dramas, and flat out lies to help create a spontaneous performance piece.

Using improvisation, flash writing exercises, and two rounds of direct and frank feedback, Lauren will work to help you create a 6-8 minute piece.

Students should have writing/stage experience and will be required to arrive with a 1200 word piece that will be workshopped over two days, culminating in a performance of said piece on Sunday, April 1st at 6PM, in the Screening Room at the fabulous Hotel deLuxe.

For six hours of workshop time + performance the total cost is $75.

A $30 deposit paid via EVENTBRITE will hold your spot! (Deposits are non-refundable after 3/25)

Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 12-3
Sunday, April 1st, 2012 from 12-3

Portland Center Stage the Gerding Theater at the Armory
128 NW 11th AVE
Portland, OR 97209

Sunday, April 1, 2012 @ 6PM

Hotel deLuxe in the Screening Room
729 SW 15th AVE
Portland, OR 97205

The performance will be hosted by Lauren and is free to family, friends, hotel guests,
and jaunty passersby. The lovely Driftwood Bar (inside the hotel) will be open, ready
and willing to serve drinks and food.

Validated parking is available through the hotel valet.

Instructor ❘ Lauren Weedman, an Alpert Award winning solo theater performer, is currently touring her 9th solo show ‘NO…YOU SHUTUP’ and is the creator/performer in Portland Center Stages’ upcoming production of ‘THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF PORTLAND.’ Her book ‘A Woman Trapped in a Woman’s Body’ was named by Kirkus as a top 10 Indie book and her story ‘Diary of a Journal Reader’ was featured in The Best of Non-Required Reading. She was a correspondent on ‘The Daily Show’ during the one year they didn’t win an Emmy and is currently playing the role of Horny Patty on HBO’s ‘HUNG.’ She lives in a tiny apartment in Santa Monica with her man and her baby.


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