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Be Brave On Stage

Be Brave On Stage
Facilitated by: Charlie Petch
Monday, July 16, 2018 | 6–8:30 pm
Crow’s Theatre | Scotiabank Community Studio | 345 Carlaw Avenue
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FREE | Please register through the form below

You’ve written something, and now you’re looking to perform! Slam coach and theatre director Charlie Petch will demonstrate techniques to ensure your time on stage is a warm and compelling moment for both you and your audience.

Be Brave On Stage is a free workshop that is ideal for individuals looking to develop their public reading and performance skills, and feel brave and confident sharing their work in front of an audience. This workshop is expertly designed to address the needs of writers working across all genres, including fiction, poetry, slam, and spoken word.

This workshop will consist of:

  • Activities to help you move past fear in fun and meaningful ways
  • Writing prompts that will help you with your confidence and bravery
  • Vocal warm-ups to help with opening up your voice on stage, resonance, breathing, and articulation
  • Techniques to help you operate a mic and mic stand
  • Troubleshoot common microphone issues including feedback, popping, and volume control
  • One-on-one performance feedback that is kind, understanding, and useful

About Charlie Petch
Charlie C Petch is a playwright, spoken word artist, haiku deathmaster, host, and musical saw player. Petch’s full-length spoken word vaudeville play, “Mel Malarkey Gets The Bum’s Rush” has toured all over Turtle Island. Their new creation “Daughter of Geppetto” will launch with Public Energy in Spring 2018. They have several handsome chapbooks, and “Late Night Knife Fights” was published with LyricalMyrical Press. They have been published by Descant, The Toronto Quarterly, Matrix, and Joypuke journals. Petch is the creative director of “Hot Damn It’s A Queer Slam” a multi-city touring poetry slam series. They have done performance workshops at major festivals, with The Sony Centre of Performing Arts, The Atlantic Fringe, and many other places. They are happiest onstage.


Thank you for your interest in this event. Registration is now closed.

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