Ursula Rucker (LTA ’08, ACG ’08) will teach two performance workshops at Scribe Video Center (4212 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor) this summer. Starting on August 6 and continuing on Mondays and Thursdays through August 27 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm, she will lead “Inter-generational Workshop: Green Screen Performance Video,” open to youth ages 11-19 and adults. Adult fee is $165 and youth fee is a refundable $30. On Tuesdays August 7, 14 and 21 from 7:00pm-9:00pm, she will lead “Where Writing Comes From” for a general fee of $120 and a Scribe members fee of $96. For more information or to register, visit Scribe’s website.
Description of “Inter-generational Workshop”: Calling all poets, spoken word artists, rappers, and musicians! Take this inter-generational workshop and leave with your very own performance video incorporating green screen special effects. Each student will work with poet and recording artist Ursula Rucker to create a new performance piece for the camera. Working as crew on each other’s project, students will learn the basics of setting up a green screen, lighting, shooting and the post-production process of working with green screen footage.
Description of “Where Writing Comes From”: Over three sessions, renowned poet and recording artist Ursula Rucker will help participants find their voice through the process of creating a performance monologue. A soliloquy told simply and directly is what thrills us about radio, theater and often film. The audio monologue is the essence of storytelling. Workshop participants are invited to come with an idea, an image or experience that they would like to explore and write about. Finished works may be thought of as a performance work or as the script for an audio or video piece.