PATTERN AND CONTOUR IN MUSICALS: MOTIVATING CHARACTERS TO SING AND DANCE - Sunday, February 28, 4PM – 5:30PM Pacific Time.
Musical Cafe is pleased to announce that award-winning dramaturg and director Allison Bergman is presenting a free on-line workshop for Musical Theatre writers.
Musicals are populated by passion-driven characters, but what motivates them to believably sing or dance about it? We'll look at the scene/song/dance patterns of some familiar musicals, including some rule-makers, and some rule-breakers. We'll discuss techniques for stitching together scenes, songs and dances. And, we'll address how to decide if the medium meets the moment.
Suggested donation of $10-$20. Registrants will be sent an email with a Zoom link.
ALLISON BERGMAN'S BIO:
Allison Bergman has directed over 40 stage productions on both coasts, including large musical and world premieres. Her discerning dramaturgical ability has earned her commissions from prominent writers and producers to develop scripts and adapt popular movies for Broadway, regional and international productions. During her tenure as Artistic Director of LA-based Broadway on Sunset, she co-founded the West Coast Musical Theatre Conference, and shepherded numerous innovative stage musicals toward production. Young artists, teachers and acting coaches find her acclaimed book, "Acting the Song", widely used in musical theatre training programs, an invaluable resource.
She has an MFA from Carnegie Mellon's Directing Program, where she was distinguished as a Stephen Bochco Directing Scholar. Ms. Bergman's contributions to the theatre community have been recognized by Women In Theatre with the "Outstanding Woman in Theatre in Los Angeles Award", and her directorial accomplishments acknowledged with a "Drama-Logue Critics Award". www.allisonbergman.com