Click to see sample of student work at John Sayle School of the Arts
Play Solo workshops are an interactive experience designed to teach middle school, high school, college students and adults the fundamentals of performing solo plays. They provide a respectful, artistic means of self-expression and illuminate the importance of our own stories. Students receive one on one instruction and guidance in meeting the following objectives and goals:
-Create, write and perform 3 to 5 minutes of personal narrative about subjects deeply meaningful to them.
-Support their own choices and those of others by listening to and sharing ideas.
-Learn writing, acting, public speaking skills and use of imagination to create art.
-Practice critical thinking.
-Gain better understanding and appreciation of their own life experiences and ideas.
I have taught these workshops in a variety of learning environments including Craigmillar Community Arts, Edinburgh, The Dublin School in Dublin, NH, John Sayles School of the Arts in Schenectady, NY, Union College in Saratoga Springs, NY and at Irondale with the jr. theatre co., Brooklyn, NY and Roundabout Theatre Company
With students in Edinburgh at Craigmillar Community Arts
Residencies culminate in a presentation of student solo work for an invited audience.
Vickie Tanner with students at the Nkoanrua School, Arusha, Tanzania
*I currently work as a teaching artist with Park Avenue Armory, Roundabout Theatre Company, Symphony Space, Irondale, BRIC and International Theatre and Literacy Project.