2019 Workshop Series

Announcing workshops in Port Costa!

In connection with our residency at the Port Costa Schoolhouse, sponsored by the Port Costa Conservation Society, Idiot String is proud to announce our 2019 Workshop Series in Port Costa. This workshop series is supported by generous funding from the Crockett Community Foundation.

Next Workshop:

Site-Specific Creation with Joan Howard – May 19, 2019

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Testing the acoustics in the Schoolhouse’s main lobby

Every workshop is an all-levels creative workout, geared to accommodate folks with little to no performing experience and to challenge veteran performers. Individualized attention at each workshop will ensure that you can come as you are. We’ll work to be sure you leave inspired!

Most workshops are suitable for ages 14 to adult. Participants under 18 must have their parents’ permission. Port Costa, Crockett, and Tormey residents can attend any workshop for just $10!

Ensemble Character Creation in the Peripatetic Mode!
January 27, 2019

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Some of the Peripatetic Players, playing peripatetically

Idiot String’s resident troupe, the Peripatetic Players, are known as eccentric actor-characters who never met a stage on which they couldn’t shine. In this workshop, led by Idiot String Artistic Director Rebecca Longworth, participants engaged in acting warm-ups, games, and exercises that will build on each individual’s unique qualities to create a new fictional character.  Learn more here.

Site-Specific Creation
May 19 2019

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Sky, hills, and a teeny tiny actor near the Carquinez Overlook Loop Trail.

Explore site-specific stories and characters in this laboratory-style performance workshop in Port Costa. Through physicalization, movement exercises and reflective writing, you’ll develop creative tools to interact with the world and the objects in it. This workshop is for anyone interested in exploring a physical relationship to their environment, and finding the fun in everyday moments. .  Learn more and sign up here.

Physical Comedy with the Peripatetic Players
June 16 2019

The Peripatetic Players also never met a situation they couldn’t turn to chaotic comic gold. Led by Idiot String Co-Founder Joan Howard, this workshop for all levels will teach you to trip, slip, fall, and bounce right back! Learn more and sign up here.

Story Adaptation
Date to be announced!

In this workshop, we’ll explore some tools for adapting stories — both old favorites and new — to the stage. We’ll have more information and a sign-up link here shortly.

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The Peripatetic Players present a Port Costa Flux Fest

Happening just a moment from this writing, the Peripatetic Players will conclude their 2016 tour of Shakespeare or Space Wars with a weekend-long mini-festival in Port Costa, Flux Fest ’16. We’re just pleased as punch that the Players are now officially fictionally Port Costa’s resident traveling troupe of thespians, and we’re looking forward to creating all kinds of lore and faux ephemera to document our years in that fantastic hamlet.

Here’s a collage from last fall’s performance of Romeo & Juliet in Port Costa, featuring Reece Santos’s fabulous painted proscenium in the alleyway of the Bull Valley Roadhouse:

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