F455i Writing and Practice: When Theater Meets Poetry — Creating the Choreopoem

June 15, 2021July 26, 2021

Professor Anastacia-Reneé

We will closely read, discuss, excavate and “model” (to create new work), Audre Lorde’s Need: A Chorale for Black Women Voices, Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, and Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues to create your own choreopoems. While we meticulously craft choreopoems, we’ll use Lorde’s, Shange’s and Ensler’s poetry, fiction, and, nonfiction as inspiration (through visual, text and musical writing prompts) to generate new poems, fiction and nonfiction.

All new sessions will post on Tuesdays and meet in an online studio — a digital discussion space that allows enrolled artists to come together and share their experiences. This course will be taught as an asynchronous/synchronous hybrid. Sessions on June 15; June 29; and July 13 will be asynchronous. Sessions on June 22; July 06; and July 20 will be live, synchronous sessions held via Zoom.