Embodied Dialogue, with Kira Rockwell

Writers for the stage and screen write dialogue for actors who embody those words to tell a story. It is through the actor’s embodiment that the dialogue is imbued with greater emphasis and meaning. But writers of any genre can employ embodied dialogue techniques–such as movement, tempo, and behavior–to enhance and activate the speech of their characters. This craft based, generative seminar gives you the opportunity to learn and practice new skills through in-class writing exercises, group discussion, and close readings of embodied dialogue–– allowing the works of Sanaz Toossi, Eliana Pipes, and Mike Lew to be our guides. Taught through a playwriting lens, this workshop is open to all genres of writers and experience levels. You will leave with a rejuvenated approach to writing dialogue.  Online. 

Saturday, April 20th; 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($75)

Kira Rockwell (she/her) is a playwright from the heart of Texas. She is a 2021 Artist Fellow in Dramatic Writing with Mass Cultural Council, a recipient of the Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting Award, as well as a Runner-up for the Princess Grace Award, among others. Her plays have been supported by The Kennedy Center, National New Play Network, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, and Third Culture Theatre in partnership with HBO and Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, among others. Her neurodivergent love story is now available through Original Works Publishing. Rockwell has a BFA in Theatre Performance and an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. As an educator, Rockwell has taught at Wheaton College, Boston University, Hyde Square Task Force, and Grub Street. Currently, she lives in Boston with her husband and their rescue pup, Koda. 
Kira Rockwell