Writing and Performing Satire: A Workshop Ft. Janice Lee
Thursday November 2, 2023
Free Online Zoom Workshop
Please register in advance: https://creativecitycentre.wufoo.com/forms/m2tsbwp07igch9/
“Writing and Performing Satire”
Many spoken word poems are written as polemics: a strong critical attack on a topic. Mix up your tone and write a satire. We will write a poem in character of something you can’t stand. We will rehearse your performance focusing on eye contact, pausing to connect with your audience, and using facial expressions as commentary. We will see how satire effectively uses humour and irony to demonstrate your point. Plus, it’s more fun.
Janice Jo Lee (she/they) is an award-winning queer multidisciplinary artist based in Tkaronto (Toronto), Ontario. She is a second generation Canadian settler and twenty-seventh generation Korean. She is a folk-soul-jazz singer, songwriter, composer, sound designer, spoken word poet, actor, bouffon-clown, satirist, and educator.
Lee has released three albums of original music and two self-published poetry zines. Janice has worked as an educator for 12 years facilitating arts, anti-oppression and leadership workshops across Canada. Janice has directed theatre creation labs with Play Play Sweet Action, MT Space, Mikw Chiyam, Le Project N’we Jinan, and Randolph Kids. This year they completed the Musical Stage Company’s Noteworthy Program for Composers and Lyricists. Janice was the founding artistic director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Poetry Slam and has featured at slams across Canada.
Janice Lee: Lee’s artwork has always been one with her activism. Her songs, poems and plays are immersed in issues of gender empowerment, community, climate change, the environment and antiracism. On stage she performs spoken word pieces and songs built on layers of cascading harmonies. With her guitar, looping pedal, trumpet, Korean janggu drum, disarmingly funny candour and poetically-rich lyrics, Lee commands the stage. She conjures warm energy, asks questions about our times, and leaves audiences rejuvenated and aglow.
This workshop is presented by Regina Word Up, a spoken-word program and community based out of the Creative City Centre in Treaty 4. We are grateful to the support of funders who make programs like this one possible: Department of Canadian Heritage, SK Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, and the City of Regina.
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