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    Harvardwood Masterclass: Working with Shakespeare #2

    Monday, September 21, 2020 at 04:00 PM · $10.00 USD
    Zoom

    Working with Couplets: Attendees should come prepared with two lines of Shakespearean verse. Only two lines! Must be verse, no prose, but no need for rhyming couplets. Any two consecutive lines of Shakespearean verse will do! We’ll approach each line with a variety of tools and learn how to use the tools in action.

    Ian Hersey EdM '07 has performed on stage, film and television; including a recent critically acclaimed performance of Nick Bottom at The Shakespeare Theater of NJ. He was assistant director to Dan Sullivan on Cymbeline and James MacDonald on King Lear both at The Public. He’s directed various Shakespeare plays at Stella Adler, The Atlantic School and NYU Grad Acting. Shakespeare Text/Dialogue Coaching credits include The Old Globe, The Public, Juilliard, Williamstown, Shakespeare on the Sound, 52nd Street Project, and The Flea. At The Public, he was the Shakespeare Initiative Associate.

    Ian holds a master’s in education from Harvard University, and has taught at Brown, Barnard, The Atlantic, New World, SUNY Purchase, The Actors Center, The Public, R.Evolucion Latina and The Shakespeare Society, as well as prisons, community centers and other institutions. He received a Fox Foundation Fellowship and studied with Ron Van Lieu, Lloyd Richards, Olympia Dukakis and Earle Gister among others. 


    Register for this event at the link below. Harvardwood members, friends, and non-members are ALL welcome, but every attendee must register for themselves individually. So if you're inviting others to join you for this panel, please forward them the link to this page so they can sign themselves up. Thank you!

    Members, Register Here

    Purchase ticket   $5.00 Members & Friends

    If you can't access the RSVP button for dues-paying Harvardwood members, make 
    sure you're logged in. If you still have issues accessing the page, your membership 
    has lapsed, so renew your dues as a Full Member or Friend of Harvardwood.

    Harvardwood Heads To... Career Spotlight Series: Writing for TV Animation

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Zoom

    Story Editor Jeff Trammell ("Craig of the Creek") and Staff Writer Kate Tsang (HBO Max’s "Adventure Time: Distant Lands") outline the differences between writing for board-driven and script-driven tv animation, as well as give us a little insight into their careers.

    Please Note: Zoom link will be sent on the day of the event.

    Entry to this online event is first come, first served.

    Jeff Trammell is the Head Writer of the Emmy nominated series, “Craig of the Creek” on Cartoon Network. Since moving to Los Angeles in October of 2015 for the Nickelodeon Writing Program, Jeff has written on over a dozen shows, including Disney’s “The Owl House” and “Amphibia”, Nickelodeon’s “Glitch Techs”, and more. He was also a consultant on Season Three of Cartoon Network’s “Infinity Train”.

    Kate Tsang is an artist, writer, and filmmaker. She's created awesome shorts (So You’ve Grown Attached, Welcome to Doozy) and written for fantastic shows including Adventure Time: Distant Lands and the Emmy-nominated Steven Universe Future. Kate recently wrote and directed her first feature film, Marvelous and the Black Hole, starring Miya Cech and Rhea Perlman. 

     

    Harvardwood Presents: Your Story & Your Pitch with Margot Leitman

    Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 04:00 PM · $10.00 USD
    Zoom

    Your personal story is an invaluable part of both a strong pitch and a general meeting. Join us as bestselling author, Margot Leitman and storytelling instructor, shares practical tips and methods to improve the content, delivery and emotional impact of your personal anecdotes. 

    Please come prepared with your personal story! We will have time for Margot to help a few volunteers from the audience to hone their personal stories right on the spot. Your story can either be the introduction to a pitch, or the story you tell when an exec asks, “So tell me about yourself?"

    margot-lietman-curry-B46A3903.jpgMARGOT LEITMAN is the author of the best-selling book LongStory Short: the Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need, What’s Your Story? Gawky: Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase. She has written for DreamWorks TV, the Hallmark Channel, and the Pixl Network and worked for "This American Life" as the West Coast story scout. She is the founder of the storytelling program at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre and is a five-time winner of the Moth Storyslam and a winner of the Moth Grandslam, receiving the first ever score of a perfect 10. She travels all over the world teaching people to tell their stories. 


    Register for this event at the link below. Harvardwood members, friends, and non-members are ALL welcome, but every attendee must register for themselves individually. So if you're inviting others to join you for this panel, please forward them the link to this page so they can sign themselves up. Thank you!

    Members, Register Here

    Purchase ticket   $5.00 Members & Friends

    If you can't access the RSVP button for dues-paying Harvardwood members, make 
    sure you're logged in. If you still have issues accessing the page, your membership 
    has lapsed, so renew your dues as a Full Member or Friend of Harvardwood.


  • Join the 2020-2021 Boston Writers Group

    Strengthen your writing skills through discussion of screenplays and TV pilots written by Boston Harvardwood Writers Program members! Please join us at an informational meeting with co-leaders Heather Faris and Sarah Zeiser on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 7pm EST on Zoom. RSVP for the Zoom link to hwpboston@harvardwood.org.

    The workshop begins on Tuesday, October 13 and will meet via Zoom twice per month for the academic year. Applications will be accepted until Monday, September 28. To apply, send a brief bio, a short writing sample (max 15 pages), and your autumn writing goals to hwpboston@harvardwood.org. You must be a Harvardwood member or Friend of Harvardwood to apply.

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    Reopening application period for 2020 Heroes community service grants

    Every year, Harvardwood traditional accepts applications to receive a $500 community service grant in the spring. Given that Spring 2020 was particularly tumultuous due to the pandemic and the first wave of lockdowns, we are reopening submission period to the Heroes program. 

    Through this program, we award grants of at least $500 each to four individuals who have demonstrated a distinguished level of service to their organizations of choice. Every year, grant winners are determined by the strength of their proposal. They will receive the first $250 upon announcement of the winners and the balance of the grant upon submission of a final essay six months later.

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  • Issue 188 | September 2020

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    Issue 187 | August 2020

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