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Career Workshops Offering Drop-in Slots

Posted By TBA Staff, Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Hello, theatre-makers!

Have you ever wanted to know how to manage your time more effectively? How to set personalized, achievable career goals? How to balance your work with the rest of your life? Of course you have! Many, if not most, artists face these challenges.

As part of its commitment to equip Bay Area theatre-makers for success, TBA is offering workshops addressing these exact topics this month. Normally, these 90-minute skill-building sessions are available only to participants in the ATLAS career training program, but TBA is making a limited number of seats available to the public on a drop-in basis.

Read below to see what you’ll learn in each, and register today!

 

Workshop: Time Management

Instructor: Morrie Warshawski
Saturday, Feb. 20 (9:30-11:00 a.m.)


Ah, time. We all wish we had more of it—and artists, as a rule, consistently express frustration about how to utilize it best. This 90-minute workshop will help you identify what motivates you, accept what’s out of your control, and find out what the heck a circadian rhythm is—and why it might just be the breakthrough you need. This key career-boosting session, part of the 2016 round of our ATLAS for Actors career training program, is available to artists of any discipline on a drop-in registration basis.

 

 
About the instructor: Morrie Warshawski has worked in the nonprofit arts and culture sector for more than 30 years, bringing a commitment to the core values of creativity, thoughtful¬ness, transparency and tolerance. He has served as the executive director of three nonprofit arts organizations, including the Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco. Since 1986, he has been a consultant specializing in strategic planning with nonprofit organizations, individual artists, state arts agencies and a local arts council, as well as community cultural planning with cities and counties. He served for six years as a consultant and regional coordinator for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Advancement Program, which provided 15 months of planning support for arts organizations. 

As a writer, Morrie has created A State Arts Agency Toolkit for the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and Lessons Learned, a website on planning for the NEA. He is the author of two books on fundraising: The Fundraising Houseparty: How to Party with a Purpose and Raise Money for Your Cause and Shaking the Money Tree: The Art of Getting Grants and Donations for Film and Video. Morrie is also the originator and moderator of the Strategic Planning for Nonprofits Group on LinkedIn (with over 50,000 members worldwide). 

Workshop location: Theatre Bay Area offices, 1119 Market St., 2nd Floor, SF
Cost: Theatre Bay Area members: $40; nonmembers: $65
Register today!


Workshop: Personalized Goal Setting

Instructor: Velina Brown
Saturday, Feb. 20 (11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) 


In this 90-minute session, Bay Area theatre luminary and Business of Show Business columnist Velina Brown will help you articulate what is important to you in your life and career, turn these important values into a framework for developing your own personalized goals and, finally, identify the steps that you can take to get there. Participate in this “dream big” workshop and emerge with the beginnings of steps to move to another level. This crucial career-transforming session, part of the 2016 round of our ATLAS for Actors career training program, is available to artists of any discipline on a drop-in registration basis.

About the instructor: Velina Brown is a singer, director, award-winning actor and career columnist for Theatre Bay Area. With a passion for challenging herself and her audience with socially relevant theatre, Velina is committed to fostering new works on stage and screen, and to supporting those vibrant voices shaping theatre and film, and that will change the world. Velina has appeared with many local theatres, such as American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse, Shotgun Players, Magic Theatre, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Eureka Theatre, TheatreWorks, The Willows and Thick Description as well as national companies Denver Center Theatre Company, Oregon Cabaret Theatre and many others. Velina is also a longtime member of the Tony and OBIE Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe, where she has been a principal actor in over a decade and a half’s worth of world-premiere musical comedies and dramas, touring throughout the United States and internationally. Velina is a two-time winner of the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle award as Outstanding Supporting Actress. Velina has credits in film, television, radio commercials and industrial films and has also voiced several computer games. 

Velina also graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Francisco State University, and has a Master’s Degree in counseling. Combining that training with her skill and experience as a working actor has developed her career and life coaching service, The Business of Show Biz. She also has a monthly column of the same name with Theatre Bay Area, where she shares her talent and advice with both novice and experienced actors as they strive to share their passions, becoming the brave, challenging artists they want to be.

Workshop location: Theatre Bay Area offices, 1119 Market St., 2nd Floor, SF
Cost: Theatre Bay Area members: $40; nonmembers: $65
Register today!


Workshop: Navigating Your Life as an Artist

Instructor: Valerie Weak
Monday, Feb. 29 (6:30-8 p.m.)

Individual artists usually wear many hats: stage actor, director, teaching artist, voice-over artist…the list goes on and on. How can artists establish a framework for themselves that allows them to search for work, negotiate agreements, complete the work effectively and balance their own individual needs? What kind of work should artists be looking for? What’s a job, as opposed to a career, as opposed to a calling? And what tools might you need for each?

About the instructor: Valerie Weak is an actor and theatre educator with a 15-year history in the San Francisco Bay Area with performing and teaching credits at theatres throughout the region, including San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Center REP, Word for Word and California Shakespeare Theater. Valerie also works on-camera and in voiceover, appearing in commercials, industrials and independent films. She stars in the irreverent indie comedy, The Snake, which was presented at SXSW by Patton Oswalt and can be streamed on Netflix. Valerie also uses her acting skills to train California police officers and medical students at UCSF and Stanford in communication and rapport building. 

Workshop location: Theatre Bay Area offices, 1119 Market St., 2nd Floor, SF
Cost: Theatre Bay Area members: $40; nonmembers: $65
Register today!

 

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