Join Bay Area theatre luminary and Business of Show Business columnist Velina Brown as she leads participants through a 90 minute session of articulating what is important to you in your life and career, using this important criteria as a framework to develop personalized goals as well as finding ways to 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 session is being held for participants in the 2016 round of ATLAS for actors, but is available to artists of any discipline on a drop-in registration basis.
Velina Brown is a singer, director, award-winning actor, and columnist for Theater Bay Area. With a passion for challenging herself and her audience with socially relevant theater, Velina is committed to fostering new works on stage and screen, and to supporting those vibrant voices shaping theater and film, and that will change the world. Velina has appeared with many local theatres such as American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, S.F. Playhouse, Shotgun Players, Magic Theater, Lorraine Hansberry Theater, Eureka Theater, Theatreworks, The Willows, Thick Description as well as Denver Center Theater Company, Oregon Cabaret Theater 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 of world premiere musical comedies and dramas, touring throughout the United States, as well as internationally. Velina is a two-time winner of the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critic's Circle award as Outstanding Supporting Actress. Velina has credits in film, television, radio commercials and industrial films and has also been the voice for several computer games. Velina 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 Theater Bay Area, where she shares her talent and advice with both novice and experienced actors as they strive to share their passion, becoming the brave, challenging artists they want to be.