FINDING OUR OWN TRUE VOICE -
A two-day workshop for gender-non-conforming writers with trans icon Jo Clifford, author of The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven.
Arts Centre Melbourne
Sat 21 & Sun 22 January 2023
To apply, email: firstname.lastname@example.org with words, an audio or video clip of:
A short bio about yourself
Confirmation that you are available for both workshop days (21 & 22 January 10am–2pm)
Workshop is free to participants.
EOI applications close: 14 January 2023
Writer and performer – Jo Clifford
Producer - Ro Bright
Finding our own true voice.
Learning to listen to it, honour and respect it and even love it too....
Twenty trans, non-binary, gender-queer and on-their-journey-with-gender writers will be invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind masterclass with one of the most celebrated pioneers of queer theatre, Jo Clifford. Over two days participants will practice listening to each other’s stories. Working deeply and as empathetically as we can. And as we do that, we'll learn the craft we need to share these stories powerfully to the world.
"It took me twenty years to find my voice as a playwright, and then another twenty years to find my voice as a performer. Even though I thought I was the only one, I know now that I wasn't alone. It seems to me we all tend to internalise our oppression, and then we censor ourselves through our fear and shame. But we can overcome this oppression and find our own true voices. And it helps if we do this together” – Jo Clifford
In connection with:
International Speaker at Midsumma Matters: The Future of Queer Arts
Supported by the British Council and Midsumma Festival.