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Performer's Tool Box

  • Our Lady of the Elms 1375 West Exchange Street Akron, OH, 44313 United States (map)

Wandering Aesthetics is proud to announce our fourth annual collaboration with the Highland Square Neighborhood Association. We will once again be conducting a series of four one-off workshops entitled The Performer’s Tool Box, as part of the Highland Square PorchRokr Festival Workshop Series.


Saturday, July 22 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 29 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Saturday, August 5 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Saturday, August 12 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Our Lady of the Elms
1375 W Exchange St.
Akron, OH 44313





A collaborative partnership between The Highland Square Neighborhood Association PorchRokr Festival and Wandering Aesthetics, the Performer's Tool Box is a way for performers – of all genres and experience levels – to enhance their onstage presence, work through stage fright, brush up on invaluable performance skills and practice in front of an audience.

Each session is designed as a “one-off” workshop geared to nurture onstage success.

1) Making Contact: Overcoming Stage Fright & Forming a Genuine Connection
(JULY 22)
2) Do Not Be Dismissed: Presence and Energy in Performance (JULY 29)
3) Seen, but Not Heard: Voice for the Performer
4) From Vamping to Banter: Improv for the Unexpected (AUGUST 12)

*Participants are encouraged, but not required, to attend all four (4) sessions

For more information, please email or call Instructor Kyle Jozsa at 330.612.3090.


Drawing on a work ethic derived from his path to Eagle Scout, Kyle Jozsa co-founded the storytelling theatre company, Wandering Aesthetics in 2013 with his partner in work and life, Benjamin Rexroad. Kyle serves as Wandering Aesthetics’ Artistic Director, Director of Education and primary Storyteller. As such, Kyle is charged with collecting stories from the heart of Appalachia to the shores of the Cuyahoga, creating dynamic storytelling performances and inspiring students of all ages to find their voices and tell their own tales. Kyle’s theatrical training includes an intensive summer program at Double Edge Theatre in Asheville, MA, multiple workshops with Akron’s own New World Performance Laboratory and extensive work with Director Benjamin Rexroad. Following his hike of the 2,186-mile Appalachian Trail, Kyle made the transition to solo performer. Most recently Kyle was named the 2016 Akron Arts Alive! Award Winner for Outstanding Artist in Theater.

Through all of these changes, Kyle has remained dedicated to his personal training and the study of the actor’s (and storyteller’s) craft.

Later Event: August 12
Performer's Tool Box