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Performer's Tool Box
Aug
12
12:00 PM12:00

Performer's Tool Box

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.

DATES & TIMES:

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

LOCATION:

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

WORKSHOP FEE:

FREE!!!

REGISTRATION:



ABOUT:

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
(AUGUST 5)
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 info@watheatre.com or call Instructor Kyle Jozsa at 330.612.3090.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

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.

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Performer's Tool Box
Jul
29
12:00 PM12:00

Performer's Tool Box

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.

DATES & TIMES:

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

LOCATION:

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

WORKSHOP FEE:

FREE!!!

REGISTRATION:



ABOUT:

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
(AUGUST 5)
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 info@watheatre.com or call Instructor Kyle Jozsa at 330.612.3090.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

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.

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Let's Play! Mommy & Me
Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

Let's Play! Mommy & Me

Does your child love to play pretend!?

Children constantly use their imaginations to create something out of nothing. Their lives are ones of theatricality and experimentation, discovering their world and themselves through play.

DATE:

Friday, June 16th @ 4 PM

LOCATION:

Akron Children's Museum

COST:

$10/Family (Up to 3 people including kiddos)
$5/Each Additional Person

Preregistration is required at the museum or by calling 330.396.6103
Admission to the museum is only $5/person if wish to come before or stay after.

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Join Teaching Artist Kyle Jozsa as he – along with parents – leads children on an adventure straight out of a storybook.

Let’s Play! uses theatrical concepts (such as: movement, voice, imagination, costumes, props) to facilitate physical, social & emotional development in your young performer. Designed for children ages 2.5 - 5, the class incorporates songs, stories and activities that use imaginative play as a foundation for learning.

Each parent/gaurdian will stay with their child during the program and help them through the games and activities geared to prepare their little one for preschool and beyond.

*For more information about the instructor, please visit http://www.watheatre.com/education/

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Hot Applesauce Improv Class
May
21
5:00 PM17:00

Hot Applesauce Improv Class

Funny Noizes Production is pleased to introduce it's first professionally instructed improv class at the historic West Theater in Barberton – lead by Storyteller Kyle Jozsa.

ABOUT HOT APPLESAUCE IMPROV:

Funny Noizes Production will be bringing the finest instructors of improv from Akron, Cleveland, Canton, and other cities, to provide an in-depth, on your feet, hands-on experience in improv.

These will be ongoing one-off classes that will utilize the fundamentals of improvisation inspired by the founders of improv, such as Del Close, Keith Johnstone, Viola Spolin and others. This class will be instructed by a rotation of various teachers to introduce different styles and techniques.

This class will be a balance of fun, yet will still provide skills for any stage performer. Hot Applesauce is suitable for beginners as well as those with improv experience.

The concession stand will be open for your convenience.

REGISTRATION:

The cost of this 2 hour class is only $5 and space is limited to 15 people.

You can reserve your spot in this fun-filled event through PayPal using cdketler2@gmail.com or by calling 330-201-1499.

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Hi-Fructose Storytelling with Wandering Aesthetics
Mar
30
6:30 PM18:30

Hi-Fructose Storytelling with Wandering Aesthetics

***FREE, but registration is requested***

A picture is worth a thousand words… So just imagine the stories the work of artists like Mark Ryden and Wayne White of the Hi-Fructose collection can inspire. Hone your verbal or written storytelling skills in this workshop fueled by the artwork inside Turn the Page.

Guided by Storyteller Kyle Jozsa of Wandering Aesthetics, participants will discover the process of storytelling: from inspiration to creation. Whether quirky, fantastic or real, you’ll leave the class ready to put pen to paper and further develop your finished story or spoken word piece.

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Performer's Tool Box: DO NOT BE DISMISSED
Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

Performer's Tool Box: DO NOT BE DISMISSED

The Performer's Tool Box is back! This monthly series of one-off workshops kicks off with DO NOT BE DISMISSED: an investigation into presence and energy on stage.

DATE & TIME:

Saturday, February 25th from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

LOCATION:

Summit Artspace
Second Floor Event Space
140 E Market St.
Akron, OH 44308

WORKSHOP FEE:

$10 (or Pay-What-You-Can)

ABOUT:

The Performer's Tool Box is a monthly series of one-off workshops designed 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.

TOPIC: Do Not Be Dismissed: Presence and Energy in Performance


For more information, please email info@watheatre.com or call Instructor Kyle Jozsa at 330.612.3090.

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Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle Improv with Wandering Aesthetics
Jan
26
6:30 PM18:30

Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle Improv with Wandering Aesthetics

Lookout there’s a giant red blob attacking the museum!!!

Learn the basics of improvisation with theatre experts, Wandering Aesthetics, as they lead a series of fun, creative and interactive exercises using Jimmy Keuhnle’s Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle sculpture. Through these engaging activities, participants will open their imagination, build listening and communication skills, heighten awareness and learn about the importance of being more playful, flexible and spontaneous.

$15 for members and $20 for non-members.
Registration required at akronartmuseum.org/eventregistration.

Become a member to get discounted registration for this and other Akron Art Museum programs, and support art in your community: http://bit.ly/1OOKXmS

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Pop-Up Theater at ‪Cuyahoga Falls Better Block‬
Aug
26
to Aug 27

Pop-Up Theater at ‪Cuyahoga Falls Better Block‬

Children AND adults can enjoy activities at Wandering Aesthetics' Pop-Up Theatre at #FallsBetterBlock!

Friday @ 6:00 - 6:50 PM & 7:00 - 7:50 PM
PLAY! - A theatre games class for students ages 6 through 12.
The cost is $10/session or $15 for both sessions.
Parents may drop off their children while they enjoy the block!
(The maximum class size is 12, so first come, first served!)

Friday @ 9:30 PM (50 minutes)
Spooky Campfire Tales (For Adults)
The cost is $10/person; maximum audience size is 18.

Saturday @ 10:00 - 10:50 AM & 11:00 - 11:50 AM
PLAY! - A theatre games class for students ages 6 through 12.
The cost is $10/session or $15 for both sessions.
Parents may drop off their children while they enjoy the block!
(The maximum class size is 12, so first come, first served!)

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FUNdamentals of Storytelling
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

FUNdamentals of Storytelling

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To tell a story is to be the story, and this introduction to storytelling is your first step on the path to telling yours. In preparation for Full Circle Storytelling, Wandering Aesthetics' Education Director and Master Storyteller, Kyle Jozsa, will explore the basics of discovering and crafting your very own story.

Using real life experiences, Jozsa will guide participants through the process of building a narrative. Moving from the bare bones to muscle & blood, participants will learn basic storytelling fundamentals and use those tools to shape their own telling.

The workshop is designed for storytelling beginners, but can also offer new techniques to more experienced storytellers.

This workshop is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Please email WATheatre@gmail.com or call Jozsa at 330.612.3090 for more information.

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