This workshop will have you moving, laughing, writing, and spinning stories on the spot! Join us for the most high-energy workshop we’ve hosted featuring Dr. Coya Paz!
What’s Your Story Workshop
Want to tell more engaging stories on and off the page? Whether you’re a poet or writer we all have stories we want to tell. In this workshop you will learn to create compelling stories that keep your audiences captivated. The workshop includes a mix of performance games and writing exercise to help you tell your story.
Coya Paz is a poet, director, and lip gloss connoisseur who was raised in Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil before moving permanently to the United States in 1987. Coya is the Artistic Director of Free Street Theatre, and the Lead Artist for the Poetry Performance Incubator at the Guild Complex. She is also a founding member of Proyecto Latina, and the co-founder of Teatro Luna, where she served as co-Artistic Director from 2000-2009. Coya is an Assistant Professor in The Theatre School at DePaul University, and holds a PhD in Performance Studies at Northwestern University. She is a regular commentator on race, media and pop culture for Vocalo.org (89.5) and has published several articles on Latina performance, Latina/o identities, and public violence. Read more about Coya on the Chicago Latino Writers Directory.