How Actors Use Physical Action on Stage, and How Writers Can Steal Their Techniques

with Ginny Myers Sain

Saturday September 23, 2023 1:00pm US Central time • 2 hour webinar

One-time Zoom webinar

Perfect for
Fiction writers of any genre

Live attendance is not required: enrollees can watch the recording at any time after the workshop!

In this workshop, Ginny Myers Sain draws on her more than 20 years of experience as a director and acting coach to teach you how theatre professionals use physical action on stage to heighten tension, underscore important moments, deepen characterization, reveal relationships, and ground scenes in reality. Then you’ll explore methods for applying those same stage techniques to your writing, to make your characters more real, physical, and believable.

What you’ll learn

After completing this webinar you’ll…

  • Learn how to effectively use props in scenes.

  • Understand the different types of physical action .

  • Learn how your character’s physical actions, even in the smallest scenes, say just as much as their dialogue does.

  • Discover how to treat physical action as theatrical underscoring in important moments.

Zoom schedule

Everyone enrolled in this webinar will receive a copy of the recording afterwards, so you can review it later in case you missed it.

  • Saturday September 23, 2023 1:00pm US Central time — 2 hours

How this workshop works

This workshop is a live Zoom webinar. Sign in from anywhere in the world and participate live as the instructor conducts the workshop, with time for Q&A at the end.

About Ginny Myers Sain

Ginny Myers Sain

Author of young adult thrillers Dark and Shallow Lies (2021), Secrets So Deep, and One Last Breath (2024), all from Penguin Teen, as well as When the Bones Sing, coming in 2025.

Dark and Shallow Lies is a New York Times Bestseller. It was also an Amazon Editor’s Pick and a Barnes & Noble “Pick of the Month” as well as being chosen as a 2022 Crystal Kite winner by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Both Dark and Shallow Lies and Secrets So Deep have been published in eight countries and counting.

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Saturday September 23, 2023 1:00pm US Central time
2 hour webinar

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