DIY (with me) The Gig Clinic
Help for PerfORming Artists To Get Out there, Get More Gigs and Generate support for What you Love To Do
For dancers, poets, musicians, comedians, writers, solo performers, & other independents
$30 each for double session
$40 for single session
RSVP to register for class: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, July 19th 2-6 pm
Saturday, July 26th 2-6 pm
Veteran touring performer Heather Woodbury (that’s me) offers performing artists of all stripes practical instruction and advice and facilitates co-mentoring and partnering sessions with fellow artists.
The truth is, no man or woman is an island. Learn how to apply your creative ingenuity to the nuts and bolts involved in your artistic blueprint and to accelerate this process via partnerships.
You’ll receive hands-on help with planning and focus, brainstorming, writing proposals, promotions and the footwork and follow-up necessary to nail down dates at venues.
Whether you want to perform in bars or bookstores, nightclubs or colleges, dance at a theatre or sing in a festival, I am a seasoned touring performance artist, self-booked across U.S. and Europe for 20 years at all the venues named above, and I can help you, soup to nuts, get wherever you see your act/work being heartily received: locally, regionally, internationally.
In recent years, I’ve discovered a variety of co-mentoring and partnering methods that relieve pressure, increase conviviality and achieve goals. Come to the clinic!
Your guide: I’m a playwright and performer known for solo and ensemble play cycles that combine the pulse of performance art with a novel’s scope. In 1980’s New York I founded seminal downtown performance space Café Bustelo where we booked a wide range of bands, performance artists, poets, dancers and stand-ups: from 24-7 Spies to John Leguizamo to Maggie Estep.
In the 1990’s my 100-character solo play, What Ever started in the back of a bar and went on to tour extensively, from Chicago’s Steppenwolf to London’s Meltdown Festival. Published as a novel by Farrar, Straus &Giroux, it was also broadcast as radio play hosted by Ira Glass. My play Tale of 2Cities: An American Joyride, published by SemioText (e), premiered at UCLA LIVE & won an OBIE in NY for ensemble performance.
My current 12-episode extravaganza, As the Globe Warms, previewed at REDCAT NOW Festival, was named a Best Play of 2012 by the Austin Chronicle and is coming out shortly as an audio novella. Awards I’ve received include: the Spalding Gray Award, N.E.A. for Playwriting and L.A’s Performing Artist Fellowship (COLA).