Classes and Workshops
 
 
In addition to touring solo shows, Amy 
offers workshops, classes and residencies, 
which can be booked together with a 
show, or as stand-alone events. Potential 
workshop topics include:

Writing For Your Own Voice
Beginning Memoir
Monologue and Storytelling Basics
Creating Original Solo Performance -- based on the "Check-in Workshop" taught by revered actor-writer-improvisor Matt Smith in Seattle, Washington (also known as "the first class to ever persuade Amy that maybe possibly she could get up onstage alone and do something"), this is a 3-6 hour series of improv, storytelling and writing exercises  designed to generate original performance material by uncovering the emotional themes, links and currents running through even the most average activities in our lives.  The workshop takes participants through storytelling techniques  and games so that by the end of the time period, they have the tools to create and perform a miniature solo piece.  This workshop is  REALLY fun, surprisingly unintimidating and low-stress, and useful for anyone in ANY artistic genre, not just stage performance.
Mining The Mundane -- The first section of the "Creating Original Solo Performance" class can be taught as a separate, shorter workshop called "Mining the Mundane: how to find story gold in your regular, everyday life".
Improvisation – long or short form, basic to advanced (Amy especially loves teaching improv that doesn't focus on being ONLY funny...though she certainly loves ComedySportz games too!)
Scene Study
Monologue Coaching
Augusto Boal 's Theatre of Liberation -- a GREAT workshop filled with Boal's  famous group improv games designed to get participants thinking about status, power, body language, verbal and non-verbal communication, listening skills, conflict, compassion, and community.  Fantastic for anyone working in educational theatre, issue-oriented theatre, social activism, grassroots organizing, political arenas, or education.  

Amy is comfortable working with adults and kids at any and all learning levels, with and without disabilities.  She strives for a fun, warm, inclusive and non-judgmental learning environment.
Interested in bringing Amy to your school,organization or theatre to teach a class?  Awesome!  
Please email:
amysalloway@mindspring.com
or call:
612-298-5772.mailto:amysalloway@mindspring.comshapeimage_6_link_0