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Writing Intimacy & Violence w/ Cristina Ramos (On Zoom)

4/10/2024 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ET

Violence and intimacy can be powerful and poignant storytelling tools in the theatre, and they are often put on the page long before they're put on the stage. The words we use to describe these moments can have a profound and complex affect on how they are choreographed in a rehearsal room and experienced by an audience. Join dramaturg, playwright, and fight/intimacy director Cha Ramos as she guides us through some questions and considerations for writing specific, expansive, and collaborative stories of violence and intimacy.

Date/Time: April 10, 2024 6 - 9pm EST

Teaching Artist Bio:
Cha Ramos (she/ella) is a multidisciplinary theatre artist with a metric montón of books, swords, and altars in her NYC apartment. Cha creates work as an intimacy and fight director, dramaturg, playwright, performer, and instructor. Notable credits include: fight and intimacy direction for Dom Juan at the Fisher Center at Bard College, associate intimacy direction for COMPANY on Broadway, dramaturgy for new works by José Rivera and Leslie Ayvazian, performing with the Vixens en Garde all-female sword-fighting Shakespeare comedy troupe, teaching intimacy and stage combat in person and online, and ongoing development of her own original plays. More info at

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