When developing rich, well rounded characters, what questions should you be asking yourself about them? In this hour-long talk and workshop, friend of Chicago Screenwriters Network and founder of the LA Writers Center Che’Rae Adams will provide proven, thought provoking exercises that will help you in this process. From objective and super-objective, to accessibility and likability, we’ll examine characters and give you the tools to make them three-dimensional. Come with a project in mind, and be ready to flex those writing muscles.
ABOUT CHE’RAE ADAMS
Che’Rae Adams founded the LA Writers Center in 2006, to develop work by local writers. In 2007, LAWC partnered The Syzygy Theatre Group to produce a reading series which develops new work. She has been a Development Executive for Playhouse Pictures studios, Co-Artistic Director of the Road Theatre Company, and The Managing Director for the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival. After receiving her BA from California State University, Northridge she assisting the Staff Producer at The Mark Taper Forum where she worked on the writing workshop of the Pulitzer Prize winning “Angels in America, Part II: Perestroika” and coordinated the 1991 Taper Lab Series and Mentor Playwright’s series among other things.
Che’Rae has directed the West Coast premiere productions of several new plays including “Chesapeake”, by Lee Blessing for Venice Theatre Works; “Freak of Nature” by Ken Hanes at The Road Theatre Company; “Back Bar’ by Steve Simon and “Jose Gregorio” by Patricia Cardosa, both at the Lee Strasberg Theatre; “Fixing Frank” by Ken Hanes at the Celebration Theatre; “Pandora’s Trunk” at LATC starring Kim Fields and at the National Black Theatre Festival starring Tanya Pinkins; “From Bonkers to Botox”, at the Stella Adler Theatre & Aspen Comedy Festival; “Nothing to See Here” at the Comedy Central Space staring “Reno 911” actor Carlos Alazraqui; “Tender” for The Syzygy Theatre Company; “Walkin’ Thru The Fire “at the Hayworth Theatre; and “Ser” at the Disney Red Cat’s New Original Works Festival and The Company of Angeles Theatre. She has also directed for Cincinnati Opera Outreach, Disney/ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, and Highways Performance Space.
Che’Rae has taught acting and writing workshops at various institutions such as The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, The University of Cincinnati, California State University, Fullerton, UCLA Extension, and The Pasadena Playhouse. She has an MFA in directing from CCM.
ADMISSION (RSVP available up till 30 minutes prior to the start of the event)
- FREE for annual CSN Members
- Pay-What-You-Can Donation for Guests
SCREEN TIME is a bi-monthly(ish), online hour-long series presented by the Chicago Screenwriters Network that features guests from all across the screenwriting and filmmaking industry. Join us from anywhere in the world for presentations, discussions, and interviews with industry professionals.
HOW DO I JOIN THE EVENT?
Guests will receive an invitation email with a URL link to the virtual event space. The link will go live roughly 5-10 minutes before the start of the talk. You can use Zoom on your phone or tablet (download via Apple or Android store), or your computer via Zoom.us. You do not have to activate your webcam or microphone to RSVP. Please note – Everyone uses different devices, different platforms and different providers. While we can’t diagnose your technical difficulties, we can offer some a pair of links [here and here] of helpful tips when using Zoom.