Part of the WAKE UP YOUR WEIRD! mission is to impact local communities where performances are scheduled by participating in outreach projects and making workshops available to schools, recreation facilities, social services, senior centers, hospitals, and populations with special needs.
Designed to help young people access their thoughts, feelings, and imaginations, and then channel their ideas into artwork, writing, puppets, and more. These workshops can also be tailored to meet the needs of a specific population or theme of the event.
These classes in character development are available for adult students upon request. Leslie will talk about ways of finding your own voice both physically and in terms of writing style. Students will create unique material, explore methods of incorporating music in a piece, and discover new layers while adding depth to existing characters. Leslie will also share some of her puppet work and ways to use various art forms that take a simple idea and expand it into a fully realized piece or show concept.
The creative team that travels with the show is made up of talented individuals with skills in performing, directing, puppetry, improvisation, podcasts, film and video techniques, music, auditioning, writing, and more. Upon request and availability, these talented professionals will also be available for workshops.
Outreach: Leslie and Lolly will make themselves as available as possible during the run of their show to make appearances at community events and visit outreach facilities.
Fundraisers: Leslie will make herself available for performances at local charity events and fundraisers during the run of her show (schedule permitting). Dedication of one show for charity must be set up ahead of time and in conjunction with the producing theater.
Sunday Special: Leslie and Lolly will put together and host a show made up of the children and adults from their workshops and feature local talent for a one-of-a-kind event to raise money for a local charity. This must be in conjunction with the theater, outreach facility, or community service and must be set up prior to Leslie’s appearance and only if the show has a run of two weeks or more. The event will become part of the Wake Up Your Weird! podcast. Details upon request.