The ‘Die Vampire, Die’ Workshop

The ‘Die Vampire, Die’ Workshop

With "Vampire Slayer and Diva of Joy"
[title of show]’s Susan Blackwell

Saturday, February 6, from 10 am - 2 pm

The Roberts Studio Theatre in the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End.

Based on the song "Die Vampire, Die!" from the original Broadway musical [title of show] , a vampire is defined as "any person, thought or feeling that stands between you and your creative self expression." This workshop, led by [title of show] star Susan Blackwell, invites participants to identify and nurture the seedlings of ideas through the writing process and into performance.

Photo: Susan Blackwell in a scene from [title of show]. Photo by Carol Rosegg.


Photo: Peter James Zielinski

Learn More

To hear the song "Die Vampire, Die"

Themes of this workshop include:

  • Establishing a creative safe space
  • Contributing to a collaborative process
  • Identifying and taking creative risks
  • Tapping into artistic freedom
  • Developing clear self-expression
  • Creative Writing
  • Performance

Target participant:

  • Creative challenge-seekers looking for a fun, safe environment to try something new.
  • Groups looking to foster a safe collaboration.
  • Individuals seeking satisfaction through self-expression and confidence in communication.
  • Performers who want to write their own material.
  • Writers who want to perform their own material.
  • Those who seek to be bad-@$$ vampire slayers.

What do people have to say about it?

  • "The workshop rocked epicly." –Brianna, 16
  • "One of the most amazing experiences of my life!" –Sarah, 15
  • "I walked into the studio as one person and came out another." –Nick, 24
  • "Your workshop pulls all of our crazy dreams into reach and makes them accessible, one word at a time." –Dee, 24
  • "I'm still on Cloud 9!" –Ken, 52

Photo: Deborah Lopez

About Susan

Susan Blackwell played herself in the Broadway musical [title of show]. Susan has written and performed original material for many projects, including [title of show], the [title of show] show, The 2008 NYC Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Spectacular at Carnegie Hall (guest artist), The 53rd Annual Drama Desk Awards, 2008 Gypsy of the Year, The Actors Fund 125th Anniversary Gala, The Pink Campaign on Broadway, and the Avant Garde-A-Rama series at PS122. Off-Broadway credits include [title of show] at the Vineyard Theatre, Speech and Debate at The Roundabout Theatre, Anon at The Atlantic Theatre Company, Working Title and Vilna's Got a Golem at the American Jewish Theatre, as well as playing Peter Patrone in The Heidi Chronicles. Television appearances include 'The Sopranos', 'Third Watch', 'All My Children' and various 'Law & Orders'. Films include P.S.: I Love You, Margot at the Wedding, Bun Bun, Changing Lanes, and Night Int. Trailer for the feature film Ten Minutes Older. With collaborator Hunter Bell, Susan is currently developing a new project entitled And Now This Is Happening. Susan is an avid teacher specializing in creative writing, performance and vampire slaying. www.susanblackwell.com

SpeakEasy Press Contact:

Jim Torres
Director of Marketing,
Press and Public Relations

Phone: 617-482-3279
Cell: 617-529-1670
Fax: 617-482-3280

Email: use our Contact Us form

Basic Show Information

The ‘Die Vampire, Die’ Workshop
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Book by Hunter Bell
Directed by Paul Daigneault
Jan. 15 - Feb. 13, 2010


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  • Press Release (coming soon)

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Broadway’s Susan Blackwell will be in Boston Saturday, February 6 to teach her "Die Vampire, Die" workshop, sponsored by SpeakEasy Stage. The event will take place from 10am-2pm, at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End. Workshop fee: $100 For more info: 617-482-3279. Photo: Carol Rosegg Broadway’s Susan Blackwell (seen here front, center in a scene from the New York production of [title of show]) will be in Boston Saturday, February 6 to teach her "Die Vampire, Die" workshop, sponsored by SpeakEasy Stage. The event will take place from 10am-2pm, at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End. Workshop fee: $100 For more info: 617-482-3279. Photo: Carol Rosegg
Broadway’s Susan Blackwell will be in Boston Saturday, February 6 to teach her "Die Vampire, Die" workshop, sponsored by SpeakEasy Stage. The event will take place from 10am-2pm, at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End. Workshop fee: $100 For more info: 617-482-3279. Photo: Peter James Zielinski Broadway’s Susan Blackwell will be in Boston Saturday, February 6 to teach her "Die Vampire, Die" workshop, sponsored by SpeakEasy Stage. The event will take place from 10am-2pm, at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End. Workshop fee: $100 For more info: 617-482-3279. Photo: Peter James Zielinski
Broadway’s Susan Blackwell will be in Boston Saturday, February 6 to teach her "Die Vampire, Die" workshop, sponsored by SpeakEasy Stage. The event will take place from 10am-2pm, at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End. Workshop fee: $100 For more info: 617-482-3279. Photo: Deborah Lopez Broadway’s Susan Blackwell will be in Boston Saturday, February 6 to teach her "Die Vampire, Die" workshop, sponsored by SpeakEasy Stage. The event will take place from 10am-2pm, at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End. Workshop fee: $100 For more info: 617-482-3279. Photo: Peter James Zielinski
Broadway’s Susan Blackwell will be in Boston Saturday, February 6 to teach her "Die Vampire, Die" workshop, sponsored by SpeakEasy Stage. The event will take place from 10am-2pm, at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End. Workshop fee: $100 For more info: 617-482-3279. Photo: Peter James Zielinski

Photo: Peter James Zielinski

Register

The ‘Die Vampire, Die’ Workshop
With “Vampire Slayer and Diva of Joy"
[title of show]’s Susan Blackwell
Saturday, February 6th, 10am-2pm
The Roberts Studio Theater at the BCA
527 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End
Cost: $100

To reserve your spot: Download the Workshop Application

Return the completed application and $100 workshop fee by Wednesday, February 3rd. Payment MUST be included with this application to secure a spot in the workshop. Mail applications to: SpeakEasy Stage Company, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116. You may also send your application by fax (617-482-3280) or by email (jimtorres@speakeasystage.com).

Workshop is limited to first 30 applicants. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older to attend the workshop. Please bring yourself, a positive attitude, a lined notebook and a pen.

Questions? Call Jim Torres, Director of Marketing, Press, and Public Relations, at 617-482-3279, or email jimtorres@speakesystage.com.