OPENING NIGHT karaoke
at HIGH NOTE CAFE BOISE (225 N 5th St, Boise, ID 83702)
(Friday, Sept. 6 at 10:30pm)
Come join us to hear some of our Campfire artists and local performers show off their musical stylings!
closing night party
at THE MODE LOUNGE (800 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702)
(sunday, Sept. 8 at 10:30pm)
Celebrate the festival with a drink with us at The Mode Lounge!
(saturday, Sept. 7 at 12pm)
Join Campfire for lunch on the patio! There will be Pie Hole pizza to be eaten and live music to be heard!
Featuring a live performance by college level
TOOTH AND TESTIMONY
a one-person show presented by NOEL NELSON
(sunday, Sept. 8 at 12:15pm)
TOOTH & TESTIMONY is a coming of age story about growing up as a member of the Mormon church and how after losing their faith, they have to learn to accept loss as a part of growth.
NOEL NELSON is a houseplant that dares to brave the world when there is a warm cup of tea and art involved. Noel’s roots are in performance and they recently graduated from Boise State University with a degree in Theatre Arts. Noel is a budding poet but with each opportunity to share and hear poetry, they blossom.
conquering story monologues
Led by Gaby Rodriguez
In this workshop we will be breaking down story monologues and finding ways to activate them by incorporating props, text, physical storytelling, and character work. Participants are welcomed, but not required, to bring their own story monologues that they would like to work on.
KEEPERS OF HISTORY: ORAL HISTORY DRAMATIZED
Led by Sam Hamashima
This workshop will give writers a chance to bring their own family stories into a dramatic manifest. As they combine their own beliefs and experiences with that of history, a new commentary on their narrative unfolds. Participants should come prepared with a family story and/or experience that fits into a larger American context, and something to write with!
FAST AND FURIOUS MAKING
Led by Tracy Sunderland
This high-octane workshop explores a few building blocks of physical devising that will have you generating original material in under an hour. The focus is on movement, so dress like you’re going to sprint a 5K even if you’ve never run further than the bathroom. Bring water and a ready-to-crush-it mindset.
BREATH, VOICE & WORDS
Led by Kelly Barker
This all levels workshop focuses on freeing the actor’s voice through breath and exploring poetic text with movement. Start your morning out right with relaxing breathing exercises and an interactive onomatopoeia activity. Wear clothing you can easily stretch in, and be prepared to remove shoes!
the comfort play
Led by Hayden Pedersen
The Comfort Play is a three-act vulnerability/empathy exercise with goals rooted in reading nonverbal cues and connecting with a scene partner. This exercise is an excellent tool for any artists arsenal.
the POWER OF SILENCE IN THEATRE
Led by Andrew Rosendorf
In this workshop, we will examine all the tools a playwright has that isn’t dialogue - everything from utilizing stage directions to enhance how your play is told to how objects can live and breathe in your work. This is a workshop for any level playwright. Please bring whatever you need to do a little bit of writing.
MENTOR ARTISTS PLAYWRIGHTS PROJECT panel
Led by The Kessler Keener Foundation
The Kessler Keener Foundation has been working together in the Boise Valley since 2010 and have presented the MAPP workshops for the past four years, leading students in working alongside a mentor create one act, two character plays written in metaphor. The plays are then read by professional actors in front of audiences. This workshop will present some of the plays written by their students and talk about the process they go through. If you are interested in getting involved with MAPP, this is the workshop for you!
KAPA HAKA: A POLYNESIAN DANCE
Led by Jz Marrero
A movement and vocal heavy introduction to the Ka Mate Haka and it's importance to the Māori people. This workshop will involve movement and long periods of standing.
move & speak your story
Led by Ashley Hollingshead
In this workshop, we will explore methods for the generation of movement and text together. It will be sweaty! Wear movement clothes and bring some water. It is not necessary to prepare text beforehand.
BEING LGBTQ+ IN THE ARTS PANEL
Led by Noel Nelson
Join us for a conversation about the LGBTQ+ in the arts experience, led by Noel Nelson with members of the community. Let's talk about queer art!
THE LATINX ARTIST
Led by Jz Marrero
Join a conversation led by Jz Marrero with a few of our Campfire artists from the Latinx Community and discuss the experience of being Latinx in the arts. All are welcome!
FINDING YOUR LEADERSHIP VOICE & VISION
Led by Buffie Main
Deciding to be an artist is easy. Figuring out how to market yourself as an artist & articulate what you do best is hard, particularly when all you want to do is work! This workshop is for theater makers, actors, and creative leaders who want to be able to quickly tell their artistic story.
Led by Chad Ethan Shohet
Puppetry is the act of bringing something inanimate to life in a way that makes an audience believe it breathes, sees, reacts, and lives. In this workshop, participants will be guided through the basics of puppetry and focus on breath, weight, and focus through explorations. Participants should wear clothes to move in. All participants will be required to play!