Circle Up Productions (CUP), a live entertainment and performance education company focused on making the residents of Tacoma laugh, play, think, explore and smile through theater arts, circus arts, workshops and events.

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juggle jam tacoma!

Fun for everyone! Juggle Jam is a 101 circus skills workshop. Using juggling balls, scarves, clubs, ropes, hula hoops and rings. Former Cirque du Soleil Artist and Native of Tacoma,  Michelle Matlock will lead the group in a traditional "Circle up" which is a series of playful circus skill building games. Followed by a music filled break out "jam" where participants will have the opportunity to explore each skill in rotation. All skill levels welcome. Bring your family, bring your friends and bring your fun


Solo Performance workshop

This workshop is for anyone who stands alone and wants to or has to tell a story, present an idea or convey a message.

Your audience might be in a theater, a class room or a conference room.

You might be presenting to patrons, students or employees.

You can also be an actor, dancer, circus artist, musician, storyteller or anyone that wants to do something different.

You are a Solo Performer!

The only requirement is that you have an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a lesson plan, a speech, a poem, a word, a thought etc.

Michelle Matlock will lead the group through a creative process that she has used to develop her solo work for the past 20 years.

This process includes games and exercises that inspire character building, storytelling, stage presence, content creation, embracing mistakes, audience awareness, and of course just getting on your feet and starting.

It all starts with what motivates you!

Presenting and creating original work is a journey that requires a safe and open space with constructive feedback. This workshop is exactly that and much more.

Michelle will lead 1 three hour workshop per week for 9 weeks. During the 10th week each participant will present up to 10 minutes of new material at a Work In Progress Showcase free invite only (family and friends) at Black Box Theater (Pantages).

Each participant will get a digital video of their own performance, speech or presentation.

8 students required. 10 max.

The time is now!


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