Be Brave Onstage – workshop series

Award winning playwright, performer, lighting designer and musician Charlie Petch (they/he) will be doing a series of workshops with The Theatre On King from September 5th to 8th that will consist of a Writing Workshop for spoken word with performance tips (for any speaker), a Hosting Workshop (learn banter, lights, sound, how to run a show), and a workshop to create your own solo show (how to write one, what to expect when touring, how to do a tech workshop etc). All workshops will take place from 5:30 – 7:00pm at The Theatre on King.

Reserve your spot here

contact Charlie @ for more information

Writing Workshop for Performance – September 5th 5:30-7:00pm

Charlie Petch will give an overview of how to write poetry for performance. Whether it’s for competing in slam or the beginning of a larger work for collaboration, or a team piece. Bring whatever you need to write with. Feel free to bring something you’re already working on, I’ll show you tips and tricks for creating a stage worthy poem.

Hosting Workshop – September 6th 5:30 – 7:00pm

Want to learn how to run your own show, feel at ease with banter, and deal with lighting and sound? Even if you’re not sure if you want to be a host, this workshop will help anyone who performs I will go through some elements of lighting and sound, as well as run a microphone workshop so you’ll know how to properly use a stand and handle occurences like feedback or microphone “pops” and other hosting hazards.

The Solo Show Workshop – September 7th 5:30 -7:00pm

Learn the versatility and depth of long form cabaret-style storytelling, and theatre. Petch teaches us how to transform performance poetry into mesmerizing theatre that gives both audience and performer alike the opportunity to grow. In this workshop we will create a spoken word theatre piece together. Find the play structure, what will work, what won’t.  We will discuss considerations like stage requirements, tech needs/tricks, how to travel with a show that can make money, what tech do you need to bring, what makes a spoken word theatre different from a regular
stage play and how to negotiate needs with tech people at festivals, or for production houses. 

Drop in/Follow up (by appointment only) – September 8th

This is a drop in day to follow up or re-examine any of these elements. Book a time to come in and I will be there to walk through, advise, and do some performance coaching.

Email Charlie directly at to reserve a time between 3:00-8:00pm