Free theater workshop to explore character, gender

BENNINGTON - On Saturday, April 23, from 10 am to 5 pm, young adults ages 16 to 20 are invited to participate in a free, in-person performance workshop at the Bennington Performing Arts Center, in collaboration with Bennington Free Library and Vermont Reads.
The workshop is targeted to young adults who are interested in theater, performing, improvisation, gender studies, literature or poetry. Exploration of character and gender through costumes and movement will be the focus of the workshop. Character study from the text will be developed, culminating in a free performance with excerpts from “We Contain Multitudes” by Sarah Henstra on Sunday, April 24, at 4 pm. Performance is not mandatory for participants of the workshop.
Theater artists HK Goldstein, a nonbinary performer and intuitive practitioner; and Jennifer Jasper, a performer specializing in improvisation and the executive director of BPAC, will lead the workshop.
To register go to Then head over to Bennington Free Library and pick up a copy of “We Contain Multitudes” and read it by the day of the workshop. Then come to BPAC at 331 Main Street on Saturday, April 23 ready to create.
Proof of vaccination is required for workshop participants. Masks must be worn while in the building. Call BPAC at (802) 447-0564 or email with any questions. Stop by Bennington Free Library at 101 Silver Street or visit to learn about all of the Vermont Reads programming.

The Deerfield Valley News

797 VT Route 100 North
Wilmington, VT 05363

Phone: 802-464-3388
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