FEBRUARY 15, 2020
Speaker: Tessa McFionn
Let’s Get Physical: How to Effectively Read Body Language to Create Realistic Character Interactions
Approximately 90% of all communications is nonverbal. So how do we as writers nail down that massive percentage with words alone?
- Does everyone arch their eyebrow?
- Are arms folded across the chest only in boredom?
- And what about fights or other altercations?
In this workshop, you will learn about the basics of reading body language and go deeper into describing emotions based on physical movements and facial expressions. Be sure to bring a pencil and your thinking cap, as well as a willingness to get up and do a little moving about.
Location:Best Western Seven Seas
411 Hotel Circle South
San Diego 92108
Tessa McFionn is a very native Californian and has called Southern California home for most of her life, growing up in San Diego and attending college in Northern California and Orange County, only to return to America’s Finest City to work as a teacher. Insatiably curious and imaginative, she loves to learn and discover, making her wicked knowledge of trivial facts an unwelcomed guest at many Trivial Pursuit boards.
She also feeds her artistic soul through her passions for theatre, dance and music. A dancer since age four, she has studied theatre and dance in college, dancing with college repertory companies as well as local companies and has performed Off-Broadway in a tap dance show. After stepping off the stage, she took up directing and choreographing, working on projects such as Peter Pan, Footloose, Grease, Into the Woods, Urinetown, Chicago, Bye Bye Birdie, The King and I, Kiss Me Kate and South Pacific to name a few. She has also created dance works in ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, tap, hip-hop and Irish step dance.
When not in rehearsal, she enjoys trips to The Happiest Place on Earth with friends and family and her newly discovered love of hiking with her husband.