10-WEEK WORKSHOPS, FALL 2018 ($500*):
ADULT WORKSHOP (AM): Ages 18+
Thursdays 9AM - Noon
Sept 13 - Nov 15, 2018
Shows: Nov 16 & 17, 2018 @ 8PM
TEEN WORKSHOP: Ages 14 - 18
Wednesdays 6 - 9PM
Sept 26 - Dec 12, 2018
Shows: Dec 14 & 15, 2018 @ 8PM
ADULT WORKSHOP (PM): Ages 18+
Tuesdays 6 - 9PM
Sept 25 - Nov 27, 2018
Shows: Nov 30 & Dec 1, 2018 @ 8PM
"Anyone who could be blessed to spend 10 weeks with the company of Kim and her supplicants will never be the same. No one leaves this class without being enhanced… People come to this class bewildered and leave with wings sprouting from their hearts.
“Ojai bristles with offers to teach acting, writing, mime, etc. They advertise, ‘our students found employment after class,’ ‘you will be able to give a noontime speech...’. For Ms. Maxwell, our success is measured by ourselves, knowing we have examined ourselves and respected our stories."
-John Dobroth, V.C Superior Court Judge (Retired), KMS Student
Every once in awhile we feel like a million bucks. Confident... prepared... relaxed... sure in the choices we’ve made…
For the most part though, most of us are just wishing we felt that way.
Unfortunately, you can’t create anything from where you wish you were. It’s not real. And it's not relatable. I mean, what kind of a movie goes like this: Everything was good, all the time, forever…? What kind of speech starts with: I’m really confident and popular and always have been…?
So then… How do you get up and perform, speak, present at your best every single time – even on those days when you feel like you just can’t? On those days when you feel like you aren’t good enough?
That’s what my class is.
My class is getting up on the stage, by yourself, as yourself, and starting with where you are. Class is three hours once a week for ten weeks of writing and delving and excavating and developing your words (the good, the bad, the wait-NO-I’m-not-ready-yet) and putting them out there even when thoughts of “not worthy” are running through your mind.
It’s sort of like emotional weight lifting.
Class is also a safe place. A place where you will meet with a group of other like-minded folks – terrified of not being enough. And you will inspire each other, hold a place for each other and put your words and hearts out into the room with each other. And you will develop skill and muscle and great stories and appreciation for it all: the good, the bad, the wait-NO-I’m-not-ready-yet.
Then, at the end of 10 weeks, you’re going to fling your crafted story out into an audience and wait for them to hand it back to you. And you won’t know what that’s going to be until it happens. And it will be magic.