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MC in the Moment-Workshop

  • Midnight Sun 113 Columbia Street Northwest Olympia, WA, 98501 United States (map)


Hosted by Lauren O'Neill (Ms. Hattie Hotpants) this workshop offers new and intermediate public speakers a chance to refine and expand their repertoire in a fun and supportive environment. 

Anyone who has seen a bad MC can tell you how they sucked, but can you describe how a GOOD MC does it? Making that illusive magic is the goal of this workshop-how to stay with your audience while staying on task within the performance. 

  • improvisation exercises and skills to increase your ability to handle anything on stage
  • experience and observation based tools that can help you "read" an audience and tailor your approach on the spot
  • intention and motivation focusing exercises to clarify and polish what you're delivering on stage at all times
  • rehearsal techniques 
  • how to put more in and get more out

Lauren will share over 8 years of Burlesque and Variety hosting, private event as well as benefit, fundraising and event hosting experience for YWCA, SideWalk, SafePlace, The Washington Center for the Performing Arts and more.  
Scholarships available, please email