Live Storytelling Workshop
with Instructor Janna Sobel
Live Storytelling is a trendy new form of spoken-word performance, occurring in theaters, bars, house events and all over public radio. But it is also the oldest form of performance there is. Storytelling belongs to all of us, and it lives in our DNA. This class helps you remember how to do it brilliantly. The 8-week workshop empowers writers, stand-up comedians, leaders, public speakers - everyone! - to tell compelling, entertaining personal stories. We use the 5-10 minute format of popular live storytelling events, and give you tools to bring your truth and presence to the stage with confidence, skill, and joy.
In a dynamic, supportive environment, you will learn to:
Classes consist of playful games and exercises that are skill-building and generative, followed by inquiry and discussion. Students will also perform and receive feedback each week. Each student will craft and revise three different stories over the course of the term. Through the process of revision, students hone their work and witness the unique perspective that each teller brings to the stage. The class will culminate with a Chicago-style Live Storytelling event!
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