Class Showcases

A number of our classes at Chicago Dramatists provide showcases at the end of their sessions. Those events will be listed here with more details at a later date.

True Storytelling Class Showcase (Summer 2020)

Thursday, Sep 17
7:30pm – 9:00pm Central Time

Instructor: Janna Sobel

Online: Zoom Link –

Join us on Thursday, September 17 at 7:30pm (CST) via Zoom for our True Storytelling Class Showcase! This event is free and open to the public. Donations welcome by clicking here.

Click the Zoom link above at 7:30pm CST on the day of the showcase to access the Zoom meeting. Being featured are:

Atlie Gilbert
Scottie Kersta-Wilson
Ean Kessler
George Pitsilos
Deborah Stein

Class Description

Storytelling belongs to all of us. It lives in our DNA. This 7-week online storytelling class highlights what you already know about great storytelling, and covers easy-to-master tools that enhance your natural abilities. Ideal for performers, public speakers, and professionals of all kinds, this class covers skills that you can use in general and professional communication, along with strengthening your ability to tell engaging, entertaining, motivating personal stories. Using dynamic games and exercises, participants overcome performance anxiety and gain confidence in their authentic presence. Participants also develop 3 stories over the course of the workshop and receive direct, constructive feedback. Class is fun, supportive, challenging, and transformative: a solid way to connect and play during this unusual time. On the final night of class, students will present their work in an online Live Storytelling show that lets them invite friends and family. 

Janna Sobel Bio:

Janna Sobel is a writer, performer, and long-time teacher of Storytelling, Acting, and Improvisation. In her private coaching practice, she uses storytelling and improvisation tools to help all kinds of groups create better together, and individuals to communicate better. Janna teaches Improv at The Second City Training Center, Live Storytelling at Chicago Dramatists, and Creative Leadership at The Innovation Academy at The University of Notre Dame, and for The Leadership Studio at The University of Chicago Booth School. She has taught for iO Chicago, Stage 773, Columbia College, The Young Non-Profit Professionals Network, and for companies across the USA. Janna produces and hosts the creativity-inducing game Intuitive Treasure Hunter, and the community-building event Here, Chicago. 

Interested In Taking A Story Telling Class?

Join us for our next round of True Storytelling Told Live, starting on October 5! Spots are limited: sign up today! Click this link to find out details, and to register: