Creating Stage-Worthy Personal Stories Online Workshop
May 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Learn to tell a “Moth-type” story or any story on stage, work and with friends. Get comfortable on stage. This workshop explores the art of oral storytelling including story creation, enhancement, and presentation. Learn simple practical story guidelines and step-by-step tools, to create incredible honest stories from your life experience. Kent’s personable presentation style on the creative process combined with small groups, large groups, and individual writing and improv exercises will take you through a fun process of developing a stage-worthy story over 4 weeks. Learn how to share stories that are genuine, generous, and vulnerable in a fun creative space. We use the writing tools from Natalie Goldberg’s book, Writing Down the Bones, narrative improv games, the use of sense memory and unique storytelling techniques to create a “stage-worthy” story. This workshop is perfect for novice storytellers, or a chance to add to the skillset of a seasoned performer. Come share your story.
Attendance at the first session of your class is mandatory as it sets the agenda for the entire class. If you think you will have to miss the first class, please consider registering for the next quarter.
Skills offered in class:
Successful storytelling techniques
How to identify story arc
Identify the difference of scenic detail versus narrative description
How to create story stakes
How to identify story-worthy material
How to gain audience trust
Become comfortable on stage
Objective: To create a stage-worthy to be presented on stage in front of a live audience