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Storytelling with Margot Leitman
September 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Margot Leitman returns to UP Improv to teach her storytelling class on 9/22 while out on her book tour for her 2nd book, What’s Your Story? A Workbook for the Storyteller in All of Us. (to be released 8/27/2019). Her class on the 21st sold out so we have added a class on Sunday, 9/22.
Each student should leave class with a basic concept of how to make painful, strange or even mundane experiences from their life funny. The students learn to dig inside their own lives to find humorous, relatable material, which unifies an audience making them laugh at their own experiences through the student’s performance. Instructor, Moth Grandslam winner and best-selling author of Long Story Short, the Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need and What’s Your Story? A Workbook For the Storyteller in All of Us. Leitman works with each student honing their stories to work better on stage. Students will leave class with a strong direction of how to structure a story for the stage, office, first date or wherever they choose to put it to use. Additional focus will be on getting through the fear of being judged for our honesty. In the past, many students have left saying, “I can’t believe I told a room full of strangers about that and I can’t believe they all laughed!”
Margot Leitman is an award-winning storyteller, best-selling author, speaker, and teacher originally from Matawan, New Jersey.
A leading expert in the growing field of storytelling, Leitman has written two books on the subject: the best-selling, Long Story Short- the Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need and her latest What’s Your Story? A Workbook For the Storyteller in All of Us both from Sasquatch Books. Her comedic memoir, Gawky…Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase is available from Seal Press/ Perseus Books.