Storytelling from the Ground Up - Beginner Workshop
10:30am - 1:30pm
Every story has a beginning, middle, and end. Learn how to take those painful, strange, embarrassing or even mundane experiences and insert them into a storytelling structure. Students will be able to walk away with strategies on how to turn experiences from their own lives and produce relatable material that focuses on building the storyteller’s relationship with their audience. Mike, Nick, and Arthi will work with students as a group and individually to take their narratives to a performable place. By the end of the workshop all students will have a performable 5-7 minute story, direction on quality performance and the working knowledge to craft any experience into additional stories of their very own. This workshop series will present tips that are applicable to interviewing, stand up content generation, and public speaking.
Storytelling in Practice - Intermediate Workshop
2pm - 5pm, $30*
After combing through the past to generate storytelling material in Storytelling from the Ground Up, the intermediate class helps to sculpt a story idea into a compelling narrative. Mike, Nick, and Arthi present Storytelling in Practice, a study of the performance experience and the best strategies to engage an audience while on stage. This includes how to execute body language through posture, nonverbal elements of speaking, pacing, and the importance of scene setting. By the end of this workshop, students will be able to take a 5-7 minute story idea, and understand ways to elevate the quality of a storytelling performance. This knowledge is applicable to any form of public speaking that requires a speaker to navigate a space with a microphone. After the workshop, students have the opportunity to participate in a storytelling student performance, this includes the random draw format utilized in traditional story slams.
5:30pm - 6:30pm, Free
Workshop students are invited to perform their newly crafted stories for a free show open to the public immediately following the class.
*Price includes an online processing fee.