Storytelling For Everyone: A Four-Week Course in Personal Narrative (May 2014)
Personal narrative has exploded over the last several years, with new shows, slams, and podcasts surfacing daily. People from all walks of life are taking the stage to share their own stories in front of packed houses across Chicago and the U.S. If you haven't participated yet, it's time to get in on the fun.
This course is open to all experience levels, and everyone from the beginner to the seasoned storyteller will benefit from this work-on-your-feet approach to discovering and developing your own unique voice.
We will cover everything from story generation and writing to the fine details of performance. Each class session will also feature a lab component where participants can workshop stories, try out tools and techniques, and receive detailed feedback.
Class will culminate in a student performance at a local venue.
Class size will be kept to 6 to insure that participants receive a lot of individual attention and stage time.
Thursday, May 8th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday, May 15th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday, May 22nd, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday, May 29th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Scott Whitehair is the host and producer of This Much Is True, and creator of Story Lab Chicago. He has told stories anywhere somebody will listen, including The Steppenwolf,Second City, The Green Mill, Chicago Public Radio, Risk! Podcast, Write Club, Here's the Story, Grown Folks Stories, Story Club, Paper Machete, 2nd Story, Essay Fiesta, and Real Talk Live, to name just a few. Scott is a MothSLAM Chicago winner and Runner-Up at The 2012 Windy City Story Slam All-City Championships, and has participated in The Printer's Row Lit Festival, Fillet of Solo Festival, Rhino Fest, Chicago Improv Festival, and The Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference. He is also the producer of The 43rd Annual Chicago's Biggest Liar Contest and Adult Education at The Acorn.
2050 W Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60618
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|