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Show Don't Tell
The Midnight Sun Performance Space
Olympia, WA
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Show Don't Tell
Professional storyteller Elizabeth Lord presents her highly anticipated new show. She has waited three years - wading through all of life's unexpected turns and twists that life often brings us.

Show Don't Tell (definition): A phrase/rule used by thespians working in improvisational theater and scripted theater to mean a performer should use physical movement, facial expression, dynamic vocal inflection, and gesture to communicate the emotion/character/story .  The thespian should not just stand on stage and orally describe what they are thinking and feeling, they should show it, not tell it.  Thus a common reminder from a theater director is: "show don't tell."

In this performance, storyteller Elizabeth Lord will be breaking this rule. She will be telling, not showing.

Show Don't Tell will explore what it is like to participate in community and professional theater projects.  Explore the drive behind the average theater performer, their motivations, aspirations, and why they do what they do.  

Previous shows by Elizabeth Lord include:  The Swimsuit Area, Please Write, Vegas Childhood, Personal Ad, Smoking is Cool, Cheap Rent, and Getting There.

Elizabeth Lord has been performing professionally as a storyteller since 1996. She cut her teeth telling folktales at children's storytelling events, and eventually moved on to perform for adults telling folktales and stories from her own life.

She says: " Storytelling is what we all do on a daily basis. It is how we communicate, as humans. What I do is put these stories on stage, in a hopefully smart and clever way so as to reveal our common humanity. I enjoy to revealing the humor that is inherent in all that is human and fallible."

She is the co-producer, alongside Amy Sheppard, of Olympia's premiere monthly story slam, StoryOly, . Held the third Tuesday of every month, 6-8pm, at the Rhythm and Rye, 311 Capital Way North, Downtown Olympia. More info go to www.storyoly.com.


The Midnight Sun Performance Space (View)
113 N. Columbia Street
Olympia, WA 98501
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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