Tell Me A Story Workshop: The Performance
Monday, August 11, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
About the workshop:
This workshop is designed to dive deeper into what makes a good story for performance. Students will come to class with a story in mind, and in addition to group instruction, everyone will have the opportunity to get up in front of the class for 10 minutes of one-on-one coaching.
Note: A pre-requisite worksheet will be sent via email one week prior to the class.
Instructor: Hillary Rea
Each Tell Me A Story workshop focuses on a specific element of storytelling for performance. Take one class or take them all. August's class is all about THE PERFORMANCE.
* Your story structure is prepped, you've planned your laugh lines, you've raised the stakes, now bring all of the pieces to life on stage!
* Experiment with body language, diction, and stage presence to make you feel the most comfortable.
* Practice standing behind a microphone, in front of an audience (your classmmates) in a safe, fun, judgement-free classroom. Learn the basic mic stand mechanics from start to finish.
* Each student will create a mock performance scenario -- from the venue, type of show, your biggest obstacle, etc -- to make this practice session as close to the real performance as possible.
Location: CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320 (Conference Room)
Cost: $15 (includes registration fee)
Materials needed: Pre-workshop worksheet, a version of the story you want to tell, pencil/pen, notebook.
Cancellation policy: Class registration refunds will only be given as long as students cancel 48 hours in advance of the class start date. There are no refunds if the notice is less than 48 hours.
When & Where
Tell Me A Story
In addition to running workshops for performance and for business, Tell Me A Story is a bi-monthly show presented by Shot Tower Coffee and hosted by Hillary Rea. Within the intimate setting of a Queen Village coffee shop, storytellers and comedians reveal true, comedic stories based on a theme. An evening of secrets spilled, confessions blurted, and memories shared. Past storytellers include Kambri Crews (author of Burn Down The Ground), Dana Rossi (The Soundtrack Series), Julia Weideman (Upright Citizen’s Brigade) and Juliet Hope Wayne (Moth Grand Slam winner). TMAS has been featured on WXPN’s Live at the Kelly Writer’s House and The Arden Theatre Company’s First Fridays.