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Creating Stage-Worthy Personal Stories In Person Workshop

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Unexpected Productions' Market Theater

1428 Post Alley

Pike Place Market

Seattle, WA 98101

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Learn to tell a narrative story or any story on online, on stage, work, and with friends. Get comfortable on stage.

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Share your story. Learn the power of personal narrative and the art and power of vulnerability. Starting 10/3. In this fun 6-week class, you take your life experiences and develop personal stories that are relatable, engaging, and entertaining. This workshop explores the art of oral storytelling including story creation, enhancement, and presentation. Learn simple practical story guidelines and step-by-step tools, to create incredible honest stories from your life experience. 

Kent’s personable presentation style on the creative process combined with small groups, large groups, and individual writing and improv exercises will take you through a fun process of developing a stage-worthy story over 6 weeks. Learn how to share stories that are genuine, generous, and vulnerable in a fun creative space. We use the writing tools from Natalie Goldberg's book, Writing Down the Bones, narrative improv games, the use of sense memory, and unique storytelling techniques to create a “stage-worthy” story.

This workshop is perfect for novice storytellers, or a chance to add to the skillset of a seasoned performer. Come share your story.

Attendance at the first session of your class is mandatory as it sets the agenda for the entire class. If you think you will have to miss the first class, please consider registering for the next quarter.

All students are required to be vaccinated to be in a UP class. Please have your proof of vaccination ready to show your instructor at your first class.

Skills offered in class:

Successful storytelling techniques

How to identify story arc

identify the difference of scenic detail versus narrative description

How to create story stakes

How to identify story-worthy material

How to gain audience trust

Become comfortable on stage or online

Objective: To create a stage-worthy to be presented in front of a live audience

All students are required to be vaccinated to be in a UP class. Please have your proof of vaccination ready to show your instructor at your first class.

Dates: 6 Sundays Oct. 3 - Nov. 7 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  NOTE: Attendance at the first session of your course is mandatory as it sets the agenda for the entire quarter. If you think you will have to miss the first class, please consider registering for the next time the class is offered.

Location: Market Theatre 1428 Post Alley Seattle 98101

Maximum Students: 12

Cost: $200

Prerequisite: None

Ages: 18+

Teacher Bio:

Kent Whipple has shared stories throughout the country. He has participated in many Moth StorySLAMs (and won the first Moth StorySLAM he attended) and Moth GrandSLAMs. He has been featured on the Risk! podcast three times. By audience vote, he was named Best of Bawdy Storyteller for 2019. He is a story coach for Ignite Seattle. He is the resident storytelling teacher at Unexpected Productions Improv, where he also hosts Inside Story, a storytelling show. In the Fall of 2021, he will be featured on the PBS show, Stories from the Stage, which illustrates the power of real stories told by masterful storytellers and is produced by WORLD Channel in collaboration with GBH and in partnership with Tell&Act. Throughout the PNW, he has performed at Fresh Ground Stories, the Intersections Festival, Bawdy Storytelling, Bad Date Storytelling, Over the Rainbow Storytelling and Do Tell: Humorous Storytelling.

He has mentored with Natalie Goldberg author of Writing Down the Bones, and studied with Larry Rosen: The Moth, Kevin Allison, and Brad Lawrence: Risk! Podcast, Margot Leitman, author of Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You Will Ever Need, Matthews Dicks, author of Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling, Joan Logghe – Poet Laureate of New Mexico, Ron Reid: Stand-Up Comedy, Matt Smith: Improv for Writers, and Randy Dixon: Improv for Writing.

https://www.facebook.com/Kentstoryteller/

"Such a great telling of the story and the audience reaction was amazing."Kevin Allison, Risk! Podcast, 9/18

“Kent Whipple is a treasure.”Paul Currington, Producer, Fresh Ground Stories

**Cancellation policy: If you must cancel before the first class, we offer credit only towards a future class. We are unable to offer refunds. If you cancel after the first class, we will not offer credit towards a future class. Again, we are unable to offer refunds.

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Unexpected Productions' Market Theater

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Are you missing human interactions and laughing with others? Come join our improv community and enjoy an improv class. Two hours a week just for you. To laugh, be with others and gain some new life skills. Make online time fun!

Our classes focus on team building and the concept that “If your teammate looks good, then you will look good.” In our classes, an emphasis is placed on understanding and utilizing basic scene work skills, and most importantly, having fun. Lots of laughs and lots of stage time. 

Under the guidance of our amazing faculty, you will learn to:
• Be a Better Listener
• Conquer Fears
• Spark Creativity
• Meet New People/Make New Friends
• Become a Better Problem solver
• Gain Confidence
• Fail Easier
• Say Yes More in Your Life
• Learn to Think Fast 
• Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
• Become a Better Public Speaker
• Discover More About Yourself
• HAVE A BLAST

Our celebrated education program is the most established improv school in the region.We offer 7 levels of classes with 4 quarters a year. We also offer specialty improv classes, sketch comedy, storytelling and stand-up comedy classes from renowned teachers from around the globe.

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