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Creating Stage-Worthy Personal Stories Workshop with Kent Whipple

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Thank for being a part of Unexpected Productions Improv School. See you on February 10th. Please bring a notebook, laptop or pad for writing notes and exercises in class.
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Learn to tell a "Moth-type" story or any story on stage, work and with friends. Get comfortable on stage. This intensive 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. 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.

Skills offered in class:
Successful storytelling techniques
How to identify story arc
Identify difference of scenic detail versus narrative description
How to create story stakes
How to identify story-worthy material
How to pitch a story
How to gain audience trust
Become comfortable on stage
Objective: To create a stage-worthy to be presented on stage in front of a live audience
Dates :
February 10, 17, 24 and March 3 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101 https://goo.gl/maps/2Um6WUNx8L42
Performance: Class participants are invited to tell their stories at a live performance in March 2019 (not required)
Maximum Students: 14
Cost: $150
Prerequisite: None
Ages: 17+
Teacher Bio:
Kent has performed in shows throughout the PNW. He has participated in many The Moth StorySLAMs and The Moth GrandSLAM. He was one of four storytellers chosen to represent Seattle in the Risk! Live Show and his story "Furry or Foe was featured on the Risk! Podcast on 9/25. He is also the host of Inside Story, a storytelling show at Unexpected Productions every 2nd Sunday of the month. He has performed at Fresh Ground Stories, Bawdy Storytelling, Do Tell: Humorous Storytelling, the Gay Uncle Time and many storytelling events around the PNW.

He works nationally with Yelp Inc., teaching business owners how to tell their stories. He was featured on a webinar about storytelling strategies for business on Yelp’s national blog on 3/17. He has been featured on several podcasts, including WellAttended and The Pre-Accident Podcast where he discussed the use of storytelling techniques to improve and develop business. He helps organize and facilitate weekend storytelling workshops for stand-up comedians in the PNW.

Kent is a dynamic writer/storyteller with insightful humor, an engaging presentation & warm style. He weaves events from his own life and observations into hilarious and touching stories.

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. 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

"Kent Whipple has partnered with Yelp on a number of projects including a storytelling workshop he hosted for a national audience of business leaders at Yelp HQ as well as a webinar series to teach businesses how to tell their story. It's always a pleasure collaborating with him."
Darnell Holloway, Director of Business Outreach, Yelp, Inc.

"Kent was so genuine - his love for storytelling and his love for us as learners was palpable. The clapping, the failure bows, the focus on positive feedback. It was really an inspiring way to hold the container of the class. It allowed us to try something new, to take risks, and to learn. I'm quite grateful and inspired."
Diane M. Student 6/16

"Kent was just very supportive and provided great structure and feedback during the class. Also, he obviously has a passion and experience in doing this himself, which helps a lot."
Scott E, Student 6/18

The Georgetown Studios are located right behind the Georgetown Post Office. It is easily accessible via I-5 or Highway 99 or via bus lines 124, 106, 131, and 132. There is plenty of well lit, free parking as well, right near our front door! https://goo.gl/CMCRQp

Unexpected Productions and The Market Theater are located downtown in Pike Place Market, in the heart of Seattle's Tourist District. On foot, go to the main entrance of the Pike Place Market at 1st and Pike. There, you'll find Rachel, Pike Place Market's full-size brass piggy bank, beneath the neon sign and clock, right by the famous Pike Place Fish Company. From the pig, go down the stairs and around the corner into Post Alley, where you'll find the Market Theater, along with the famous Gum Wall! https://goo.gl/maps/2Um6WUNx8L42

**Cancellation policy: If you must cancel before the first class, we offer credit only towards a future class. We are unable to offer refunds.


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