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Creating Stage-Worthy Personal Stories Workshop with Kent Whipple

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Unexpected Productions

1428 Post Alley

Market Theater - Pike Place Market

Seattle, WA 98101

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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.

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.

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 :
Sundays, Nov. 3 - Nov 24 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 showcase (not required) on the night of November 24th.
Maximum Students: 14
Cost: $150
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 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! on 9/25/18. He was named the Best of Bawdy Storyteller of 2019 by the audiences of Bawdy Storytelling 2/19. He is the resident storytelling teacher at Unexpected Productions Improv, where he hosts Inside Story, a storytelling show. Throughout the PNW, he has performed at Bawdy Storytelling, Fresh Ground Stories, the Gay Uncle Time, 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, 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

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. 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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