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Inside Story: Creating Stage-Worthy Stories Workshop with Kent Whipple

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Tell your story. Get comfortable on stage. This workshop explores the art of oral storytelling. 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 inside 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 :
June 10th Time: 11:30 pm – 5:00 pm with a 30-minute break
Day One: Creating a Story: Storytelling Techniques
June 17th Time: 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm with a 30-minute break
Day Two: Telling a Story: Story Presentation and Coaching
Performance: Class participants are invited to tell their stories live at a performance July 8th, at 8:30 (not required)
Location: Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101
Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/2Um6WUNx8L42
Maximum Students: 14
Cost: $125
Prerequisite: None
Ages: 17+

Teacher Bio:
Kent has performed in shows throughout the PNW. He was the winner of October 2016’s The Moth StorySLAM and participated in the June 2017 The Moth GrandSLAM. He is the host of Inside Story, a storytelling show at Unexpected Productions every 2nd Sunday of the month. He' 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, 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/

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

“Kent is a positive, encouraging person and a natural teacher. He creates a warm, welcoming environment that makes everyone feel comfortable writing and sharing their personal stories.”
Haley Lindsey, Student

"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's workshop somehow managed to be both the most useful writing forum I've ever attended and the most entertaining at the same time. He's a great listener, a great communicator, and a wonderful and funny storyteller himself.”
Denny Atkins, Student

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

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!

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