Saturday, February 09, 2019

beginning in two weeks: Unified Scene Theater's next Storytelling For Performance Class

From: Shawn Westfall
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 3:36 PM
Registration Now Open For The Next Storytelling For Performance Class at The Unified Scene Theater, Beginning Saturday, February 23rd! 

Storytelling has been around since the beginning of time as a way for us to relate to each other and give meaning to our experiences. However, in more recent years, oral storytelling has grown as a performance art, allowing us to perfect the art of telling, and shape our stories into compelling narratives that educate, entertain, inspire and often transform perception. If you’ve listened to "The Moth" or to "This American Life," you’d heard gifted storytellers telling true-to-life stories in compelling, entertaining ways. 

In The Unified Scene Theater's next Storytelling for Performance class, held on Saturdays, 11 a.m to 1 p.m., February 23rd through March 16th (four weeks of instruction with a graduation show on Monday, March 18th) you’ll learn that telling a story is not only easy to do, but a rewarding performative experiences for both teller and audience. In this class you’ll discover strategies for 
  • Identifying the stories in our lives that make for great content. Everyone has stories to tell and you will shut down the inner censor that might be telling you the opposite.
  • Learning the narrative structure of a story, and how to apply these critical elements to yours
  • Practicing with peers to help shape each other’s pieces week-over-week.
  • Gaining feedback, critical to getting better
  • Shaping your story for an audience.
  • Working with coaches who help guide your piece into an 8-10 minute performance piece.
  • Performing on stage in a graduation showcase and having the opportunity to invite friends and family to see you perform
Team-taught by The Unified Scene Theater co-founders Kathy Baird Westfall and Shawn Westfall. More info here. Register here! 

Shawn Westfall
Artistic Director
The Unified Scene Theater

Jan-Feb 2019 Classes Currently Registering!

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