Art of Storytelling

December 2013 mini-session
1:00 – 2:00
ages 10+

The oral tradition of storytelling is lost on our society.  To succeed on stage, actors have to learn how to tell a story — even if they’re using someone else’s words.  But these skills can carry over into every day life — it improves your ability to hold conversations/interactions with others, it helps with your writing, and it’ll help you keep your story straight when you’re telling a whopper to your parents about what happened to their car….

In this study group, we’ll use a variety of games, theater improvisation exercises and readings to work on our storytelling skills.

Designed for children who have:

– a willingness to try some silly stuff — full participation is required!
– the ability to participate in a dialogue and to give and take feedback
– No acting skills are required!  We will not be performing for anyone except ourselves — the point is not to put on a show, but to work on our storytelling skills.
Materials Fee =  approximately $4 per child to be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of the session