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Second City Chicago

Telling Your Story

with John Cates

Take personal experience and turn it into a story worth telling. Draw from your own life to find material that is honest and relatable and learn to tell your story in a way that's compelling and entertaining. This class is appropriate for students interested in bringing authenticity and polish to storytelling, solo performance, writing, and stand-up work.

$125, 2 hours, 4 weeks

Prerequisites: Writing 1 or Improv Level A

Telling Your Story April 30-May 21

About the instructor: John Cates is a stand-up comedian and writer. Since enduring several major surgeries and chemotherapy treatment while battling cancer for the better part of 2007, John has incorporated a near-death life-changing series of nightmares into comedic performances that have been enjoyed by audiences of fellow survivors and perfectly healthy fans of disease-related humor alike. John also regularly does stand-up material about non-cancer-related life experiences whenever possible.