Strong storytelling skills are crucial to all forms of educating, inspiring, leading, and entertaining. Storytelling: Performing Your Story empowers you to bring your truth and presence to the stage with comfort and ease. In the same supportive environment cultivated in Second City’s improv classes, the skills of live, page-free storytelling are strengthened. Rather than through lecture, discoveries are made by playing exploratory games and exercises, followed by discussions. Your skills as a storyteller will grow from detail-oriented one-on-one feedback as well.
You will learn how to tell a powerful and compelling story using solid story-structure, sensory detail, honest emotion, genuine and dynamic presence, humor, generosity and character work.
You will develop three different stories to be told (not read). Assignments are based on in-class prompts, and receive helpful teacher feedback and test-audience feedback. Some homework time is required between classes for crafting and revision.
Storytelling: Performing Your Story meets once a week for three hours over an eight week term. An optional student showcase follows at the end of the term.
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