The Second City Story Salon, lead by comedy veteran Frances Callier, is an ongoing collective of writer/performers who are developing the personal art of storytelling in a creative and supportive environment. Each week features in class writing sessions designed to help you dig deeper into your writing, explore tools and techniques to build a better story. Learn to connect to the meaning of your work, then shape your writing into “Moth” style presentations, exploring how to use your body and voice for powerful performances. Come workout or work through your writing and performance challenges. Prerequisite: Storytelling 101 and 201.
3 hours, 4 weeks ◆ $225 USD
About the instructor:
Frances Callier is one half of comedy duo Frangela with Angela V Shelton, real life best friends who met and honed their skills at Chicago's Second City Theatre. Frances co-hosted 150 episodes of their own daytime talk show: Me Time with Frangela.
Frangela is known for NBC’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. They were featured on The Oprah Show on the “Best Standups in America” episode. They are well known for their commentary on VH1’s Best Week Ever and hilarity on the big screen in the hit films He’s Just Not That Into You and Slow Learners. They are also recurring fan favorites on HULU’S Quick Draw.
Frances and Angela have starred, wrote and produced their own pilot for FOX called “Frances and Angela”. They both starred and wrote on their award winning animated show “Hey Monie” for Oxygen and BET. They have written pilots for The Disney Channel and Showtime. They have written and produced several seasons of GSN's Caroline and Friends, Mind of A Man, LifeTime's Girlfriend Intervention, VH1's Tiny Tonight.
Frances is originally from Chicago and can be heard on Fox’s animated comedies Family Guy and The Cleveland Show. Shows Frances has appeared on include HBO's Black Lady Sketch Show, Disney's Just Roll With It, CBS’s Two Broke Girls, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, and she is also a fan favorite as Hannah Montana’s bodyguard Roxie, on Disney’s Hannah Montana.
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