UNLEASH YOUR STORY!
…let your story flow and soar…
1. GENERATION: Warm ups, Improvisation, writing prompts, discussion, group support, and guided meditation serve to open the conduit so that the writer’s “voice” can flow in a compelling, purposeful, and authentic way. Players will generate new material in each romp. They will have fun, make mistakes, and communicate.
2. TECHNIQUE: Issues of memorization and stage fright will be addressed, with exercises to work through fears and “stuckness.” Relaxed activation will be explored and honed.
3. STRUCTURE: learn to structure your tale using “The Hero’s Journey,” and do exercises to articulate your thruline and take-home message. (you can use material generated in class or a story you’ve been working on).
4. PERFORMANCE: hone your ability to communicate to your audience. If you feel like there is a “scrim” between you and them, learn to reach through it and really interact with those and share your story. Those who choose to do so may participate in a performance at the end of the ten weeks.
WHO IS THIS FOR? Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced storytellers from all walks of life. If you have been at it for awhile and want to work on one particular thing, this will be a safe space to do so. If you’ve never been on a stage, you will find yourself in front of an audience by the end of the ten weeks. If you want to write a memoir or novel and have writer’s block, this will free you. If you want to discover your writer’s voice, expand the way you tell story, or connect with deep authenticity, this safe environment will allow you to harness your unique voice and transform your ideas for the page and the stage.
People interested in solo performance, memoir, essay and self-discovery are all welcome. All styles of storytelling encouraged.
“Deana is an extraordinary writer and performer. Her talents as a performing artist are breathtaking. She is also incredibly gifted at giving feedback, and has deep wisdom and insight into what make a piece work for the stage and the page.”