Open to storytellers of all levels of experience.
Limited to 12 participants.
We plan to hold this workshop in person at the QWF office, with up to two virtual slots available for people who are unable to come to our office. If public health conditions necessitate it, this workshop may transition to a purely online model.
Have you ever sat captivated by a stranger standing on a stage recounting true events from their life? Did you get caught up in the tension of the room, waiting with everyone else to find out what would happen next? Ever wonder what it would be like to hold an audience’s breath in the palm of your hand?
You can. You already have everything you need: your body.
Join Lukas and Emma, two seasoned and engaging storytellers, for eight weeks of exploration into using your body to craft and perform your own true-life stories.
The objectives of this workshop are to:
- Equip participants to prepare and perform a five-minute true story with no notes and no props.
- Facilitate and support exploration of emotionally charged material in search of unique stories.
- Harness the inherent strength of your body – the vessel for sharing your stories.
- Examine the tenets of storytelling, including finding your narrative, conflict, and other essential elements of storycraft.
These intimate sessions will involve a mixture of group discussion, critical analysis of stories, and workshopping participants’ own stories with the goal of embodying an original five-minute story for invited guests at the final session. Stories will be workshopped in groups as well as one-on-one with facilitators and fellow workshop participants.
Each week will focus on a particular theme with a corresponding body part, with story examples to support each theme and illustrate the foundations of storytelling. By week 3, participants should have a story in mind that we will work on for the final presentation.