Ever seen someone on stage, captivating the crowd, and thought “I want to do that”? This class will show you how to create, edit, and perform your own stories. We’ll show you how to turn off your inner critic and turn up your creative juices.
Each student will move a personal story from the draft stage to a performance-ready piece of electrifying theater. In class we’ll create stories, discuss the fundamentals of live storytelling, and provide feedback on each others’ work. Outside of class you’ll be encouraged to attend storytelling shows and discover techniques you can use to enhance your own writing and performances. The class will conclude with a public show (date TBD) where students will join the storytelling community in full.
Dana Norris is the founder of Story Club, a nonfiction storytelling show held in Cleveland, Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis, and Columbus. Her work has appeared in/on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, Tampa Review, the Risk! podcast, WCPN Cleveland, and WBEZ Chicago, among many others.