4 Sundays, 4/11-5/2 1-4pm Fee: $130
Contact: email@example.com • (845) 758-2241 ext. 71351. Red Hook Continuing Education, 9 Mill Road, Red Hook, NY 12571
About the workshop
Everybody has a story to tell and uncovering the stories that most uniquely define us can be one of the most rewarding and healing creative outlets. Stories build community and help us make sense of ourselves and the world we live in. In crafting and telling stories of our lived experience, we learn to explore the life events that have shaped and defined us, but telling our stories also connects us to others and reveals our shared humanity. In this storytelling workshop, you’ll learn how to give shape to your life stories and share them with others in a small group setting. We’ll introduce you to the principles of storytelling and incorporate performance techniques, sensory exploration and memory work to bring your stories to life. At the end of the workshop, you will be invited to perform your story at our story slam series, On The Fly.
Christina Thyssen is a writer, story coach, and teacher. She holds a Ph.D. in American literature and teaches writing and literature at University at Albany. She is the founder and producer of On The Fly, a monthly Moth- style story slam, and is currently at work on a memoir about raising a special needs daughter.
Caitlin Langstaff is an actor, director, producer, story coach and teacher. She holds an M.F.A. in theatre and is a member of The Actors Studio and Actors Equity. She was a professor at Suffolk University for 11 years teaching all aspects of theatre. She is co-producer of On The Fly Story Slam.
Caitlin and Christina are the founders of Hudson Valley Story Workshops, an organization that teaches storytelling to communities throughout the Hudson Valley.
See entire listing of courses in attached brochure.