Learn to Tell Your StoryPerform them live, without notes, in front of an audience.
This course will teach you the art of first-person, oral storytelling.
5 sessions include 4 group sessions plus a 5th one-on-one session. No prior experience required. Class limited to 15. 18 years & older.
Oral storytelling has become a contemporary art form, where storytellers craft true, first-person, contemporary stories and perform them live, without notes, in front of an audience. This course will teach you the art of first-person, oral storytelling. We will cover the basics of what makes a great story, you will mine your life for authentic material, and we will develop your stories into short “performance pieces” to be shared with an audience. You will receive coaching on delivery and performance of the story, including how the audience or recipient shapes the storytelling experience.
5 Sessions: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 and 10/14, plus a 1-on-1 session rehearsal/coaching session week of 10/14. Students will have an opportunity to perform their stories at a class performance on 10/21
11:00am – 1:00pm
Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Road Ossining, NY 10562
Questions? Call +1 (914) 944-4278
About the Instructor
Ivy Eisenberg is an award-winning comedian, storyteller and humor writer, who performs throughout the tri-state area. She co-produces a monthly storytelling/pie-bake-off series called Pros(e) of Pie (www.proseofpie.com) together with Zak Shusterman in various Westchester locations and Fairfield County, CT. For two summers, Ivy taught a storytelling course at the Chautauqua Institution, together with co-producer Zak Shusterman to rave reviews. Ivy has also taught storytelling at the Creative Problem Solving Institute, Bet Am Shalom Synagogue, Historic Hudson Valley, the Harrison, NY Library system and Harrison Public Schools. Ivy does private one-on-one story coaching. Ivy has a BA and MA in English, with concentrations in Education, Writing and Editing. By day, Ivy is an innovation, customer research and product management consultant (www.ourideaworks.com), providing workshops, research services, and business analysis to corporations and startups.