Storytelling Mon-Fri 11am-2pm

Storytelling: Storytelling

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Scheduled Mon-Fri 11am-2pm
Start Date Jun 10, 2019, 11:00am
Price $475
Class Size 10 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Jun 23, 2019, 1:30pm
Learn how to use your untapped humanity and embarrassing moments in a way that can reach a wide audience. You will finish this class able to fill in the blank, "----------- is the story of my life."

Each student leaves class with a six-ten minute showcase-able set of autobiographical material. The first half of the class is filled with fun exercises to derive all the life experience that already lies within you. From that hilarious material, you will find your final piece. The second four weeks of the class focuses on polishing and perfecting your story, which will stand alone in the class show, but can also be a part of a bigger solo work.

Learn to dig inside your own life to find humorous, relate-able, material, which unifies an audience by making them laugh at their own experiences through your brave performance. Additional focus is on getting through the fear of being judged for our honesty, and true life experiences. In the past, many students have gone on to produce autobiographical one person shows, win at the Moth Storyslams, perform on the storytelling circuit, or complete their memoir.

All tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee. 

Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #234

Margot Leitman, teacher

Margot Leitman Margot Leitman is a comedian, writer, and award-winning storyteller from Matawan, NJ. She is a five time winner of "The Moth" storyslams, and the winner of "The Moth Grandslam," in NYC.

Her first book, "Gawky...Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase," was an Amazon best-seller and was featured on LA Magazine's Reading List. Her second book, "Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need" will be released October 2015 from Sasquatch Books (distributed by Random House).

She has written for NBC, the Hallmark Channel and the PiXL Network, has appeared in over a dozen commercials and has appeared on Comedy Central, Mtv, VH1, NBC, ABC and more.

She can be seen regularly on the UCB stage in Asssscat, hosting "Origin Story," and co-hosting the long running "Stripped Stories."

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