Storytelling 201 Mon-Thurs 11am-2pm

Storytelling 201: Storytelling 201

Prerequisites Completion of Storytelling 101
Scheduled Mon-Thurs 11am-2pm
Start Date Feb 3, 2020, 11:00am
Price $350 + Fees
Class Size 10 students
Sessions 6 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Feb 16, 2020, 4:00pm

Learn how to take your true-life material to the next level. You will
finish this class able to develop your own voice further in order to
move on to complete (or start) that one  person show, stand up act,
storytelling act, or memoir. Each student will leave class with a few
completed stories as told in "their voice," yet relateable to any
audience.   Students will be given topics to write about weekly,
challenging themselves to tap even deeper into their own lives to find
true, humorous, universal material.

Students should leave class with the skills needed to dig into their
lives for a story on virtually any topic. This is useful for
auditioning, public speaking, memoir writing, live performing, stand up
comedy, one-person shows and basic entertaining. A lot of the in class
work will focus on simultaneously becoming both a stronger solo
performer and writer. Topics covered in class include: Character,
emotion, finding the full circle, performance, polishing, the
unexpected, and flaws. Expect to let your guard down completely to
uncover the hilarity that lies within out true lives.

This class is equally a writing AND performance class.

Please note 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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