Storytelling 201 ONLINE Thursdays 6-9pm PT/9pm-12am ET

Storytelling 201: Storytelling 201

Prerequisites Completion of Storytelling 101
Scheduled ONLINE Thursdays 6-9pm PT/9pm-12am ET
Start Date Oct 7, 2021, 6:00pm
Price $325
Class Size 10 students
Sessions 6 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Nov 18, 2021, 6:00pm

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.

GRAD SHOW: Thursday, November 18 - 6pm PT/9pm ET
~UCB Training Center YouTube

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Margot Leitman, teacher

Margot Leitman MARGOT LEITMAN is the author of the best-selling book Long Story Short: the Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need, What’s Your Story? & Gawky: Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase.

She has written for DreamWorks TV, the Hallmark Channel, and the Pixl Network and worked for "This American Life" as the West Coast story scout.

She is the founder of the storytelling program at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre and is a five-time winner of the Moth Storyslam and a winner of the Moth Grandslam, receiving the first ever score of a perfect 10. She travels all over the world teaching people to tell their stories.

She can be seen regularly on the UCB stage in Asssscat, and various other shows as a guest storyteller.

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