Storytelling for Everyone
Cost: Early Bird 350 RMB
At the door (based on availability) 450 RMB
Date: Sunday, September 28, 13:30-16:30 PM
Payment Details: contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone has a story to tell. Most people have many stories to tell. Whether for performance, presentation, persuasion or for just entertaining your peers, learning how to tell your story and how to tell it well is truly empowering. In this fun, interactive workshop we will help you develop your unique voice, find your story, craft it, and tell it well.
Participants will be introduced to the basics of story structure, will mine their memories for long-dormant stories and will learn simple ways for telling authentic tales to a range of audiences. Participants need not prepare a story in advance but if they have one, they are welcome to bring it. Ideally, it should be no longer than six minutes. Those with no experience, a little bit, or lots of it are equally welcome. Please bring a pen and paper.
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http://www.eventbrite.com/o/jeanne-lambin-6127795393?s=22478139 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Check the workshop descriptions and Jeanne and Scott’s biographies below.
Jeanne Lambin is a storyteller,improviser, acclaimed presenter and award winning educator. In April, sheestablished Lamb Ink a small, Hong Kong based company which teaches individuals and organizations improvisation and storytelling. A native of Chicago, Ms. Lambin studied at iO with the legendary Del Close. She is proud to consider the improv capital of the world home. She has performed, presented and conducted workshops in the US, Europe and Asia. Ms. Lambin’s workshops have been described as “amazing,” “powerful,” and “great fun.” Her work has been featured in the Hong Kong’s Top Notch Storytelling Festival, Liar’s League HongKong, Literary Death Match, the Art’s House World Voices Presents and the NewYork Times. She is a co-organizer of Hong Kong Storytellers and is also a founding member of the Elgin Street Players, also based in Hong Kong. Ms. Lambin performs as part of Hong Kong’s People’s Liberation Improv and is proud to be an honorary member of the Shanghai-based improv team, ZMACK.
She has also worked as a location scout,tour guide, archaeologist, curator, tarot-card reader, busker and college professor. When not working, she enjoys travel, reading, kayaking and running, not necessarily in that order or at the same time.
Scott Whitehair is a one of Chicago’s most in-demand storytellers. He has been featured at dozens of venues,including the historic Green Mill jazz club, Second City, the Steppenwolf Theater, the Woodstock Opera House, IO Theater, New York’s Webster Hall,Victory Gardens Theater, and the Park West, to name just a few. Scott has also appeared on NPR, Chicago Public Radio, WGN Radio, FOX’s Good Day Chicago,WNIT PBS, and on The Risk! Podcast.
Scott is a frequently featured performer at nearly every storytelling event in the city, including, but not limited to: Write Club, Here’s The Story, Grown Folks Stories, Story Club, That’s All She Wrote, Second Story, Essay Fiesta, Stoop Style Stories, and The Blackout Diaries. He is a multiple Moth SLAM Chicago winner and has competed in two Moth Grand Slam events. Scott was runner-up at The 2012 Windy City Story Slam All-City Championships and won the 2009 WNEP Maelstrom contest in Three Oaks. Scott has also been a part of The Fillet of Solo Festival, The Chicago Theater Conference, Printer’s Row Lit Fest, Rhino Fest, Illinois Storytelling Festival, Chicago Ideas Week, Chicagos Writer Conference, and The Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference.
Scott is one of Chicago’s most prolific producers of storytelling events. He is the producer and co-host of This Much Is True, one of the city’s longest running and most popular storytelling series in the city. Over the last 6 years, TMIT has featured guests ranging from former SNL cast members to world famous theologians in front of standing room only audiences. Scott also created Story Lab Chicago, a showcase for new storytellers that has featured over 250 exciting new voices since its inception in 2011. His open mic Do Not Submit has become the go-to for storytellers looking to improve their craft. He was the producer of Adult Education for the Acorn Theater in Michigan, and is the creator Old School/NewSchool, a quarterly event pairing a veteran teller of 25+ years and a fresh new voice. Scott is also the producer of The Chicago’s Biggest Liars Contest,which sold out a 450 seat venue for its 25th anniversary in May.
Scott has received improv training at IO Theater, The Annoyance Theater, and Second City. He was a member of the IO harold team Callous and performed with house team Mort at The Playground Theater. He was an ensemble member of Theatre Momentum, pushingboundaries with experimental longform improv for the 2010-2011 season. Scott performed in the Chicago Improv Festival in 2009.
As an instructor, Scott has worked closely with hundreds of new storytellers. His personal narrative class, Storytelling For Everyone, has consistently sold out over the last several years, and his one-day intensives have drawn rave reviews from participants throughout the Midwest. He has facilitated workshops for a wide variety of non-profits,businesses, and schools, including the Golden Apple Foundation, 826 Chicago,The Latin School of Chicago, Chicago Cares, and The Spertus Institute. Scotthas also served as a private storytelling coach to professionals seeking to develop their communication skills in a business setting.