STORY TIME: A STORYTELLING WORKSHOP IN SAN FRANCISCO (5 WK)
Want to tell powerful true stories without schmaltz to a packed audience of adoring fans? Let comedic storyteller and Moth host Corey Rosen share his tips for turning heartbreak, humiliation, and tragedy into a riveting five-minute piece that is the perfect mix of vulnerability and comedic vavoom. In this five week storytelling workshop in San Francisco, you’ll learn how to find what’s funny in your foibles, structure a compelling story and connect solidly with your audience. You’ll get targeted feedback on your draft to help you polish up your diddy for submission. By the end of the class, you’ll have written a few drafts of great stories and have at least one polished story that’s ready to submit to storytelling shows like The Moth, Snap Judgment, and Porchlight! You will even perform your story at a show! Instructor: Corey Rosen Corey Rosen is an actor, writer and visual effects producer who lives in San Francisco. He is a regular host of The Moth StorySlam series in the Bay Area, and his stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour. Corey began his career writing for Jim Henson Productions and Comedy Central in New York City. As an actor, Corey can be see as a main stage company player at BATS Improv, where he improvises feature length plays. Corey is the creator of The A**hole Monologues: A Comedy For Anyone Who Has One, Knows One, or Is One. As a computer graphics artist, his film credits include Iron Man, Grindhouse, Ted, and The Phantom Menace. He is currently writing the script for a ride-film at a Chinese Theme Park. Dates: Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 10 (4 Thurs. nights, 1 Monday night, 1 show TBD) 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Class Show: TBD
When Marilyn Friedman first arrived in LA in 2004, she tried in vain to find a great writing class. She searched high and low, from Silverlake to Simi Valley. She braved cramped surroundings, stinky salads, lackluster writing prompts, and heavily medicated instructors. However, she realized that instead of looking for local writing classes, why not create her own for people to join her in. That's when she found her passion for teaching and writing. Almost ten years, hundreds of classes and three locations later she has built a community of amazing, supportive, and talented writers.
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