(10243) Storytelling and Solo Work 101 Thursdays 6:45-9:45pm Julia Wiedeman
Storytelling and Solo Work 101: Storytelling and Solo Work 101
- Completion of Improv 101 or Sketch 101
- Thursdays 6:45-9:45pm
- Start Date
- Thu July 31, 2014, 6:45pm EDT
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, relateable, 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.
This class is designed to mine your mind for your most compelling stories. Whether you are a storyteller, comedian, working on a solo show, or never been on stage before this class will provide you with a supportive and collaborative environment to create and improve upon your stories. In the weeks that we meet you will have the opportunity to share your work, receive feedback, and share feedback with others. Additionally, fun and revealing writing exercises will inspire new and imaginative ways to find details to develop more of your stories.
Julia Wiedeman, Teacher
Her show NAKED PEOPLE had a nice long run at UCBNY, UCBLA, and was invited to the Women in Comedy Festival in 2013. She has performed stories for Ask Me, Risk!, Nights of Our Lives, The Moth, The Soundtrack Series, and Real Characters just to name a few. She produces the A Funny Thing podcast and hosts the weekly storytelling open mic, Happy Hour Story Hour, at UCB East every Monday. She loves stories and people and most especially, people telling stories. Also she is fun to Google.
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