Do you love stories and want to learn to write and perform them?  Are you a storyteller who desires to polish your skills?  Although Story Arts of Minnesota isn't running classes at this time, many of our members lead courses, classes, and workshops which we list below.  If you know of storytelling learning opportunities that should appear here, please send the information to storyartsmn@gmail.com.  


Storytelling 1 (4-week class)

Wednesdays, September 11, 18, 25, and October 2, 2019
7:00pm-9:15pm

Strike Theater
824 18th Avenue NE, Minneapolis 55418

Class is limited to 10 students
(This class is for adults 18+)

The ability to tell a great story is one of the most powerful skills that you can have. This class will help you dive into the art of narrative storytelling. We will explore how to craft stories, how to build performance skills, how to connect with your audience, and there will be a focus on preparing for story slams. You will leave class with at least one performance ready piece and lists of the ideas to keep you busy all year long. You will be invited to perform your story in a showcase if you want to hit the stage with it!

Who should take this class? No experience necessary. Perfect for anybody that wants to learn about storytelling or for storytellers that have slammed and want to build a deeper tool kit.

TEACHER: Allison Broeren

REGISTER: https://www.strike.theater/store/p53/Storytelling_I%3A_Sep_Session_Summer19.html
COST: $175


The Story Studio (2-Day Workshop)

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 12-4(ish)pm
Sunday, September 15, 2019, 12-2:30pm

The Phoenix Theatre
2605 Hennepin Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

The Story Studio's 2-Day Storytelling Workshop is a perfect weekend intensive for those dipping their toes into storytelling waters for the first time, AND for seasoned performers wanting to brush up on skills or focus on a new or challenging project. The 7-or-so hours of class include lecture, discussion, individual and group exercises, performance time, and feedback and critique. Students will leave having developed and presented at least the first draft of a 5-7 minute personal story to perform onstage, and will come away with tools for developing narrative material that are applicable to a wide variety of settings: theatre, story slams, written memoir, podcasts, lectures, public speaking, TED talks, business presentations, and more.

Saturday consists of interactive exercises that will help students identify and refine a story to tell to the class. On Sunday, students will perform their stories in class, and receive in-depth feedback from their instructor and classmates.

This class is open to everyone. No experience required.

TEACHER:  Minneapolis actor, writer and storyteller Amy Salloway.

REGISTER:  https://thestorystudio.org/Workshops/september-2-day-level-1-storytelling-workshop-with-amy-salloway/
COST:  $150


Storytelling II (4-week class)

Mondays, September 23, 30 & October 7 & 14, 2019
7:00pm - 9:15pm

Class is limited to 10 students
(This class is for adults 18+)

Dive in deeper to the awesome world of storytelling! In Storytelling II students will complete a longer (10-12 minute) autobiographical story. We will explore how to use characters, setting, and inner monologue in story effectively with a focus on performing your written piece. Each week there will be writing exercises to spark new stories, and time to workshop pieces together. Students will be invited to perform in a showcase after class in complete.

TEACHER: Allison Broeren is the co-owner of Strike, a Moth Mainstage performer, host of the Story SlamMN!, a founding member of the Rockstar Storytellers, and director of Word Sprout. She has seen over 1000 stories on the slam stage and can’t wait to geek out on storytelling with you.

PREREQUISITE: Storytelling I

REGISTER: https://www.strike.theater/store/p57/Storytelling_II%3A_Sep_Fall_Session19.html
COST: $175


Memoir and Narrative Writing (Mpls Community Ed)

Mondays, September 30 - November 11, 2019. No class October 14
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Jefferson School : Room 328
26th and Hennepin Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Writing about your own life can be rewarding -- and there are so many forms your material can take: personal essay, memoir, short stories, online blog, even performance monologues. This all-levels class uses writing time and discussion to cover finding the heart of a personal story, deciding what needs to be told, compressing time, developing a specific voice, and utilizing scenes and structure. Bring a notebook and pen, or laptop.

TEACHER: Local writer, actor, and storyteller Amy Salloway.

REGISTER: https://tce.me/h6sjYg
Cost: $ 59 .00


Storytelling 1 Weekend Intensive

Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6, 2019
10:00am - 3:00pm

Strike Theater
824 18th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Class is limited to 10 students
(This class is for adults 18+)

Strike Theater's Storytelling I class condensed into one amazing weekend!

The ability to tell a great story is one of the most powerful skills that you can have. This class will help you dive into the art of narrative storytelling. We will explore how to craft stories, how to build performance skills, how to connect with your audience, and there will be a focus on preparing a five minute real life story that you can use in a slam. You will leave class with at least one performance ready piece and lists of the ideas to keep you busy all year long.

Who should take this class? No experience necessary. Perfect for artists of other genres that want to learn about storytelling or for storytellers that have slammed and want to build a deeper tool kit.

TEACHER: Allison Broeren is the co-owner of Strike, a Moth Mainstage performer, host of the Story SlamMN!, a founding member of the Rockstar Storytellers, and director of Word Sprout. She has seen over 1000 stories on the slam stage and can’t wait to geek out on storytelling with you.

REGISTER: https://www.strike.theater/store/p59/Storytelling_I%3A_Weekend_Instensive_Oct19.html
COST: $175


Storytelling for the Page and Stage (Mpls Community Ed)

Wednesdays, October 30 - November 20, 2019|
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Jefferson School : Room 328
26th and Hennepin Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Learn how to find and craft the rich, revealing and connective stories in your own everyday life through writing exercises, discussion, and even a little improv. Focus on the essential building blocks that make up a story, and how to create a compelling voice in writing or in performance. Bring a notebook and pen, or a laptop computer for in-class writing time.

TEACHER: Professional actor/writer/storyteller Amy Salloway

REGISTER: https://tce.me/h6slU7
COST: $ 45 .00


The Story Studio (2-Day Workshop)

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 12-4(ish)pm
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 12-2:30pm

 The Phoenix Theatre
2605 Hennepin Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

The Story Studio's 2-Day Storytelling Workshop is a perfect weekend intensive for those dipping their toes into storytelling waters for the first time, AND for seasoned performers wanting to brush up on skills or focus on a new or challenging project. The 7-or-so hours of class include lecture, discussion, individual and group exercises, performance time, and feedback and critique. Students will leave having developed and presented at least the first draft of a 5-7 minute personal story to perform onstage, and will come away with tools for developing narrative material that are applicable to a wide variety of settings: theatre, story slams, written memoir, podcasts, lectures, public speaking, TED talks, business presentations, and more.

Saturday consists of interactive exercises that will help students identify and refine a story to tell to the class. On Sunday, students will perform their stories in class, and receive in-depth feedback from their instructor and classmates.

This class is open to everyone. No experience required.

TEACHER:  Minneapolis actor, writer and storyteller Amy Salloway.

REGISTER: https://thestorystudio.org/Workshops/november-2-day-level-1-storytelling-workshop-with-amy-salloway/
COST:$150


Storytelling 1 (4-week class)

Mondays, November 11, 18, 25 & December 2, 2019
7:00pm-9:15pm

Strike Theater
824 18th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Class is limited to 10 students
(This class is for adults 18+)

The ability to tell a great story is one of the most powerful skills that you can have. This class will help you dive into the art of narrative storytelling. We will explore how to craft stories, how to build performance skills, how to connect with your audience, and there will be a focus on preparing for story slams. You will leave class with at least one performance ready piece and lists of the ideas to keep you busy all year long. You will be invited to perform your story in a showcase if you want to hit the stage with it!

Who should take this class? No experience necessary. Perfect for anybody that wants to learn about storytelling or for storytellers that have slammed and want to build a deeper tool kit.

TEACHER: Allison Broeren

REGISTER: https://www.strike.theater/store/p54/Storytelling_I%3A_Nov_Session_Winter19.html
COST: $175


Storytelling 1 (4-week class)

Mondays, February 17, 24 and March 2, 9, 2020
7:00pm-9:15pm

Strike Theater
824 18th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Class is limited to 10 students
(This class is for adults 18+)

The ability to tell a great story is one of the most powerful skills that you can have. This class will help you dive into the art of narrative storytelling. We will explore how to craft stories, how to build performance skills, how to connect with your audience, and there will be a focus on preparing for story slams. You will leave class with at least one performance ready piece and lists of the ideas to keep you busy all year long. You will be invited to perform your story in a showcase if you want to hit the stage with it!

Who should take this class? No experience necessary. Perfect for anybody that wants to learn about storytelling or for storytellers that have slammed and want to build a deeper tool kit.

TEACHER: Allison Broeren

REGISTER: https://www.strike.theater/store/p55/Storytelling_I%3A_Feb_Session_Winter20.html
COST: $175


Storytelling II (4-week class)

Tuesdays, Feb 18, 25 and March 3, 10, 2020
7:00pm - 9:15pm

Strike Theater
824 18th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Class is limited to 10 students
(This class is for adults 18+)

Dive in deeper to the awesome world of storytelling! In Storytelling II students will complete a longer (10-12 minute) autobiographical story. We will explore how to use characters, setting, and inner monologue in story effectively with a focus on performing your written piece. Each week there will be writing exercises to spark new stories, and time to workshop pieces together. Students will be invited to perform in a showcase after class in complete.

TEACHER: Allison Broeren is the co-owner of Strike, a Moth Mainstage performer, host of the Story SlamMN!, a founding member of the Rockstar Storytellers, and director of Word Sprout. She has seen over 1000 stories on the slam stage and can’t wait to geek out on storytelling with you.

PREREQUISITE: Storytelling I

REGISTER: https://www.strike.theater/store/p58/Storytelling_II%3A_Feb_Session_Winter20.html
COST: $175


Storytelling 1 Weekend Intensive

Saturday April 4 and Sunday April 5, 2020
10:00am - 3:00pm

Strike Theater
824 18th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Class is limited to 10 students
(This class is for adults 18+)

Strike Theater's Storytelling I class condensed into one amazing weekend!

The ability to tell a great story is one of the most powerful skills that you can have. This class will help you dive into the art of narrative storytelling. We will explore how to craft stories, how to build performance skills, how to connect with your audience, and there will be a focus on preparing a five minute real life story that you can use in a slam. You will leave class with at least one performance ready piece and lists of the ideas to keep you busy all year long.

Who should take this class? No experience necessary. Perfect for artists of other genres that want to learn about storytelling or for storytellers that have slammed and want to build a deeper tool kit.

TEACHER: Allison Broeren is the co-owner of Strike, a Moth Mainstage performer, host of the Story SlamMN!, a founding member of the Rockstar Storytellers, and director of Word Sprout. She has seen over 1000 stories on the slam stage and can’t wait to geek out on storytelling with you.

REGISTER: https://www.strike.theater/store/p60/Storytelling_I_Weekend_Intensive%3A_April_2020_.html
COST: $175


Storytelling 1 (4-week class)

Wednesdays, April 15, 22, 29 & May 6, 2020
7:00pm-9:15pm

Strike Theater
824 18th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Class is limited to 10 students
(This class is for adults 18+)

The ability to tell a great story is one of the most powerful skills that you can have. This class will help you dive into the art of narrative storytelling. We will explore how to craft stories, how to build performance skills, how to connect with your audience, and there will be a focus on preparing for story slams. You will leave class with at least one performance ready piece and lists of the ideas to keep you busy all year long. You will be invited to perform your story in a showcase if you want to hit the stage with it!

Who should take this class? No experience necessary. Perfect for anybody that wants to learn about storytelling or for storytellers that have slammed and want to build a deeper tool kit.

TEACHER: Allison Broeren

REGISTER: https://www.strike.theater/store/p56/Strorytelling_I%3A_April_Session_Spring20.html
COST: $175