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.  


The Story Studio 2-Day Workshop

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 12pm-4pm (approximately) AND
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 12-2:30pm 

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

The Story Studio's 2-Day Storytelling Workshop (https://thestorystudio.org) 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.
Taught by Minneapolis actor, writer and storyteller Amy Salloway (www.facebook.com/awkwardmomentonstage). 

REGISTER: https://bit.ly/2zg4jja  
$150.00


Intro to Storytelling (4-week class)

Mondays, March 18 - April 7
7:30 - 9:15 PM

Strike Theater
824 18th Ave 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/p48/Intro_to_Storytelling_-_MARCH.html
Cost: $175


The Story Studio 2-Day Workshop

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 12pm-4pm (approximately) AND
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 12-2:30pm 

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

The Story Studio's 2-Day Storytelling Workshop (https://thestorystudio.org) 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.
Taught by Minneapolis actor, writer and storyteller Amy Salloway (www.facebook.com/awkwardmomentonstage). 

REGISTER:  https://bit.ly/2S5Xdoq
$150


Storytelling from Audience to Zeal: Finding, Crafting, and Telling Great Stories  (6-week online class)

June 26-July 30, 2019

Online.

This workshop is for anyone interested in becoming a better storyteller, whether from the stage, at bedtime, in the office, or elsewhere. While we will focus on stories told live in the moment, this class is helpful for anyone who wants to e a better speaker, writer, communicator, and transformative language artist.

Objectives and goals:

  1. Participants will learn about the history and uses of storytelling.

  2. Participants will develop at least four stories that they can comfortable tell, including one folktale, one personal story, and one scary story. Participants will have the opportunity to practice storytelling during weekly video conferences (to be scheduled).

  3. Participants will explore different places and audiences for storytelling.

  4. Participants will understand how the story triangle works and how they can use it in their own storytelling to develop better stories for specific audiences.

  5. Participants will explore a range of storytelling techniques.

  6. Participants will consider the ethical uses of storytelling.

Week-by-week schedule: at https://www.tlanetwork.org/event-3264528

Who Should Take This Class: This online and video conference class is for people who are interested in learning to tell stories out loud, without notes. This class works well for people who are interested in performance, conquering public speaking, listening, and are willing to take a risk to step outside of their comfort zone within a safe and supportive environment. Participants will get far more out of the class if they can commit to the weekly video calls.

Format: Participants can expect to spend 2-4 hours a week reading assignments, writing in response to prompts, story crafting, telling their own story, watching, and listening to stories from others during a weekly video conference (to be scheduled). Participants will receive and give positive, strengths-based feedback when responding to peers' work.

Teacher: Laura Packer (laurapacker.com)

REGISTER: https://www.tlanetwork.org/event-3264528
$210-$270