Life Stories: The Art of Oral Storytelling (ES)
Everyone has a story that deserves to be heard. Free your voice, and build your confidence and storytelling skills in this 5-week creative class fusing writing and public speaking.
Life stories is nurturing experience that uses a sensitive and reflective group process to will help you discover your unique story-telling style. Participants will be lead through a combination of creative writing and acting exercises to craft and confidently present a story inspired by their own life.
You will emerge with a new set of skills in writing and performance - and likely a new outlook on your own life story too!
Date: Tuesdays 1 May - 29 May 2018, 11:00am-12:30pm
Duration: 5 x 1.5 hours classes (7.5 hours in total)
Venue: Paddington RSL
Teacher: Goldele Rayment
Course fee includes hand-outs and childminding for one child aged 6 weeks to 5 years. Click here to book in additional children. *Please note - You must enter the names and ages of ALL children you will be bringing in the 'Note to Seller' section at checkout.
Each week will include vocal warm-ups and exercise that explore how to use the voice creatively
Story telling activities to awaken your imagination and innate creativity including:
An in-depth exploration of how to structure your story. We will explore a number of activities and structures, including drawing pictures a prompts to detailed, classic story structures.
This week will focus on enriching your stories content with creative writing techniques and a strong performance presence. We will explore the use of poetic writing techniques, such as metaphors and similes, as well as acting techniques to help you feel confident on stage.
This week we will focus on perfecting your personal story. Some may wish to craft an new story. We will review the previous weeks and participants will identify the techniques they wish to use too expand and hone their story.
In our final week we will focus on our performance techniques and rehearse our stories for a final presentation to each other. We will share our stories a number of times and use group reflection to identify what is working and what we can improve on.
Meet the Teacher:
Goldele is a Director, Dramaturge and Teaching Artist working in the Independent Theatre sector, Community Arts and Cultural Development and Education.
In 2015, she founded the independent theatre company, Company of Rogues to produce her own theatre productions. In 2017 she established School of Rogues to offer her own, unique theatre and acting workshops. She currently teaches at Sydney Community College, NSW Department of Education, Marian Street Theatre for Young People and Shopfront Youth Arts.
2014-16 she was the Artistic Program Coordinator at the Milk Crate Theatre, where she managed their theatre workshop programs. In 2014 she was awarded a professional development grant from Accessible Arts to undertake professional development.
Goldele graduated with a Bachelor of Performing Arts, on the Dean’s Honour’s List, at Monash University in 2007