You are receiving this email because you have indicated that you want to participate in our workshop, The Art of Personal Narrative. The next session begins on March 9th. Space is extremely limited. We still have a few spaces left but please act quickly if you are serious about participating. Total cost: $200. Based on space availability, only those who can commit to all 7 dates (plus a 1-on-1 to be scheduled individually) and who send a non-refundable $50 deposit to Portland Story Theater at 3333 NE 15th Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97212 will be guaranteed a place in the workshop. Admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis until the workshop is full.
All Sessions 7-10:30 PM
March 9, 16, 23, 30 at PST Home Base: 3333 NE 15th Avenue
Tech Night: March 31at Hipbone Studio
Final Performance: April 1at Hipbone Studio
Closing Gathering: April 6 at PST Home Base: 3333 NE 15th Avenue
This workshop will focus on personal stories. Through a series of exercises, we will help you identify a personal story that you want to develop and tell. Often these story "sparks" are just anecdotes or fleeting memories; through our collaborative group process we will help you to develop the context and get to the deeper meaning and truth of your story.
Along the way we will talk about what a story is and what a story isn't, how storytelling differs from acting, beginnings, middles and ends, the hero's journey, the narrative arc, conflict and resolution/transformation, presentation styles and skills, and so much more, as we try to help each of you discover your own narrative voice. Your instructors will be PST co-founders Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard.
All sessions except the Tech and the Performance will be at Lynne and Lawrence's house, 3333 NE 15th Avenue (between Fremont and Klickitat) from 7:00 pm until 10:30. Light snacks and refreshments are always part of the PST experience. The cost for all seven sessions in the series, a plus a one-on-one, is $200. We ask that you be able to commit to attending all seven sessions.
Now, here's the best part: at the end of the workshop, each participant will have the chance to tell their story at Hipbone Studio! We have reserved Friday, April 1st at Hipbone for a workshop showcase. After the showcase, we'll gather together a final time for reflection, debriefing, and celebration.
Let us know if you have any questions.
May the narrative be with you,
Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy
Portland Story Theater
*We are unable to offer tuition reductions to returning students. We sincerely hope that this is not a problem and hope that this will change for us in the future when we may be able to offer scholarships. .