The Horse’s Mouth: Performing Stories
Saturday 19 May 2018, 10am-4pm
Performance storytelling is growing in popularity, with many opportunities to perform stories live. Join acclaimed performer and storyteller Phil Spencer and sharpen your storytelling skills in this roll-up-your-sleeves one-day intensive, designed to turf writers’ stories out of their notebooks and fling them onto the stage.
The course will focus on personal stories and autobiographical tales (like those popularised by The Moth and Story Club) and foreground storytelling tips, comedy writing and performance techniques, provided in a supportive and rigorous environment. If you’re looking to swap your pen for a microphone, this course is for you.
Expected Learning Outcomes
- Performance technique
- One-on-one editing advice
- I’ll make you funnier. By at least 15%.
Bring a copy of one story (based on personal experience) to use in workshopping exercises, maximum 800 words.
About the tutor
Phil Spencer has worked professionally as a writer, performer, director and creative producer. He was the recipient of the Peggy Ramsey Foundation Award for Writers and has been shortlisted for the Philip Parsons Playwright Award not once, not twice, but thrice (he still hasn’t won it – he’s pretty sure it’s rigged). Phil was the […]