The Horse’s Mouth: Performing Stories

Phil Spencer

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

  1. Performance technique
  2. One-on-one editing advice
  3. I’ll make you funnier. By at least 15%.

Participant Requirements

Bring a copy of one story (based on personal experience) to use in workshopping exercises, maximum 800 words.

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