Storytelling Intensive

January 08, 2020

This spring, Deb Williams is offering an intensive storytelling workshop for emerging performers. Deb will share her 30 years of storytelling and comedy knowledge, giving you tools to create and share compelling stories.  This inclusive, demanding, and supportive workshop is focused on learning and growth.  

Deb Williams is an award winning actor, playwright, producer, director, comedian and one of the co-creator/stars of the Mom’s the Word trilogy, enjoyed by 1.5 million people in 19 countries.  She is the Artistic Director of The Flame, Vancouver’s monthly sold out storytelling event, finishing it’s 10th season.  She teaches storytelling across the country.   She is a 9 time Jessie Award Nominee and 3 time winner and graduate of Studio 58. 

New to storytelling, but passionate about it?  Bring a short, interesting personal anecdote, and Deb will work with you to get it performance ready; for stage.  Already a great storyteller?  Improve your creation and performance skills. Bring well-honed stories ready to perform.  Stories have to be true, about you, and told in less than 5 minutes.

Each session will involve working on these and generating new stories.

More info:

  • When:                       Saturday, Feb. 8th & Sunday Feb. 9th, 2020 @ 10am-4pm
  • Where:                      T.B.D on Granville Island
  • Who:                         Workshop is open to emerging artists, 19 years and up; Non-union performers who are finished   or are in mid-training.
  • Info & Registration:               Email Deborah Williams 

A $50 registration fee, to hold a space, will be refunded on completion. 

Opportunity to Perform

Once the workshop is completed a select group of participants will be invited to create a new piece of storytelling theatre which will be performed at the 2020 Vancouver International Children’s Festival.

One of a Kind will have its world premiere and a week long run at the Children’s Festival.  One of a Kind will be created and rehearsed in May and performed on Granville Island May 27th to May 31st, 2020.  The creation of One of a Kind will give participants the opportunity to meet and work with professional theatre producers and the occasion to sharpen their own stories and creation skills. Participants will also see other performances from around the world and connect with emerging artists from around the Province.  Participants will receive a weekly performance fee. 

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