Storytelling Lab
 
 

 

 

 

 

Do you Want to Take Your Performance and Storytelling Skills to the Next Level?

 

 You've come to the right place!

 

Class Description

Since I started teaching this course in 2008, live storytelling has exploded!  From the Moth to conference key notes, we are seeing the art of personal narrative transforming the performing arts, healing practices, and business.  Never before has it been so important to know how to tell a good story-- and tell it well. I've performed my own stories at performing arts center, theaters, TEDx, colleges, libraries, schools, national conferences, international festivals, business trainings, retreat centers, social service organizations, and even Off-Broadway.  In my class I'll teach you everything I've learned over the past 20 years, which amounts to very extensive training in both storytelling AND performance. I also offer one-on-one brainstorming when it comes to applying this class to your overall life.  

Testimonials:

"I just keep signing up again, and again and again. I have taken the solo performance workshop with Laura four times and am destined for more. She is whimsical, creative and inspirational while still providing a structured formal process for creating and working your own artistic piece.  Laura is committed and willing to give a great bit of her time to your success. The class creates a space for sharing and a vehicle for getting your work on the stage.  I'm in for the next one!" 

-Molly Kelly, Web Designer

 

"Laura's workshop will help jumpstart your career toward a more creative life. You'll leave feeling inpired and with a clear sense of the steps you need to take.  I would recommend this class too because of the sense of community and momentum.  It was empowering to feel connected to other local artists with similar experience."

-Amanda Hirsch, Writer/Performer

 

"I recommend this workshop.  The energy, support, and connection are worth it alone.  Also, it was great to be among fellow travelers.”

 --Steve Godwin, Book Artist

 

“This workshop really got the juices flowing. I so loved this offering.  

--Amy Taylor, Songwriter/Performer

 

“Laura’s approach is non-threatening and one divulges without any drama, which makes for an enlightening experience.                                          

--Gerard Ender, Actor/Storyteller

 

“I would recommend this workshop because it will help someone to clarify their vision for their artist’s life by helping to break it down into steps that are manageable."

--Renee Furrer, Painter

 

“The workshop is both educational and motivational, and I very much enjoyed the group exercises and Laura’s style of teaching.

--Mary Ann Shows, Recent College Grad 

 

“I would recommend this workshop to others because of the positive feeling you get from hearing about others’ experiences, and getting encouragement from them in a group setting."

--Gudrun Hofmeister, Creative Fundraiser 

 

“I thoroughly enjoyed this class.  Laura is very organized, uses the time well and pushes her students in believe in their work.  She provides helpful and constructive feedback and is always thoughtful and encouraging.  The reading materials were interesting and helpful, as were the in-class exercises.  I recommend this course to anyone whether new or experienced as the class design supports any level of experience."

-Anne Thomas, Storyteller and Lawyer

 

"Thank you Laura, for such an amazing opportunity!  Your workshop was just what I needed - an opportunity to be inspired, to write, to perform - with your kind direction and thoughtful teaching I took a simple idea and turned it into a truly gratifying presentation.  Your easy going and wry approach to teaching made the process a lot of fun, and the handouts and worksheets you provided continue to be valuable resources.  It's easy to feel your enthusiasm and to see it light up the entire class.  I'm grateful to have met you and eager to continue to learn from you."

-Jennifer Howe, Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Wellness Speaker

 

“I came to the Solo Performance Lab having written some plays and having performed in some others, but without any idea how to take those two things and put them together. Working with Laura was exactly the gentle ‘nudge’ I needed to do something I’d wanted to do for a long time.  I just didn’t know how to take those first steps.”                          

-Eric C. Peterson, Writer.

 

“The workshop was great. You can get motivation and meet like-minded people who want to make it happen.”

--LeVeta King, Event Planner

 

“It made me feel like I’m not alone.”

 --Maureen Bussink, Potter

 

 

 

 

Testimonials:  

“I thoroughly enjoyed this class.  Laura is very organized, uses the time well and pushes her students in believe in their work.  She provides helpful and constructive feedback and is always thoughtful and encouraging.  The reading materials were interesting and helpful, as were the in-class exercises.  I recommend this course to anyone whether new or experienced as the class design supports any level of experience.

-Anne Thomas, Employment Lawyer