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Sep 26 at 2:00-5:00pm on Thursday
Instructor: Margot Leitman
Prerequisite: None

Learn how to use your untapped humanity and embarrassing moments in a way that can reach a wide audience. You will finish this workshop able to fill in the blank, "----------- is the story of my life."

Each student should leave class with a basic concept of how to make painful, strange or even mundane experiences from their life funny. The students learn to dig inside their own lives to find humorous, relateable material, which unifies an audience making them laugh at their own experiences through the student's performance. Instructor, Moth Grandslam winner and best-selling author of "Long Story Short, the Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need" Margot Leitman will work with each student honing their stories to work better on stage. Students will leave class with a strong direction of how to structure a story for comedic purposes. Additional focus will be on getting through the fear of being judged for our honesty. In the past, many students have left saying, "I can't believe I told a room full of strangers about that and I can't believe they all laughed!"

Teacher Bio:
Margot Leitman is the author of the best-selling book “Long Story Short, the Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need” and “Gawky, Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase.” Her next book, "Tell Your Story" releases August 2019. She has written for Dreamworks TV, the Hallmark Channel, the Pixl Network and NBC. In 2016 she worked for "This American Life" as the west coast story scout. She is the founder of the storytelling program at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre and is a five time winner of the Moth Storyslam and a winner of the Moth Grandslam receiving the first ever score of a perfect 10. She travels all over the world teaching people to tell their stories.