In today’s culture we’re hyper-connected online, whilst increasingly disconnected from those physically surrounding us. So, why storytelling?
Storytelling is so vital and so powerful - because stories build bridges for us to empathise, to relate, and most importantly to genuinely connect with those around us. To share stories is a fundamental human trait that transcends borders and cultures.
In this workshop, you’ll learn practical tools to find stories, to shape and refine them, and gain confidence to perform them for others.
- How to find and develop stories from your own life
- How to apply story structure
- Authentically sharing your stories for others
- Understanding the lessons/ chapters from your own life - recognising your personal value and resilience.
- Understanding narrative structure, creating stakes and building characters.
- Knowledge of how to refine and shape personal stories for stage.
- Notebook and Pen
- Eat beforehand (we only take a short break)
Open to everyone interested!
Vendor since 2018
Merrilee is a is a 'multipotentialite' with over 12 years in the creative industries, both on and off stage. Merrilee has performed and taught improvisation in Australia, NZ, and the USA. She’s written and directed Sketch comedy shows, and been on the inside of several large festivals.
These days, Merrilee gets her juice from helping regular people connect with the power of their own creativity.
Merrilee currently works with NYC storytelling powerhouse The Moth to Produce their Melbourne StorySLAMs and as a consultant helping people in business communicate more authentically through leveraging their personal stories.
Outside of these projects, Merrilee is an avid podcast listener, tea drinker, and lounge room dancer.
Merrilee McCoy requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Merrilee McCoy to organise a refund or transfer
There are no refunds, but you can transfer your spot to a future date or to another person if you're unable to attend. Please advise the organiser, Merrilee via email email@example.com