Story Tellers: Write to Perform
Move your story from the page to the stage.
There is special power in live performance—as the audience becomes part of the storytelling experience. During this class, we give you the confidence and skills needed to move your stories from the page to the stage. Together, we:
-Write in response to topics, similar to The Moth, to generate ideas and find the story you need to tell
-Read mentor texts that present specific storytelling techniques
-Listen to live shows to help understand performance elements
-Participate in exercises designed to strengthen presence and practice vulnerability
Join our supportive community and learn the essence of performative storytelling.
Meet Your Instructor: Mannikka Rosa
“Story telling is a tradition deeply interwoven in the roots of African American culture, for it was not material objects that were the precious gift passed down from generation to generation in black households, but rather, our oral history. To honor this tradition with the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center as a backdrop, elevates this experience as an instructor into something … extraordinary! Inviting the PWN family and Red Bank community into this sacred space is an honor that I hold with loving and gracious hands. To share in this art with one another is nothing short of a magical occasion. The gift to write our story is one thing. But to tell our story, and be able to do so with conviction, passion, and truth … well that … is what gives us our power.”
Watch Mannikka explain why live story telling is important and why she is so excited to teach this class.
Project Write Now offers no refunds or credits once registered, except in the unfortunate case a class or event is cancelled. We reserve the right to change instructors if necessary. We reserve the right to cancel, postpone, or reschedule any class, workshop, or event because of low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908.675.0467 for more information.