Storytelling Classes

Want to learn how to tell a story from some of the best storytellers in NYC? Of course you do! Magnet Theater Storytelling Instructors Adam Wade (20 time Moth Story Slam Champion) and Robert Weinstein (The Moth Podcast/Radio Hour) will teach you how how to take personal experiences from your life and create stories that are universal and identifiable for an audience. You'll be blown away at how engaging your personal stories can be! Whether you're a Moth Slam Champion in the making, a writer seeking to fine tune your narrative skills, or someone who wants the confidence and ability to get in front of people and be heard -- this class will help.

In this class you will learn the basic elements of telling a narrative story, how to take a crowd by surprise and make them care, how to be real and truthful on stage, and how to discover and communicate the real meaning behind your experience. Classes will include verbal and written exercises, examples of performances from some of the finest storytellers, and various techniques and approaches to prepare yourself for a performance of your story.

What you'll get out of the class: at least one polished, six-to-eight minute story -- which could be a Moth Story Slam winner, the beginning of a one-person show, or a personal essay -- and the fundamentals needed to develop future stories.

The class concludes with a graduation performance where you will perform your personal story in front of a live, super-supportive audience!

Storytelling (in-person)
Saturdays 11am - 2pm (in-person)
Starts: July 16th
Ends: August 27th
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Advanced Storytelling (in-person)
Mondays 6:30pm - 9:30pm (in-person)
Starts: July 18th
Ends: August 29th
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Storytelling Skills for Business and Life (online)
Thursdays 7pm -10pm ET (online)
Starts: July 28th
Ends: August 11th
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Storytelling Intensive (in-person)
Tues - Thurs 10am - 2:30pm (w/ 30 min lunch)
Starts: August 23rd
Ends: August 25th
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