ALL-NEW SPECIAL ONLINE STORYTELLING CLASS ON ZOOM

ALL-NEW SPECIAL ONLINE STORYTELLING CLASS ON ZOOM with Adam Wade

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Class Description

This brand new ONLINE six-week storytelling class is open to both NEW STUDENTS and FORMER STUDENTS. We will discuss the fundamentals of telling a narrative story, how to gather memories from past experiences and construct stories from them. We will also focus on ways to improve your speaking and presentation skills.

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 on Zoom, for your friends and family.

Instructor: Adam Wade

"Wade is a truly gifted storyteller." - The New Yorker Magazine
"Mr. Wade is an enchanting storyteller." - New York Times
"Adam Wade is one of the best storytellers on the planet." - The Daily

Adam is a well respected and seasoned teacher of his craft. Besides proudly teaching storytelling here at the Magnet since 2010, he has conducted workshops at The New York Times, the United Nations, UNICEF, PEN America, Pinterest, Etsy, Breakthrough Human Rights Organization, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), as well as Fleishman Hillard, Edelman, Makerbot, Sir Kensington's, and ADP. He has also taught special advance storytelling classes for students at New York University, CUNY Grad School of Journalism, Mercy College, and Pace University. In December 2017, Adam teamed up with Airbnb to create his very own NYC Storytelling Experience.

For the last fourteen years, Adam has been a fixture in both the New York City storytelling and comedy scenes. He's the winner of 20 SLAMS at The Moth (18 StorySLAM victories and 2 GrandSLAM Championships) with 20 different winning stories.

He's toured North America with The Moth Main Stage and has been featured on NPR's The Moth Radio Hour and The Moth Podcast. His stories have also been heard on NPR's Snap Judgment, NPR's All Things Considered and locally on WNYC.

He's performed on shows such as Magnet Theater's Armando Diaz Experience (guest monologist), Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's Asssscat 3000 (guest monologist), Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, Whiplash, Sweet, Mortified, and RISK.

He's been profiled in the New York Times, The New Yorker Magazine, and Time Out New York and has appeared on HBO's GIRLS, Comedy Central's Inside with Amy Schumer, ESPN, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He has also written for New York Times, New York Press, Glamour Magazine, ESPN The Magazine, and Hoboken Reporter.

Adam Wade’s unique audio memoir You Ought to Know Adam Wade was released in January 2020 and was produced by Audible. It was the #1 new release in the Performing Arts category on both Audible and Amazon for 4 straight weeks (and in the Top 5 for 12 straight weeks). This innovative “biopic for your ears” combines his honesty onstage with his intimate reflections in the studio. Adam’s debut storytelling/comedy album Adam Wade: The Human Comedy (2015) was enthusiastically lauded in Sarah Larson's profile of Adam in The New Yorker. In 2018, he released his second album Adam Wade Live at The Magnet Theater, which quickly shot up to #2 on the iTunes Comedy Chart.

Full Session Schedule


Session Schedule*

  • Sep 14, 2021, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Sep 21, 2021, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Sep 28, 2021, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Oct 5, 2021, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Oct 12, 2021, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Oct 19, 2021, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Oct 22, 2021, 7:00 PM
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
  • *scheduling subject to change