Teen Players
Storytelling with a Purpose

Writing for your goal!

Learn how to affect people and get attention with your stories. All of us have a story, and we use those stories to find our place in the world. If you know how to tell your story effectively, you can create opportunities for yourself in new situations, both casual and professional. In this class, we’ll develop skills in writing with a specific goal in mind – getting a job, making a point, or presenting an idea. All aspects of storytelling will come into play – setting, character, plot, conflict and theme. We’ll learn how to ensure that our stories are well-written, spelled properly, and use the kind of grammar and language skills that show us off to our best advantage.

 

InstructorCheryl King

Ages: Grades 10-12

Dates:  Thursdays, January 7-Feb 11, 2021; 4-5:30pm

Tuition: $225 (6 student maximum)

Zoom: Instructor will provide instructions prior to class start.

Learning Goals:

  • Students will learn how to prioritize information and craft powerful stories.
  • Students will learn how to analyze other’s work and articulate their impressions.
  • Students will learn how to work from first to final draft.
  • Students will learn how to write to create the impression they desire.
  • Students will learn how to present their stories to achieve a set objective.
  • Students will learn how to create a powerful main character.
  • Students will learn how to create powerful plots.

Technical Requirements: Students will need a strong and reliable internet connection, as well as access to Zoom. They will need a working webcam and mic in order to fully participate. They will need a dedicated space with room to move, minimal interruptions, and freedom to make noise. Students will need an email address or access to a parent’s email address for script sharing and other potential class communications.

InstructorEileen Nagle, M.Ed

Ages: 10-16 years old

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Feb 2-Mar 11; 3:30-5pm

Performance: Mar 11, 5pm

Approximately 40 minutes, online
Open to family, friends. Audience members will receive a Zoom link in the days prior to the performance and instructions about how best to view the performance.

Tuition: $285 (15 student maximum)

Tech Requirements: Students will need a strong and reliable internet connection, as well as access to Zoom. They will need a working webcam and mic in order to fully participate. They will need a dedicated space with room to move, minimal interruptions and background noises, and freedom to make noise. Students will need an email address or access to a parent’s email address for script sharing; weekly notes and other potential class communications.