Storytelling Drop-In June 22


What should you expect? We’ll have 90 very fun minutes to get to know each other and learn more about storytelling. My workshops are high energy, fun, and supportive.

This workshop’s for you if:

— You’re ready to learn by doing. From the zombie game right through to Kill the Kittens, we’re going to be up and moving. (And not actually killing kittens. Promise.)

— You’d just love to be able to stand up and speak confidently, whether that’s on stage, screen, in the boardroom, or just among friends.

— You might not know what story you want to tell, but you’re excited to work with the group to find out.

— You’re kind of shy, and while you love the idea of being an amazing storyteller, the reality seems really far away. (Guess what? That gap is way smaller than you think.)

— You’re ready to dive in head first and love the fact that you’ll get a little extra work to do at home.

What do my students say after working with me? Have a look by clicking here.

Can you come play? I hope so!

I’m happy to answer any questions you might have, and am really looking forward to meeting all of you.

More Info
June 22, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Socap Theatre, THIRD FLOOR
154 Danforth (just east of Broadview Station)
Toronto, ON

Tickets $10, click here to buy.

5 Best Teaching Moments: Musical Chairs


5 Best Teaching Moments: today it’s number 5. I tell my adult students that it’s time for a break and ask what game they want to play.

“Musical chairs!”

One of my students asks if he can play DJ. He plays a top Hindi hit and, unselfconsciously, students from all over the world dance to the Hindi music. Round and round the chairs. Laughing.

Want to be part of the fun? You can. I’m running a 90 minute Storytelling Drop In on May 11 – click here to join!

5 Best Teaching Moments: You Can Do It


5 Best Teaching Moments: today, number 4. I’m teaching at a college and my student is trembling. The last thing in the world he wants to do is perform for 30 seconds in front of the class. (But it’s a college, and it’s required.)

He takes a deep breath, begins to speak, then falters again and again. I tell him he can perform after the break and he rushes to sit down. And then the young woman sitting next to this kid says, “I know you can do it. I’ll stand next to you while you perform.” Never met this shy, quiet kid before in her life, but – “Let’s go in the hallway to practice.”

After the break, he stands up, takes a deep breath, begins to speak – and performs for the full thirty seconds. The class goes insane. Clapping, whooping, “WE KNEW YOU COULD DO IT!”

And the kindness in that room is so full and so deep that my heart is bursting with it.

Want to be part of the fun? You can. I’m running a 90 minute Storytelling Drop In on May 11 – click here to join!