Workshops, Residencies & Seminars

Workshops, Residencies & Seminars

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Irish History Blitz: 5,000 years in 50 minutes

Discover the Ireland Granny forgot to tell you about. This lecture gives an entertaining and informative overview of Irish history illustrated with stories rarely heard.

The Irish Storytelling Tradition

  • Explore authentic cultural & historical context for Celtic stories.
  • Learn keys for pronouncing common Irish words and deciphering others.
  • Take home 12 tellable tales with links to more.

Storytelling – Writing – Performance Skills

  • Programs specifically designed for Children, Teens or Adults
  • School programs address state curriculum standards, benchmarks, grade level and TAB high school content expectations (GLCEs, HSCEs).
  • College and professional development workshops.
  • Study Guides provided.
  • Preschool programs supported by Wolf Trap Arts in Education.

Write Out Loud!

STUDENTS have so much fun they don’t notice revising their original story 3-6 times in only 90 minutes. TEACHERS easily reproduce this innovative program for teaching writing using the multiple intelligences. Upper Elementary & Secondary levels.

Guideposts to Better Stories

Personal narrative, folktale, creative non-fiction, or completely made up: Improve your story by following these guideposts in a reproducible process. For Adults & Teens.

Story Slam

Trembling? Tickled? After listening to tales of humor or horror, audiences shares their own story, joke, or riddle with a professional sound system & microphone. Performance, emceed open mic and Prizes! Ages 8-12 / Ages 12-17 / or Adults. “The kids won’t let you leave!” Colleen Stevens, Principal, National Heritage Academy, Romulus.


Are you a fan of Whose Line Is It Anyway? Think you’re the next Jim Carry or Carlos Mencia? Play games to develop your improvisational acting and comedy under the direction of professional improviser from New York comedy clubs. “Every year, the first thing the teens ask is “when is Yvonne coming?” – Karen Smith, Youth Programming, Allen Park Library.


Learn take-home & fun exercises to develop a dynamic speaking voice. Have fun with games from improvisation, bel canto & theater vocal techniques.

Kindred Keepsakes: Use Oral History and Storytelling to develop Writing

Residencies or Professional Development formats available. For Adults or Children

Creative Dramatics in the Classroom

Across the curriculum, stimulate learning with these easy-to-use techniques. Appropriate for teaching students of any age.

Breathing Life into the Word

For writers or religious educators and clergy. Learning innovative narrative skills. For adults.

Quick Characters

Create characters quickly & authentically for storytelling, improvisation or theater.

Intro to Storytelling

Leave knowing how to choose, remember & tell a story.

Playing with Words

Increase verbal expression & mental flexibility through game format.

Big Kiss

Lecture-demo on basic stage presentation.


Thinking on Your Feet Develop problem-solving skills, spontaneity, mental flexibility & concentration.