Telling Stories Out of School

with Seth Barrish
Monday, May 10, 2021 Monday, May 24, 2021 • Wednesday, May 26, 2021 • Wednesday, June 2, 2021
5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Applications & nominations are closed.
Deadline: April 29.

In this four-session workshop, accomplished director and master teacher Seth Barrish will share fundamentals of storytelling and performance. Teachers will then write and perform short, original, school-based stories in a supportive workshop setting. 

This is our second time offering this class. Teachers of any grade or subject are eligible because all teachers’ lives are full of powerful stories that rarely get told.

A science teacher from the last master class wrote:

“This class was without a doubt the best PD I have ever done. The honor of sitting with a group of amazing teachers, learning from a master storyteller, then being able to tell a story and get it workshopped was an experience I will not soon forget. I have already implemented these techniques in my class and taught the story structure that Seth shared with us to my forensics students leading into their assignment to write a story in the style of Sherlock Holmes.”

This is a four-session master class. In the first three sessions, teachers learn from the master. In the fourth, participants have a rare and valuable opportunity to exchange ideas with other brilliant teachers. Participants are assigned a small amount of homework to prepare for each session.

Seth Barrish has been a professional acting coach and teacher for more than three decades. An award-winning actor, director, and artistic director, Barrish has spent years honing and sharing techniques to maximize spontaneity and bring performances to life. In 1986 he co-founded The Barrow Group, a company that has left an indelible mark on the New York theater scene, garnering accolades and praise for nurturing a high level of acting integrity. He has worked with, among others, Anne Hathaway, Mike Birbiglia, Tony Hale, and Michael Stahl David. 

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