JUMP STUDiO HAPPY HOUR

December 5th, January 9th, February 6th, March 6th, April 3rd & May 1st

• Tuesdays 6 pm – 8 pm • Cost: $20 • JUMP

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What makes a great story? And how do you tell one that makes people hang on to every word? Learn the basics of true, live storytelling with Story Story Night. Our experienced Stuido guides will walk you through choosing a story, building a storyline, and creating compelling scenes paced for maximum impact. This intro to live storytelling will give you a toolkit to start transforming your personal stories into a captivating tell-all. «Includes beverage / beer with valid ID.

Studio Guides: Jan. 9 – Brian Haney, Feb. 6 – Shannel Stinner, Mar. 6 – Matthew Melton, Apr. 3 – Jessica Holmes, May 1 – Amanda Rich
Max participants: 12

MASTER CLASS

Sat. May 19th

• 1:00 pm – 6 pm • Cost: $75 • Metamorphosis Performing Arts Studio (511 W. Main St. in downtown Boise)

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From ideas to the page to the stage, the Story Story Studio breaks down the elements of electric live storytelling, so anyone can dig into powerful scenes from real experience, then boldly step into the spotlight, and tell it like it is. Over the course of this one day intensive workshop, you will draft, develop, polish and perform your story. This class is designed for those who want to “Master” the art of telling a five minute live story. All the tools and tricks of the trade we share in this studio class can be applied to any true life tale!

Tea, snacks and all workshop materials will be provided.

Story Drafting-

Mine the moments of your life that have all the elements of a lean-in-for-what-happens-next kind of story. Participants will develop the concepts and connection that make stories ring with truth, power, insight, and humor.

Story Building-

Just like a well-built house, well-built stories need a good foundation, solid walls and a door for an exit. In this class, participants will spend time building a launch and a land as well as scenes that make your story come to life using all senses that ground us in a setting.

Story Polishing-

Put the finishing touches on your five minute masterpiece and begin to practice telling it live and telling it like it is. Stage presence, projection, inflection, body language and mic time, will all be addressed in the Master Class. Find your personal story telling style so you can present your most authentic self.

Story Performance-

It’s time to take your story from the page to the stage! In the final part of this workshop, we invite you onto our studio stage with a live mic to share in all your hard work and show off the stories you have crafted. All participants will leave with a digital recording of their final story. Congratulations! You have mastered your first live story telling event!

Now about that Story Slam hat…
Registration is required due to class size limit of 12 participants. Scholarships are available.

Studio Guide: Leta Neustaedter is an arts educator, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, musician and actor. She has been performing in the Treasure Valley for 30 years doing theater, TV commercials and independent films. She sings with the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale, the jazz ensemble Mostly Mary, the pop duo Popsicle, and as a solo artist. She has been a teaching artist for the YMCA and the Treasure Valley Institute for Children’s Arts, and she now owns her own business, Metamorphosis Performing Arts Studio. Leta works with both children and adults teaching private voice and acting lessons, arts education classes in the schools, public speaking workshops, and maintaining a counseling practice. Plus she is now back in school studying music. She has been both a host and featured storyteller for Story Story Night and she is very excited about guiding others on their journey to tell their own stories. Her favorite person is her dog Bodhi.