NAMRON Players Theatre's autumn 2019 Storytelling Workshop Series, YourStory, will consist of three workshops. The program runs September through November and is as a part of its documentary theatre project, Lunch Box. The workshops will all be presented at Norman Public Library East, 3051 Alameda St.
"The YourStory workshop series are designed to get participants talking about and telling their own stories." Sheryl Martin, Artistic Executive Director of NAMRON Players Theatre said,"We hope the telling of their stories in these workshops will be the beginning of the process of some of their stories finding their way into our final production of Lunch Box in the Spring."
Participation in the YourStory Series is open to the public and free because of grants from the Norman Arts Council and Oklahoma Arts Council
YourStory Series workshops are:
• YourStory I -- Write Out Loud, 11 a.m.- 1p.m Sept. 21. Storyteller and poet Shaun Perkins will present several exercises designed to promote creative thinking and generate ideas, along with discovering ways to structure a story for an audience.
• ￼YourStory II -- Powered by Improv, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Sue Ellen Reiman and J. Shane McClure will help participants discover how improv games and techniques can enhance storytelling skills. Reiman is managing director of OKC Improv and half of the improv duo, The Grown Ups. McClure is an Oklahoma City actor, director, writer and regular performer with Everybody and Their Dog and The Artful Codgers improv companies.
• YourStory III -- Timeless Tales and Brand New Stories, 10 a.m.-noon Nov 16 . Dwe Wiliams, founder and director of Rhythmically Speaking, will discuss familiar and not-so-familiar fairytales, folktales, and legends. Participants should be ready to share and delve into your own favorite tale.
All of the performance and teaching artists presenting these workshops are on the Oklahoma Arts Council Performing and Teaching Artists Roster.
NAMRON Players Theatre is a Norman nonprofit theatre company dedicated to presenting the original works of Oklahoma literary and performing artists.
For more information on the YourStory Series, the Oklahoma StoryWorks Project, and NAMRON Players Theatre go to the NAMRON Players Theatre Facebook Page or call 928-4161.