SPECIAL EVENT: 90-minute Storytelling Master Class

Sunday February 23rd

Location : The Kraine Theater, New York, NY

FRIGID New York and The Story Studio Presents Two Storytelling Masterclasses


with Story Studio Instructors Cyndi Freeman and Gail Thomas as Part of the FRIGID Festival


 


90-minute Storytelling Master Class 


with Instructors Cyndi Freeman and Gail Thomas of The Story Studio


Sunday, 2/23/19, 10:00AM – 11:30 AM


 


90-minute Storytelling for Business Master Class 


with Instructors Cyndi Freeman Cyndi Freeman and Gail Thomas of The Story Studio


Sunday, 2/23/19, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


 


To enroll: https://www.frigid.nyc/events/special-event-90-minute-storytelling-master-class


$15 per class 


 


@ The Kraine Theater


85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003


www.frigid.nyc


 


For more information about the FRIGID Festival: 


https://www.frigid.nyc/tags/frigidfestival / 212-777-6088


 


For more information about The Story Studio: www.thestorystudio.org



After presenting two successful masterclasses the Gotham Storytelling Festival, FRIGID New York has invited Cyndi Freeman back to do it again!


 



90-minute Storytelling Master Class with Instructors Cyndi Freeman and Gail Thomas of The Story Studio



This class covers the basics of storytelling for performance. It is perfect for dipping your toes into storytelling waters for the first time, or a quick brush up on your skills if you’re a seasoned pro.



The class consists of exercises that will help you identify and refine a story. Everyone will get to practice telling a story with a partner, and a few volunteers will get the chance to perform their stories for the full group and receive in-depth feedback from their instructor and classmates.



10:00AM – 11:30 AM (90 minutes)



90-minute Storytelling for Business Master Class with Instructors Cyndi Freeman and Gail Thomas of The Story Studio



This class covers how and why storytelling is an invaluable tool for communication in business settings. Participants will be guided in applying the principles of compelling storytelling to communicate more effectively on the job. Brief lectures and hands-on exercises will focus on bringing an emotionally resonant arc to brand biographies, personal anecdotes for professional networking, and vision-into-action stories. Whether it is used for talking about important projects, selling a product, selling oneself to a client or hiring manager, crafting stories for grant proposals, or talking to the press, storytelling is a tool that helps people deliver important messages in a way that is clear, compelling and memorable.



The class consists of exercises that will help you identify and refine a story. Everyone will get to practice telling a story with a partner, and a few volunteers will get the chance to perform their stories for the full group and receive in-depth feedback from their instructor and classmates.



11:30 AM – 1:00 PM  (90 Minutes)



About the Instructors


 


Cyndi Freeman has over 20 years of experience as a storyteller and 10 years of experience as a storytelling instructor, leading classes in storytelling for business, performance and personal growth.



An expert teacher of storytelling for business, she has presented storytelling workshops for a range of organizations including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and nonprofit groups around the world. Past clients include GE, ZenDesk, Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, UNICEF – USA, The 9/11 Tribute Museum, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The New York Public Library.



In addition to her work with The Story Studio, Ms. Freeman has won numerous grants, which have allowed her to work with the elderly, teaching them to craft stories as a way of encouraging them to share their life experiences with others. Her performing credits include performing solo shows at festivals around the world and telling stories at live shows like RISK!, The Moth and The Liar Show. Her television credits include Stories from The Stage (PBS) and The Colbert Report (Comedy Central).



Gail Thomas loves helping each storytelling client find, shape and share their own unique voice. She has taught storytelling workshops to businesses such as Merck, Pitney Bowes, Dentons, Ahimsa Ashram and Hour Children, and young people at the Girl Scouts, ROW NY, Legal Outreach, 826NYC and the Calhoun School.



A former lawyer, Gail has over 20 years of multimedia writing experience. She has worked as a content strategist and writer for McCann Global Health, Pitney Bowes Global UX department, 100Kin10 STEM education network, Wysa AI Life Coach, and PINNA kids’ podcast. As a speechwriter, Gail has written for over 30 live world-class events, such as the Tribeca Film Festival. 



Gail has over 30 years of performance experience, appearing on stage and screen as an actor, storyteller, improviser, and standup comic. Her voiceover credits include David Letterman, Angelo Rules and Beavis and Butthead, and she has appeared in national commercials and on Law & Order SVU. Gail is a Moth StorySLAM winner and performs in storytelling shows and podcasts including RISK!, The Liar Show, and the Story Collider.






About The Story Studio



The Story Studio is an organization that teaches the art of storytelling, with help from some of the most accomplished storytellers across the country. We provide friendly, expert training to help you turn the most meaningful events of your life into unforgettable narratives. We hold regularly scheduled classes in New York City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and online. Corporate workshops and other specialty classes are held throughout the world. Founded in 2011 by Kevin Allison, the host and creator of the critically acclaimed RISK! podcast, The Story Studio believes that the stories we tell not only define us, but also define our world. For more info, please visit www.thestorystudio.org.




About the FRIGID Festival 



FRIGID is an open and uncensored theatre festival that gives artists an opportunity to let their ingenuity thrive in a venue that values freedom of expression and artistic determination. In true support of our Indie Theater Community, 100% of box office proceeds will go directly to the artists whose work is being presented. FRIGID is here to chill out the New York independent theatre scene's ideas of what a theatre festival can be!



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