Calendar

Oct
25
Mon
VIRTUAL – Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage: an Online Workshop (Session #1) @ Zoom
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
VIRTUAL - Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage: an Online Workshop (Session #1) @ Zoom

The focus of “Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage” an online workshop is on storytelling performance and techniques to stream live online. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “performance-ready.” The workshop begins on the Monday evening with attention paid to each participant’s individual set-up, along with breakout rooms for story work. Then, the workshop will continue Thursday-Sunday for 2-3 hours per day, including a Saturday evening online performance for friends and family October 28-31, 2021.

Thursday and Friday’s sessions continue group and partner exercises with individual feedback designed to smooth rough edges and polish your story and performance.

On Saturday evening the group meets at 6:30pm to double check our tech set-up, with the performance beginning at 7:00pm. Connie emcees the performance and introduces each storyteller. You will have the option of recording your own story on Zoom. (Please note: the performance will only be for workshop participants and not open to the public.)

Sunday afternoon, each participant has group focused time to reflect on her/his performance and then receive individualized feedback, appreciations, coaching, and suggestions from Connie and the other participants.

This workshop provides a supportive, affirming atmosphere to nurture storytellers’ performance skills and confidence.

More information can be found on here.

Oct
28
Thu
VIRTUAL – Continuing Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage: an Online Workshop @ Zoom
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL - Continuing Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage: an Online Workshop @ Zoom

The focus of “Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage” an online workshop is on storytelling performance and techniques to stream live online. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “performance-ready.” The workshop begins on the Monday evening October 25th with attention paid to each participant’s individual set-up, along with breakout rooms for story work. Then, the workshop will continue Thursday-Sunday for 2-3 hours per day, including a Saturday evening online performance for friends and family October 28-31, 2021.

Thursday and Friday’s sessions continue group and partner exercises with individual feedback designed to smooth rough edges and polish your story and performance.

On Saturday evening the group meets at 6:30pm to double check our tech set-up, with the performance beginning at 7:00pm. Connie emcees the performance and introduces each storyteller. You will have the option of recording your own story on Zoom. (Please note: the performance will only be for workshop participants and not open to the public.)

Sunday afternoon, each participant has group focused time to reflect on her/his performance and then receive individualized feedback, appreciations, coaching, and suggestions from Connie and the other participants.

This workshop provides a supportive, affirming atmosphere to nurture storytellers’ performance skills and confidence.

More information can be found on here.

Dec
3
Fri
In-Person: Taking Your Story to the Stage, 3-day storytelling intensive @ Asheville, NC
Dec 3 – Dec 5 all-day
In-Person: Taking Your Story to the Stage, 3-day storytelling intensive @ Asheville, NC

The focus of this “Taking Your Story to the Stage” 3-day workshop is on storytelling performance. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “stage-ready.” Set in Connie’s home tucked in the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, NC, this workshop provides a supportive, affirming atmosphere to nurture storytellers’ performance skills and confidence.

“Taking Your Story to the Stage” is open only to those who have previously studied with Connie. If you have not had this opportunity and/or Connie has not heard you tell a story, a private coaching session may be required. More information can be found on here.

There are now a limited number of partial scholarship funds available for “Taking Your Story to the Stage” workshop. You can apply for up to 1/2 of the cost of tuition. A special thanks to those who are supporting the scholarship fund. Contributions to the fund are always welcome.

Even if you are not available for the workshop, please join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her workshop tellers in an enchanting evening of storytelling in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” The event is hosted by the Black Mountain Center for the Arts on Saturday night December 4, 2021 at 7:30pm. Call the Center for advance tickets (828) 669-0930.

Dec
4
Sat
In-Person: A Slice of Life – An Evening of Stories @ Black Mountain, NC
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
In-Person: A Slice of Life - An Evening of Stories @ Black Mountain, NC | Black Mountain | North Carolina | United States

Join nationally celebrated storyteller Connie Regan-Blake as she hosts her storytelling students for another stellar performance of unique voices in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.”   The Black Mountain Center for the Arts theater is just a short drive from Asheville, nestled in the picturesque mountains surrounding the area.  Enjoy a great lineup of storytellers who are participating! Connie will emcee the evening and also share a story. 

Saturday, December 4, 2021. ​Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 7:30pm. Advance tickets are $15, or $20 on the day of the event, or at the door, if available.  Call the Center for tickets at (828) 669-0930, or order online.  

Connie’s three-day workshop, “Taking Your Story to the Stage”, emphasizes storytelling performance and supports participants in taking their next step.  As part of this workshop, her participants have the opportunity to exercise these new stage skills in a formal performance setting. The last four “Slice of Life” shows have been sell-outs – so get your tickets early!

“The Round Robin of storytellers at Connie Regan-Blake’s “Slice of Life” show gave me a rare listening treat. Each story was as unique as the voice that told it. What great fun to hear a mountain art form so well-spun!”

–Donna Marie Todd
storyteller, singer and story workshop leader