Performance essays are all the rage. In this five-week storytelling class, Moth GrandSLAM winner, comedian, and master storyteller Dave Ross will teach you how to be a storytelling pro. You’ll do fun, improvised storytelling drills, learn about the structure of performance essays, and explore ways to use your stories to boost your writing career. Dave will show you how to transform relationships gone bad, family feuds, adventures, and life’s minutia into two riveting five-minute pieces that are the perfect mix of vulnerability and comedic vavoom. He’ll even teach you how to expose your narrator’s flaws while also persuading the audience to root for you. By the end of the class, you’ll have crafted two polished stories and be ready to blow the competition away at the Moth. You’ll get targeted feedback on your tales to help you polish up your diddies and you’ll perform one of them at a show at Writing Pad!
Instructor: Dave Ross
Dec. 6, 13, Jan. 10, 17, 24 (5 Sunday afternoons, 2:30-5:30 p.m.)
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $415 (includes snacks and tea and performance)
Location: Writing Pad East (688 S Santa Fe Ave., Apt. 312, Los Angeles, CA 90021)
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Dave Ross is a stand-up comedian and storyteller based in Los Angeles,CA. He is a Moth GrandSLAM winner, a regular performer on Risk! and KCRW’s UnFictional, was featured on WTF with Marc Maron, and recently told a story on Comedy Central’s Drunk History. He performs everywhere his presence...Read More »
CANCELLATION POLICY: All sales are final and there are no refunds. Credit may be offered based on class availability. If you can’t come to class, call or email us as far in advance as possible. We will do everything we can to fill your spot, but we can’t make any guarantees. Credit eligibility is not based upon your reason for being unable to attend a class; it is based upon the timing of your credit request and our ability to fill your spot. If we find someone to take your place, you will receive class credit minus a $10 processing fee. Otherwise, your payment will be forfeit. To use class credits, you need to sign up for class in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 323.333.2954.