What is the Jacob Street School?
The Jacob Street School of Storytelling was founded to promote the art of storytelling – the performance of oral narrative in front of live audiences. We offer workshops, seminars, direction, and coaching to explore the many facets of this seed art.
September 20-22, 2019
From Bill Harley, Director
The workshop we’re offering is the first step in a dream I’ve had for many years – founding a school that teaches the art of storytelling. And by storytelling, I mean the speaking of a narrative into the air in a space filled with people.
I view storytelling as a seed art – one that is the basis for many other kinds of expression. To be a master of this art requires a big skill set – good memory, emotional intelligence, an understanding of narrative structure, a facility with language, and skill in the use of the voice and body. It also requires dedication and practice.
My co-leaders in this workshop, Wendy Overly and Clare Murphy, are two very talented and accomplished artists. They are great performers and teachers and have a deep understanding and love of the spoken word. With our complementary skills, I couldn’t be happier about their participation.
It will be a wonderful couple of days.
If you have questions, please contact me at JacobStSchool@gmail.com