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Solo Storytelling with Lisa L. Kirchner


Tell your own story!  A 3-week workshop designed to help you create, write, and perform an 8 to 10-minute solo piece.  
If you’re considering developing a solo show, creating a TED Talk, or just want to understand what makes a compelling narrative, this workshop is for you. We’ll mine your personal history to develop a stage-ready tale, whether it’s about your fraught love life, a nagging medical condition, or a bad haircut. Award-winning performer and teacher Lisa L. Kirchner offers exercises to hone your story to shine a light on a universal truth. We’ll work with stakes, characters, and other techniques to help you take risks with your material. This class will result in a polished piece you’ll perform with the Andi Matheny Acting Studios via Zoom. Suitable for storytellers of all levels. We're offering this workshop at a big discount from the usual tuition cost so take advantage! 

"Lisa worked with each of us, using her skills as a story crafter to help each of us distill and refine our stories. She coached every one of us to evolve from reciters of facts to crafters of engaging and moving personal histories."  - Marita Lynch

3 Saturdays starting August 8

1 - 4pm

Performance Sunday night August 23



Taught online via Zoom

Class size is limited - Age 18+ only

Author, journalist, and performer Lisa L. Kirchner brings diverse talents to the classroom. After a career spent heading up international marketing for various organizations, Lisa's life took a U-turn when she moved to India to study yoga and meditation. Back in New York City, she began teaching yoga while writing what would become her critically-acclaimed memoir, Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar.  During that time she began performing, becoming a story coach for The Moth, a veteran of several solo shows, and now she's a guest on HSN. She created and hosts St. Petersburg's monthly storytelling show, True Stories. More at

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