Do you have a story to tell but don’t know where to start? Do you want to join the First Time Stories fun but feel unprepared to get on stage?

We are conducting a series of workshops to help you get to the heart of the matter and speak your truth with honesty and power on stage, in conversation, on film or wherever you want to be heard.

If you are a woman interested in an ongoing writing and performance group, check out our Big GRRRL Circle.

Finding Your Story: 6 hour workshop, $125
taught by Vali Forrister
Saturday, Jan 23rd, noon to 6 pm
In this one-day workshop, you will discover, write and share 2-3 personal narratives from your life. You will find the best way into telling the story, which extraneous details to eliminate and how to polish for performance. You will also give and receive feedback from others in the class, an invaluable tool in honing your best stories.


Finding Your Voice: 4 week class, $200
taught by Vali Forrister
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm $200
Feb 23
Mar 1, 8, 15
So, you already have your story, but you are unsure about public performance. You know what to say but not how to say it. You have anxiety around public speaking. In this 4-week workshop, you will gather the tools to be authentic and at-ease in front of an audience. Class size is limited to 6 participants. All should come with a well-crafted 4-7 minute personal story. Participants will be featured tellers at First Time Stories on Friday, Apr 1.
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Emotional Connection: 4 week class, $200
taught by Vali Forrister
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Jan 19, 26
Feb 2, 9
This 4-week course combines exercises from the Meisner Technique with writing exercises to help students gain greater access to their emotional truths and greater awareness of emotions present in relationships and work dynamics. This course is geared toward the non-actors who are seeking to deepen their emotional authenticity in every day life.