What’s your story? Take time out of your busy world to connect with others interested in fostering a deeper sense of community through live storytelling. In this class, beginning students and seasoned raconteurs alike, will have the opportunity to learn and practice the art of live, first –person, Moth-style storytelling. Work with master storyteller Susanne Schmidt and explore how to find, develop and perform the best version of your story. This class is open to all participants. You will have an opportunity to visit a Moth StorySlam and perform your story on stage in Flynn Space!
Susanne Schmidt is a comedic storyteller, producer, and teaching artist. As a storyteller, Susanne’s work has been featured on WGBH Stories from the Stage, National Public Radio (NPR), Home Box Office’s (HBO) Inspiration Room and CBS Sunday Morning. She is a 2021 recipient of a Webby Award for her story House on Fire and was named the Best of Valley Voices Storyteller by New England Public Media (NEPM) in 2016 and 2022. Susanne is currently a StorySlam Producer for The Moth and the Creative Director for Say it Forward Productions, a company dedicated to helping mission-driven organizations use the ‘power of stories for good.’