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May 02 - December 31, 2024

Storytelling Workshop at Lincoln

Lincoln Park Cultural Center • 2045 N. Lincoln Park West ChicagoIL  60610 Organized by Chicago Park District

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Narrating Our Lives at LincolnLife is filled with moments and each of those can be worthy of story. How do we learn to narrate the stories of our lives? This one day workshop will help you identify significant moments from your life, decide on a workable structure for telling your story, and explore techniques that make compelling performances.
This workshop is provided by Visiting Artist Willa J.Taylor.Ms. Taylor is adjunct professor at DePaul and serves on advisory boards for the theater schools at University of Illinois at Chicago and Northern Illinois University. Taylor is a writer and storyteller who performs nationally. She is a contributor to Arts Integration in Education: Teachers and Teaching Artists as Agents of Change, published by Intellect LTD; and to Applied Theatre with Youth: Education, Engagement, Activism, published by Routledge.
Ms. Taylor is the former Walter Director at Goodman Theatre, and the creator of GeNarrations– a personal narrative storytelling program for people 55+. In her 16 seasons at Goodman, she created 14 new education and engagement programs, including InterGENS, which partners seniors and teens to create original narrative performances that address community concerns; and Divergent Discourse, an initiative that uses storytelling and theatrical practices to build capacity for social service organizations like Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers.
Instructor Permission is required to register for this workshop. Contact the park for more information.

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Culture and Arts - Event - Theater


Lincoln Auditorium at Lincoln Park Cultural Center


May 02 - December 31, 2024

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


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Lincoln Park Cultural Center

2045 N. Lincoln Park West ChicagoIL  60610

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