The aim of the workshop is to leave attendees with an idea for a story or show of their own, the framework for that show along with knowledge of how to take your show on the road. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to create and tell a 5 minute story of their own. The workshop will be interactive and geared around the ideas and intentions of the attendees.
Jon Bennett is a world renowned comedic storyteller and 6 X JUST FOR LAUGHS AWARD nominee. Jon’s comedy career began in his homeland Australia, and after 14 years in the business he is now known as one of the most prolific storyteller-comedians touring the world.
With a total of 8 one-hour-long individual comedy shows and appearing in over 65 festivals, Jon is constantly performing across the globe making people laugh through exceptional comedic storytelling. He has performed at a number of prestigious festivals such as the Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs in Montreal and multiple times for the illustrious Moth Main Stage Storytelling in the USA.
Topics covered in the Workshop plus a Q&A –
Finding a story: Find out how to structure your story in a way that will keep your audience engaged.
Structuring your story: – Using silence; using breaks; Bookending your story; Finding a beginning, middle and end.
Finding a “trick”: – Explore performance strategies to present your story in a way that is authentic and entertaining.