The Tempest Summer Story Workshop

A New Workshop from Shakespeare in Action

Come step out of your comfort zone and join Pete Smith and Shakespeare in Action (SIA) in the fun online story-telling workshop for folks over 55. Tell a story. Tell your story.

Over the course of six weeks, you will be guided through Shakespeare’s beloved play The Tempest, and along the way, participate in exercises that inspire and empower you to write and tell compelling personal and fictional tales.  This program will align with SIA’s youth summer programs and may include opportunities for intergenerational story-sharing.

Each class begins with a physical and vocal warmup and over the 6 sessions together you will explore The Tempest, a story about self-isolation, letting our children go, and forgiveness.   Everyone is encouraged to participate, no matter how familiar or not you are with the story.

Storyteller/instructor: Pete Smith – for 35 years he has worked coast to coast to coast as a professional writer, actor, director, story editor, dramaturge and producer working in theatre, film, television, radio, and podcast. A creator/teacher who has worked with students from 5 to 90 in communities, at universities, in high schools and colleges. From new works to the classics, from collective creation to one man shows, from the Banff Centre to the Blyth Festival, from Magnetic North in Newfoundland to the New Play Centre in Vancouver, Pete has been telling, gathering, and listening to stories his entire life.

Platform: YWALC virtual Zoom

Cost: Free to people 55 and over

Registration: Contact Danna to register, space is limited – class size maximum is 12.

June 29th to August 17th, Mondays @ 10:00am, Holiday Aug 3rd