Date & Time: Thu, Apr 04, 2024 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


2045 N. Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60610

Fee: $0.00

Age Range: Adult

Age Description 18 and up

Categories: Family Fun Night Out in the Parks Theater


Using Viewpoints to Hone Your Storytelling Performance

Viewpoints is an acting technique that helps you understand how to use your voice and your physicality to enhance your storytelling and presentation skills. In this workshop we will delve into the five vocal viewpoints that voice actors use to narrate stories and practice how you can deploy them for your performances.

This session will include examples of how to create and differentiate characters from you as narrator, and how to use gestures to embody performance. Through play and practice, you will hone not only your voice but your physical storytelling.

Join us for a fun-filled, playful, interactive workshop that will help you become a more complete storyteller.

Bring a snack and a story you have written or use provided material.

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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