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Newtown Theatre slates storytelling event


The Newtown Theatre will hold its second annual storytelling workshop, “Awakening the Hidden Storyteller,” and its third annual public storytelling event, “A Wild Ride on the River of Time: Stories of the Past, Present & Future.”

The workshop will take place from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, and the storytelling event is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10.

At the workshop, limited to 25 people, participants can take part in a low-stress, fun-filled introduction to the essential elements of storytelling, story listening, and story creating. They will emerge with a newfound confidence in their ability to create compelling spoken stories from personal memories, traditional folklore, and pure imagination. No experience is necessary.

The workshop will be led by Robin Moore, who has made his living for 40 years as a professional storyteller. He is also author of the award-winning storytelling instructional book, “Awakening the Hidden Storyteller,” and has served on the faculty of the Master of Arts Degree in Storytelling Program at The Graduate Institute for 20 years.

Workshop participants are invited to audition to tell a story at the theater’s March 10 public storytelling event. The theme is “A Wild Ride on the River of Time: Stories of the Past, Present & Future.”

The event will feature six storytellers exploring the sometimes hilarious and sometimes terrifying aspects of the passage of time. If life is a river, time is the current which carries us from cradle to grave; sometimes rapid, sometimes meandering, but always pushing us onward to the sea.

This event is recommended for adults. It is not a children’s storytelling event.

Workshop participants will audition for the performance slots and the amateur storytellers who are chosen will receive one-on-one coaching from Moore to prepare for their appearance on stage.

Tickets for both the workshop and the storytelling event are available at: