Theatre Workshop!

Ramsdell Theater to Offer Cultural StoryArts Workshop

July 18, 2017, Manistee, Michigan.  Storyteller, Writer and Narrative Consultant, Jenifer Strauss of Story Be Told in Traverse City, Michigan will be offering a special Cultural StoryArts Workshop for the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts Kids Series on July 25, 2017 from 10am – 12pm. Children between the ages of 8-14 years of age are invited to participate in this unique opportunity.

Strauss has designed this workshop for kids who love story, drama, acting and art making! In fact, her promotion says, “Calling all story lovers, drama queens and goofy kids” so all are welcome! Participants will warm-up with fast-paced theater improv activities and storytelling activities and then become immersed in telling and acting out their own versions of three folktales from world cultures. The story telling will be followed by art projects related to each culture. Participants will engage in a folktale from Australia called “The Singing Snake” and then make an aboriginal instrument known as a Didgeridoo, a haunting tale from Japan called, “The Boy Who Drew Cats” followed by a lesson in rice paper painting and finally, an Anishinabek (Native American) story from Michigan called the Legend of Leelanau along with making original dreamcatchers.

A former classroom teacher of ten years, Jenifer Strauss discovered that the human brain is hard-wired for story and that people think, learn, and imagine in narrative.  In 1993 she combined her passion for teaching and storytelling to found her narrative consulting business, Story Be Told to help educators, organizations, and individuals use STORY to connect, communicate, and achieve goals. 1993, founded her consulting business, Story Be Told. Traveling nationally, Jenifer delivers over 300 presentations a year, offering dynamic and unique story performances, keynotes, writing workshops, and trainings along with long-term involvements as an Artist-in-Residence. For more information:

The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts is focused on optimizing an irreplaceable regional center for cultural, educational and social activities through programming excellence, fiscal stability, strong community partnerships and committed volunteers. Sign up here to reserve your spot today! Class fee is $20 per person.