Events & Workshops


ONE-DAY COURSES ADVANCED CLASSES STORY SALONS & SHOWS
One-Day Storytelling & Listening Workshop
NYC Dates: September 21, October 26
12 Week Master Class (New York): Stay tuned for upcoming dates Narativ Story Salon (New York): June 5
One-Day Storytelling & Listening Workshop
London Dates: July 6, September 21
Master Class Weekend Workshop (London): Stay tuned for upcoming dates What Happened? Storytelling Night (London): June 22

 

One-Day Storytelling and Listening Workshop

One-Day Storytelling & Listening Workshop in New York, NY

A group of strangers walks into a room and forms a circle.
They tell their stories.
They listen to one another.
Something happens.

Details: Experience what participants have called essential, empowering, and utterly transformational. The full-day Narativ Personal Storytelling & Listening Workshop draws from anthropology, psychology, performance and neuroscience to teach the art of listening, as well as essential tools to build successful stories. Participants are led through collaborative exercises and receive personalized coaching and feedback on their stories.

Whether you want to shape your stories into art (film, book, live performance), or you are working on your professional story for career enhancement, your business story for leadership and entrepreneurial success, or your personal story for your own development, this workshop gives you the foundation for excavating and understanding how to communicate who your are and what you do through your story.

Where: Balance Arts Center, 3rd Floor, 34 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001

Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET)

Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET)

One-Day Storytelling & Listening Workshop in London

A group of strangers walks into a room and forms a circle.
They tell their stories.
They listen to one another.
Something happens.

Details: Experience what participants have called essential, empowering, and utterly transformational. The full-day Narativ Personal Storytelling & Listening Workshop draws from anthropology, psychology, performance and neuroscience to teach the art of listening, as well as essential tools to build successful stories. Participants are led through collaborative exercises and receive personalized coaching and feedback on their stories.

Whether you want to shape your stories into art (film, book, live performance), or you are working on your professional story for career enhancement, your business story for leadership and entrepreneurial success, or your personal story for your own development, this workshop gives you the foundation for excavating and understanding how to communicate who your are and what you do through your story.

London Special: Refer A Friend One-Day Storytelling Workshop, $96 if you refer a friend and they sign up contact jane@narativ.com for promotional code and details

Where: Diorama Arts Studios, 201 Drummond Street, London, NW1 3HP

Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Narativ Story Salon and Storytelling Nights

Narativ Story Salon in New York, NY

Details: Join us on June 5th for the Narativ Story Salon! The intention of the Narativ Story Salon is to create a supportive listening environment in which any story can be told. Bring family, friends, and co-workers to learn about the Listening and Storytelling Method, work on your own stories, and listen to others. By the end of the evening, people will be telling stories and listening openly, without judgment. Storytellers will also have the opportunity to be recorded/filmed with the chance of being featured on our web site. A personal link to your story will be made available so you can share your story with anyone or keep it for yourself. There is no need to prepare, just tell the story that wants to be told and let the listening give your story its shape! The Salon is open to everyone, whether you have attended a Narativ Workshop or not!

Where: Balance Arts Center, 3rd Floor, 34 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (ET)

What Happened? An evening of true stories, London

Details: Every 6 weeks a group of strangers get together in a room in London. Over the course of a day, Narativ teach them to find, shape and tell their stories. By the end of the day they are Storytellers. And they are no longer strangers… this is the power of personal story.
This evening is a chance for ten people who have worked with Narativ to tell their stories to an audience live for the first time! We can’t tell you what the stories will be about because they’re not created yet, but expect to be surprised. You’ll hear stories of everything and anything – of magic, adversity, desire and hope – stories to make you laugh and cry, sometimes even in the same moment…
The rules are very simple: The story must be 6 minutes or less and told without a script or notes. It must be true and be about something that happened to the teller. The story has to answer the question “What Happened?”.
Come and be inspired by these true stories with us – created live in the moment, and shaped by the listening of the audience. And maybe next time it’ll be you up there!

Where: Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD

Thursday, June 22nd, 2014 from 8:00pm to 9:45pm (including interval)

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Narativ Advanced Classes

Master Class Workshops in New York and London

Details:This course, for alumni of the One-day Storytelling workshop, builds on the foundations laid on that day. The methodology and techniques introduced at the first workshop revolve around the importance of listening and the stripping back of storytelling to the simplicity of ‘What Happened’. This in itself can produce great insights for both the teller and the listener.
The Narativ Masterclass takes us further by practically exploring story elements in more depth – use of detail, use of dialogue, use of juxtaposition; how a sense of place, a sense of time, use of the senses can anchor a story. We also look at story structure and introduce the performative side of storytelling more explicitly. Ultimately we work with the three elements of Connection – with your story, with your body and with your audience. What exactly is the process of taking a memory out of the consciousness, crafting it as a story and communicating it to the listener?

Dates: Stay tuned for upcoming dates

Two Men Talking


Two Men Talking

“Our highest recommendation! One of the most deeply affecting experiences you will ever have in a theater.” New York Theater Buying Guide.

Details: 
Originally work-shopped at the Young Vic in London, Two Men Talking is the live performance of a friendship which began in Johannesburg in 1974 between Narativ’s founder, Murray Nossel, and Paul Browde. Created anew each time, the show has been performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, throughout South Africa and the West End in London, where it was selected as Time Out’s pick of the week. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Performance:
- Date TBD. Please check back here for updates.

Past Performances Include:
- February 5-8, 2014: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at the University of California Davis
- December 2, 2013: Commemorating World AIDS Day at St. Luke’s Hospital, New York, NY
- November 12, 2013: Columbia University’s 20th Anniversary Celebration of the movie Philadelphia, NY, USA
- June 5th, 2013: American Family Therapy Academy 2013 Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA
- April 25th, 2013: Playwrights Horizons Theatre, NYC, USA