'I thoroughly enjoyed Ariella's seminar on Storytelling. She created a very trusting circle between the participants. The exercises were engaging, creative, and helpful, leading each of us deeper into our material and process. Ariella's exercise of repeating the same story twice assisted me in getting over my anxiety of moving between drafts.' (A.B.R.)
'Arielle Eshed's workshop on Storytelling for Writers was an innovative approach for experienced and novice writers (of fiction and nonfiction) to open up to the process of how a story is conceived and conveyed. The exercises and theory presented had the attendees invigorated and enchanted.' (P.T.)
'[T]he seminar with Ariella was wonderful; a connecting experience at the same time as being a great day of learning the art of the story for itself and as it applies to opening perspectives.' (S.R.)
This daylong intensive workshop will look at the art of storytelling and how effective storytelling will dramatically improve your writing, whether fiction or nonfiction.
In this seminar we will explore narrative and story structure, referring to examples from traditional tales to personal stories. We will look at characterization and performance skills for storytelling and see how they sharpen your writing. Over the course of the day, participants will be able to practice improvising and telling stories in a fun and safe environment.
The day will include:
Ariella Eshed has directed work around the UK, including celebrated events such as Edinburgh, Camden and Brighton Fringe Festivals, and prestigious venues such the Soho Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith and Tate Britain. Her many credits include 5 Kilo Sugar, The Boy Dressed in Violins, Married to the Game, Yerma, The Bald Prima Donna, The Mythical Melting Pot, A Public Kind of Privacy and Ya’akobi and Leidental.
Ariella has taught extensively in the UK, Israel and abroad. Currently teaches storytelling at the Actors Centre and at the City Lit (UK). Past experience includes the National Theatre Education Department (London), and facilitating and directing plays in the Mountview, East 15, and ALRA drama schools. Her workshops on Physical Characterisation Techniques (PCT) have been taught internationally.
Ariella is also the artistic director of the Tik-sho-ret Theatre company which gives a platform for Israeli and Jewish theatre in the UK and collaborates with artists and organizations from diverse cultural and artistic background, www.tik-sho-ret.co.uk.