The Flame: Storytelling Workshop with Deb Williams
Friday, September 22 & Saturday, September 23, 2023
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (with breaks)
Location: Port Theatre in the Harmac Room
Participants must be 18 years or older.
Personal Storytelling is good for you. Not just “eat your veggies” good-for-you, but “I love my life” good-for-you!
Deborah Williams, award-winning actor, one of the creators of Mom’s the Word, and co-founder of The Flame in Vancouver and Victoria and beyond, is hosting an exciting storytelling workshop at the Port Theatre. In this 2 day intensive, Deb will share her decades of storytelling experience, giving you tools to create and share compelling stories. This inclusive and supportive workshop is focused on learning and growth.
The workshop is both challenging and loads of fun. Suitable for beginners and experienced storytellers.
This is a TWO-DAY workshop, and participants must be able to attend both days (Sept 22 and 23, 10am – 4pm each day). Price for both days is $80.00 (plus $3.50 order fee). Register online or call the Ticket Centre. Space is limited.
The Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation The Flame: The Nanaimo Stories follows on Sunday Sep. 24th @ 2pm
About Deb Williams: storyteller, actor, Director, playwright
Deb Williams is an award-winning actor, playwright, producer, and comedian, working across the country in the world for the past 3 1/2 decades. Deb is one of the co-creator/stars of the five Moms The Word plays enjoyed by nearly 2,000,000 people in 19 countries and 14 languages. Deb is a co-founder, and the artistic producer of The Flame, Vancouver’s premiere storytelling event just starting its 15th season. Her one-person show “Taking Off” premiered at the Belfry Theatre, where she has been an associate artist for the past decade. Deb graduated from Studio 58 and is a community organizer, creating art, festivals and celebration wherever she lives. For the past 15 years, Deb has been a personal storytelling teacher, coach, facilitator and consultant supporting over 1000 tellers of all ages, gender, sexual orientations, cultural identities and mental and physical abilities as they find their voice, and share, entertaining and meaningful stories about their fascinating lives.
“Having participated Deb Williams’ story workshops in various formats over the last years, I can confidently say that she brings together these key elements to her story-telling workshops: 1) in-depth knowledge of the story-telling form; 2) demonstrated skill and experience as a performer – actress, story-teller, dramaturge, director; 3) excellent organizational skills for promoting her “product” and thus ensuring financial success and greater awareness of the value of story-telling; 4) rigorous yet flexible workshop content and formatting; and above all 5) the ability to guide participants in finding the true purpose of their story and how best to present it, no matter how in-experienced, confident, or terrified they may be. She also is fun, warm, witty, and deeply empathetic with the participants, without slipping into a love-fest or therapeutic exercise.” – Marylee Stephenson, M. A., Ph.D., Author