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Workshop: Story Mining, Structure & Performance w/ David Crabb

  • The New Movement 616 Lavaca Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)

Beginning Saturday, August 19 @ 12p-3p
COST: $45 (class size capped at 12)
TEACHERS: David Crabb

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In this all-level workshop, students will learn to mine their experiences for personal narratives. Through the use of exercises involving theme, details and story structure, each student will leave class with a compelling 5-7 minute story. Learn methods to mine for stories from your past experiences. Find out how to structure your story in a way that will keep your audience engaged. Explore performance strategies to present your story in a way that is authentic and entertaining.

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Instructor Bio

David Crabb is a writer, teacher and storyteller in New York City/LA. He is a Moth StorySLAM host and 2-time Moth SLAM winner. His solo show BAD KID was named a New York Times Critics’ Pick. A memoir based on the show is out now, published by Harper Perennial. David has instructed at NYC's People's Improv Theatre, Kevin Allison's The Story Studio & Upright Citizens Brigade. He is a storytelling mentor for vets and care-givers through the Wounded Warrior Foundation and is currently lead instructor for The Moth's High School Slam Program. This Fall will release his original storytelling series, "Stories In Session," featuring stories from and interviews with the nation's best-known storytellers.

We begin new classes every few weeks. If this one is sold out or held at an inconvenient time, look for our next class session here.

Our improv and sketch class sessions consist of 8 weekly, 2 hour sessions, and a recital show performed in front of an audience.

New class sessions start all the time; at $225 each for improv, $250 each for sketch. Ideally, students continue in the same time slot from Level 1 onward, but if you need to switch to another time or need more info about our Level 2-Level 5 classes or internships, please contact TNM’s Conservatory Director (Nola –, ATX –

We also offer sketch writing classesteam building workshops for businesses and corporationsweek-long and weekend intensives, and kids and teen comedy classes (NOLA only).

Earlier Event: August 17