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NHTP Storytelling Festival & Scene Study

January 26, 2019


NHTP Adult Education in February

Storytelling Festival & Scene Study Workshop

NHTP offers on-going adult workshops and masterclasses at West End Studio Theatre that are designed to allow professionals and communities members alike an opportunity to develop skills, explore creative passions, and build lasting connections to their peers.  We are excited to present the workshops and performances of the 3rd Annual Storytelling Festival.

 3rd Annual Storytelling Festival
Sponsored by Heinemann Publishing

Featuring guest storyteller Simon Brooks
Simon Brooks is a storyteller who has entranced audiences for over 10 years.  He has performed in the UK, and in the USA where he has resided since 1994.  His tales, both live and his award winning recordings, combine the intensity of solo performance with the intimacy of face-to-face conversations, delighting all. 

Friday, February 8, 2019 - Workshop
6:30pm - 9:00pm
One Voice, Many Characters with Genevieve Aichele
  • Learn a variety of vocal techniques to increase the flexibility and suppleness of your voice, and vary tone, pacing, volume, and coloration while storytelling.  For performers, teachers, and public speakers of all interests and abilities.  Bring a story to explore - personal, business, or a traditional tale.
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - Workshops
Off the Page: Storytelling & STEM with Catherine Stewart
  • Whether you’re an educator, a parent, or a professional, this workshop will use science, technology, engineering and mathematics to spark compelling story-making. Through the techniques of docu-drama participants will use real world experiences, phenomena, and theories to construct and present stories based in subjects across the curriculum.
Fast Track to Storytelling with Simon Brooks
1:00pm -3:30pm 
  • Learn exciting and funs ways to use your voice, body, and presentation skills to tell both traditional and personal stories with unique personal style.  Fracture fairy tales, change points of view and put your own spin on storytelling to create vivid and exciting experiences for your audience.
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - Performance 
8:00 pm
Loves Labors, Loves Lost by Simon Brooks
  • It's not Shakespeare! Sometimes the happy ever after takes hard work, sometimes it comes naturally, and sadly, sometimes it is lost. In these tales, British storyteller Simon Brooks will lead you merrily through many types of loves labors and losses with a smile and wink on his face. Simon will bring the worlds of his to life in front of you, so he all but vanishes, leaving only you and the story.
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - Performance


  • Storytellers Showcase with Simon Brooks, Pat Spalding, and special guests.

Single Workshop - $50
Single Workshop (2)  Performance Tickets - $70
Two Workshops - $90
Two Workshops (2) Performance Tickets - $105
Three Workshops - $120
Three Workshops (2) Performance Tickets - $130?
Single Performance Tickets - $20



Adult Scene Study Workshop
Instructor: Kate Kirkwood

Tuesdays, Feb 12 to March 5, 2019 - Snow Date March 5
6:30-9:00 pm- Fee: $140
This workshop will focus on script and character analysis, physical and vocal skills, and multiple approaches to scene and/or monologue work using different acting techniques.  Specific content will be tailored to individual participants.  There will be an optional opportunity for a final recital performance.  Kate Kirkwood has worked as an artist in the schools, producer, director and actor for 40 years. Her experience includes stage and screen,  touring and regional theatre.  At NHTP, Kate has recently appeared in It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play and The Odd Couple (Female Version) and she was Asst. Director for Men on Boats.  In addition to educational, community and professional theatre, Kate has worked in corporate training helping managers, trainers and speakers hone their skills.  She is a nationally certified trainer, author and frequent speaker including a Tedx talk in May of 2018. 


Since 1998, New Hampshire Theatre Project has been providing nurturing professional environments for youth, artists and community members to be inspired and transformed through the art of theatre. 

NH Theatre Project is located at West End Studio Theatre 

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