Training and consulting for Storytelling Teachers & Producers

Storytelling belongs to everyone. Beginning, Middle and End and all the magic on the way, are things that live in our DNA. It has been practiced since before the written word and its required elements are in all of us. Some people have studied what works well in storytelling, and Janna is one of them. Having taught and directed theater, improvisation and story-crafting for over 17 years, she has a unique perspective on story and performance.


With a wish to see as many people in as many different communities practicing storytelling as possible, Janna has been greatly enjoying supporting people who want to teach storytelling. She gladly shares the tools she has developed over many years-- specific games, exercises and activities that teach everything from narrative structure to emotional honesty to use of sensory detail to overcoming stage fright-- along with approaches that help people know they are safe & supported while being challenged. She is available for phone consultation, in-person meetings and private classes for groups. 


If you want to start live storytelling events in your neighborhood, business or other community, Janna consults on this as well. Her own show, Here Chicago, has been playing to sold-out theatrical houses for over 5 years. She knows things about community-building, curation, booking, publicity, and most importantly, how to create an event that is based in respect of the people it belongs to. Storytelling events are not just entertainment. They are opportunities for discovery, generosity, unity, and revitalization.


If you are interested in teacher coaching or consultation on producing storytelling events, please use the contact page to inquire. 

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