They say everyone has a story. We say you have a lifetime of them. The trick to telling your story effectively is holding your listener’s attention. And from the bar to the boardroom, a well-told tale makes the best impression.
At The Story Studio, you will learn the art of storytelling, as taught by some of the most accomplished storytellers in New York. We provide friendly, expert training to help you turn the most meaningful events of your life into unforgettable narratives. Connect with The Story Studio today. Because you’re ready to be heard
What Our Students Are Saying About Us:
“The confidence I gained in The Story Studio’s storytelling class is like nothing else… I can’t imagine being successful without that confidence now!” –Alison L., Writer
“Taking The Story Studio’s class was one of the best decisions I ever made.”–Ian F., Comedian
“The Story Studio’s 9-week workshop provides phenomenal insight and guidance that helps bring stories to a higher level of meaning, entertainment and affect for the audience.”–Gerry S., Entrepreneur
In August of 2009, Kevin started the live show and podcast RISK!, where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public. Soon after, he began teaching true storytelling to businesspeople, stage performers and folks who just want to work on conversation skills. “I’ve worked with some of the best storytellers and teachers in New York, creating exercises that build on an individual’s skills at mapping out series of incidents, bringing scenes to life in vivid detail, and using your personality to make the telling of the tale engrossing. It’s so exciting to see how much everyone improves. I feel honored and grateful that I love this work so much.”
David has been a member of NYC’s Axis Company Theatre since 2003, developing original material in New York and Paris and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. His one-person show, Bad Kid, was met with critical acclaim and opens for its second NYC run in 2012.
In addition to directing and one-on-one coaching, David has taught storytelling at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and received an interdisciplinary MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
He has over 10 years of experience helping business’s around the world tell their story through their product. In the past, he has worked with clients ranging from The Black Eyed Peas to Toyota, Bacardi, CLIF Bar, and American Express.
Christopher holds a faculty position at the NYC design and entrepreneurial campus General Assembly, where he coaches and trains entrepreneurs in the start-up scene.
MICHELLE WALSON is a writer, director, and producer with a passion for comedy. As a founding producer of the storytelling show RISK!, she’s work-shopped stories by a wide range of performers and writers, from SNL’s Rachel Dratch and Jenny Slate to This American Life’s Starlee Kine and Elna Baker.
Michelle was a developmental editor for Michael Showalter’s memoir, Mr. Funny Pants, and has taught storytelling at The People’s Improv Theater, The Story Studio, and the 2012 Women in Comedy Festival. Michelle holds a MFA in Film Production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, a MS in Television Production from Boston University, and a BA in Creative Writing from Brown University. Her short film, Chin Up, is currently playing at festivals around the country.
Dawn J. Fraser is a humorist, storyteller, and national speaker based out of New York City. She is the Host and Producer of ‘Barbershop Stories’, which features storytellers performing true tales in a salon in Brooklyn. Dawn delivers speeches and workshops about the nature of stories to develop vision, identity, and leadership potential, and has worked as a storytelling instructor with The Moth’s Community Outreach Program. She has performed on storytelling shows nationwide and has been a featured performer along with Neil Gaiman on The Unchained Tour. She loves being both a twin and a Trinidadian.