Actor - Coach - Speaker
Join us for this delightful Storytelling Playshop!
A one-of-a-kind experience for those looking to bring their stories to life.
"Do you have a great story you want to tell, and are just not sure how to begin?
Want to be better prepared, more relaxed and have FUN during your next storytelling adventure?
Then this four-hour workshop is perfect for you!
Whether you are a complete beginner - or an experienced storyteller - hoping to try out for the San Miguel evening of storytelling on August 15, this playshop will help you boost your storytelling and performance abilities, while having FUN in the process!
Through engaging exercises and activities - led by award-winning playwright and performer Eli Hans and improv actor/performer Joseph Bennett - this playshop will help you craft and share a meaningful story that will captivate your audience.
You'll also have the opportunity to practice your new storytelling skills in a supportive environment.
This playshop provides an invaluable opportunity to hone your storytelling skills and make your story come alive.
Please read all of the information on this page, then SIGN UP BELOW.
Eli Hans + Joseph Bennett
"Our stories matter. They have the power to connect us,
to inspire us, to transform us." — Brené Brown
All of us have an amazing story to tell. Yes, even YOU!
A beautiful moment from a well-lived life, filled with precious memories.
An insurmountable challenge (or several) you managed to overcome.
A unique event that might be inspiring to others.
A hilarious or unbelievable moment that changed everything for you.
A unique aspect of your ancestry and how you came to be here today.
A few words from Eli, one of your guides through this adventure:
"Writing and performing my award-winning, mostly solo show Out of The Blue – about my miraculous cancer healing journey - has been the highlight of my creative life, so far.
The process of developing and finally sharing my story with appreciative and receptive audiences internationally, has been beyond my wildest imaginings. (Being nominated in 6 categories by Broadway World L.A. and winning the Encore Producers' Award at The Hollywood Fringe festival wasn't bad either!)
The experience has been so fulfilling and all-encompassing that I’m feeling called to facilitate storytelling workshops from the vantage point of using theatre as a vehicle of personal transformation."
We hope you'll join us on Saturday, July 8, 2023 in this exciting PlayShop!
This creative Playshop takes place LIVE — in our studio theatre in San Miguel de Allende. Our time together is designed to help you
craft and tell your best story, and learn how to captivate your audience.
get comfortable using a mic and actually enjoy the process of storytelling.
learn to trust your instincts.
tame your inner critic and enjoy that freedom!
express yourself authentically to make a true impact.
With the support you'll receive from Eli and Joseph—and the wonderfully supportive space that's created with the other amazing participants—you'll learn to engage, share your story from the heart, and enjoy (and in joy!) the wonderful art of storytelling!
"I've never seen a couple with such perfect synergy. You come from the heart; I felt uplifted and inspired. Thank you for what you bring to us."
— Warren Hardy
There is room for the first 12 people who sign up—and we hope you're
one of them!
Join us on Saturday, July 8, 2023
11-3 pm in San Miguel de Allende.
*Address and directions will be emailed to you after you sign up.
*Minimum number of participants is 6 people.
NOTE: We'll have a mini-lunch break outside, on the terrace. Please bring your own lunch.
Water, juice, hot tea, fruit and cookies will be provided for snacks.
About Your Playshop Hosts
Eli and Joseph have been on stages since they were kids, telling stories, and making up characters.
As adults, they've continued to play on stage! Joseph danced ballet for many years and performed stand uP comedy in San Diego, CA. Eli has participated in many theatrical productions, and wrote and performed his own award-winning, mostly-solo show.
Some of their recent projects and creative endeavors include:
co-founders of San Miguel's performance troupe The Improv People
co-facilitated the Wondrous Writer's Retreat
created and facilitated the uber-successful program: Your Story—Your Legacy: A Unique Page-to-Stage Creative Experience
storytellers and presenters at San Miguel's Storytelling Festival, Literary Sala and the Writers' Conference
facilitators of stand uP comedy, improv, writing, presentation skills, pantomime, and blacklight theatre classes
Eli created and performed (with Joseph) the award-winning musical Out of The Blue
Emcees and auctioneers for upcoming Patronato Pro Niños GALA event in July, 2023
You're welcome to sign up below.
Open to the first 12 people who register.
We're looking forward to PLAYING with you and help you make your story the best that it can be!
Minimum of 6, maximum of 12 storytellers.
PLEASE READ OUR CANCELLATION POLICY
If you need to cancel for any reason you'll receive a FULL REFUND when you let us know in writing up to 30 days BEFORE the start of the program. If you cancel after that, no refund will be given. However, you can apply your tuition towards another of our programs or one-on-one sessions, within 90 days. MINIMUM ATTENDANCE: If our minimum attendance of 6 (six) isn't met, we reserve the right to postpone or cancel the workshop. In that case you can choose to apply tuition as above, OR receive a full refund. You have absolutely nothing to lose. And everything to gain!
A very special THANK YOU to Stephanie Medlock for her guidance, enthusiasm and heartfelt support of the San Miguel Evening of Storytelling and this energizing Playshop!
Thanks for reading... and we hope to see you on Saturday, July 8th for the storytelling Playshop!
Love, Eli and Joseph