Jules Corriere is a playwright, screenwriter, and radio show writer specializing in Community Performance, a genre utilizing a community’s oral stories in performance as a way to promote greater understanding and develop relationships between people from diverse backgrounds. Over forty of her plays have been produced in the United States, England, Scotland, and Brazil. She writes a story-based radio show and podcast at the International Storytelling Center, which is broadcast on local NPR. She is an ALM Candidate in Creative Writing and Literature at Harvard. Her short screenplay, “Standing in Line,” recently placed in five international film festivals.
Sample Programs Offered
Everyone has a story. I work with participants in a fun and engaging experience that uses a “storytelling game” which immediately connects participants with each other. We begin by asking a central question and then, in pairs, each person shares a very short (2 minute) story, experience, or memory in response to the question. The partners retell the story back to the storyteller, utilizing active listening. Sharing of these stories continues as they move into groups of four. At this point, the groups choose a story to “put on it’s feet” and act out. Groups perform their stories for each other, and the process is repeated at different sessions until a collection of stories is developed for performance. The group rehearses scenes weekly, and the process culminates on a public performance that features the true life stories of the participants.
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