Participants discover that trying on someone else’s shoes is a great way to step into character–as storyteller
and as listener. Students learn to embody and tell a story that is important to them. They commit to a project
that unfolds over time in successive steps. They learn without memorizing through exercises. Active listening
skills and peer feedback build community. Performance skills include voice (volume, pace, tone), facial
expressions, and gestures. Grounding techniques develop focus and confidence. We celebrate with a
storytelling concert. Collaboration and flexibility are key elements.
Themes: This workshop provides an opportunity for discussion about belonging in Quebec.
Materials: Paper, pencil.
Grade Levels: Elementary Grades 2-6 Secondary Grades 7-8
Artist Profile: Janet LeRoy