The date for Mixed Bag, the next Greenwich Historical Society Story Barn performance, has been moved from Friday, Feb. 1 to Friday, Feb. 22.
The performance will be the culmination of a workshop led by performer and comedienne Bonnie Levison where would-be raconteurs study how to craft and deliver a compelling yarn based on personal experience. During the workshop, participants will learn about the principals of storytelling and the development of ideas. They will then craft the arc of their stories and fine tune their presentation skills for the final performance.
Space is still available for the workshop, which will be held on Feb. 6 and Feb. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Historical Society Vanderbilt Education Center. The theme for Mixed Bag, the Story Barn performance on Feb. 22, will showcase the diversity of the workshop performers and their stories.
According to Ms. Levison, “The old maxim that everyone has a great story to tell has never held truer than in our own community. You’ll be touched, surprised and thoroughly entertained.”
Ms. Levison has been performing standup comedy and storytelling on a wide variety of stages for many years. She is a storytelling instructor for MothShop, the community and corporate education program for The Moth, a nonprofit organization based in New York City dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. She also founded the Nantucket Comedy Festival.
The Story Barn Workshop fee is $100 for members and $125 for nonmembers. Advanced registration is required.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for the Mixed Bag Story Barn performance on Feb. 22. The performance begins at 7:30. The cost for members is $15, nonmembers $20. Beer, wine and light snacks will be served.
To register for the workshop or reserve a space for the performance, call 203-869-6899, ext. 10 or visit Greenwichhistory.org. Space is limited.