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The Woodshed Storytelling Workshops

  • Chopin Theatre 1543 West Division Street Chicago, IL, 60642 United States (map)

"Anyone can tell a story. What sets apart someone telling a story and a stoyteller is craft."

Don Hall has been telling stories on stages since 1999 and was the host of The Moth StorySlams from 2011 - 2016 which means he’s told and heard a LOT of stories. He's taught workshops for theater, improvisation and storytelling in 19 states and three countries.

The Woodshed is appropriate for storytellers of all experience levels but is NOT designed to coax you into telling your first story. This is advanced work; there will be homework.

For first time tellers, we recommend contacting Scott Whitehair.

Six individual Woodshed workshops include:


  • Universal Commonality
  • The Architecture of the Tale
  • Openers and Closers


  • The Music of Speech
  • The Theater of the Thing
  • Combining Craft and Truth

All comprise a holistic approach to the craft of storytelling. Included with each workshop is time for individual critique and exercises to improve both your presentation and expand your toolkit.

Cost is $120.00.

All workshops are held at Chopin Theater, 1543 West Division Street
Saturdays, October 14 through November 18
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Drop-ins are welcome ($25.00 cash) for individual workshops.

Earlier Event: October 21
The Woodshed Storytelling Workshops
Later Event: November 4
The Woodshed Storytelling Workshops