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TALES OF THE TRADE: Story Telling Class for Hospitality Workers
November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Calling all restaurant workers! Join us for a story-telling workshop to share the ups and downs of your job!
TALES OF THE TRADE: A STORY-TELLING WORKSHOP FOR RESTAURANT AND BAR EMPLOYEES WITH RAE BINSTOCK
We’ll start by sharing and recording experiences. Learn fundamental skills/tools to shape those experiences into a narrative or performance. The desire to be heard is often met with resistance from gatekeeping about the tools to speak. Let’s smash down that gate! By the end of the three-week program, each participant will have a small script — play, short film, performance art, etc. — developed from their own history and emotions. Everyone will leave with what they need to keep pushing forward into more creative expression.
Participants in this program will be encouraged to lead future workshops to help more restaurant and bar staff share their job experiences in our quarterly story-telling program, Tales of the Trade.
This is a two-part program offered Tuesdays, November 9, and 16, 1 – 4 pm. This program is offered free to anyone currently employed or furloughed from a job in a restaurant, bar, coffee house, etc. While free, registration is required. To register online for this program, please click the button below. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457.
Rae Binstock grew up in Cambridge, MA, and earned her B.A. from Columbia University, where she was mentored by David Henry Hwang and Ellen McLaughlin. Her plays include land of no mercy, That Heaven’s Vault Should Crack, and We Are The Light of the World, and have been produced and developed at venues such as the T. Schreiber Studio, the New Group, the Lark Development Center, Landing Theatre Company, the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival, Salt Lake Acting Company, The Hearth Theater, The Fresh Fruit Festival, and Stella Adler’s Playwrights Division. Rae is a Dramatists Guild Fellow, a Rita Goldberg Playwrights Workshop Fellow at the Lark, Emerging Artist Fellow in Dramatic Writing at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting from The New York Foundation for the Arts. She has been awarded residencies by Art OMI, the Wassaic Project, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, PLAYA Summer Lake, and Writers at Dairy Hollow. She is also a contributing writer at Slate.com, a Princess Grace Award finalist, and an O’Neill Conference and SPACE at Ryder Farm semifinalist. Rae served as the Writers’ Assistant on both FX Networks’ FOSSE/VERDON and Apple TV’s upcoming comedy Schmigadoon. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her cat, Black Cat.