This October, join us for the inaugural Life Stories Institute - a four-day intensive learning experience that will train service providers, educators, theatre artists and others from across the country how to teach our award-winning Life Stories Program in their own communities.
The Life Stories Program is a proven curricular model that teaches people from typically marginalized populations - including incarcerated youth, seniors in assisted living facilities, and homeless women in substance recovery - how to create original dramatic works for the stage and screen using their real-life experiences as inspiration.
We are now accepting applications for the Life Stories Institute class of 2014. To ensure individual attention, attendance is limited to 16 participants. Attendees may also be eligible for continuing education credits.
Apply for the Life Stories Institute now. Application requirements include a work resume, a theatrical/arts resume (if you have one), statement of purpose, two letters of recommendation, and a $20 application fee.
The Life Stories program has been nationally recognized and is the subject of a new documentary film, How I Got Over by director Nicole Boxer. The film about our Life Stories work with the women of N Street Village will be released at AFI DOCS in Washington, D.C. this June. Learn the latest details here.
The Life Stories Program was also the subject of The Theatre Lab Director Deb Gottesman's November 2012 talk at TEDxCharlottesville.
Application and admission dates and tuition rates are:
Early Admission Period (June 2-July 16, 2014):
Regular Admission Period (July 17-September 3, 2014):
Please contact Deb Gottesman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 824-0449 for more details.