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Queens Origin Story Workshops

 

Fail Better NYC is offering no-cost workshops for Queens residents looking to explore either live-storytelling or graphic design.

 

The goal of both workshops is to explore your Queens origin story and what that could mean to you. In other words, the moment or experience that cemented that you are from Queens and felt connected to this borough will be expressed through live-storytelling or graphic design. Live-storytellers will experiment with how to tell a 5-8 min true story from their lives, on stage, in front of a supportive audience. Design students will learn how to use basic design elements and principles, as well as Adobe Illustrator, to create a visually striking piece of art.

Throughout, the live-storytellers and designers will have opportunities, in a casual setting, to meet and openly discuss where they are with their Queens stories and designs. The Intro to Live-Storytelling and Intro to Graphic Design workshops will each meet for 7 sessions and will culminate in a free storytelling-gallery event, located in Queens and open to the public.

Participants will also leave the workshop with either a free video of their performance or a free print of their design.

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WORKSHOP ELIGIBILITY


There are only a few requirements to enter our workshops:

  • Queens residents

    • This class is made possible thanks to the Queens Council of The Arts, and will be offered to Queens residents only

  • Availability / commitment for sessions and storytelling-gallery event.

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LOCATION

 

The Hunter College Theatre Department:

 

The Baker Theatre Building

151 East 67th Street

New York, NY 11102

 

The final Storytelling-Gallery event will take place in Queens. 

Exact location TBD.

SCHEDULE

 

Workshops begin the last week of March, 2023, and will run through mid-May on a weekly basis. Full schedule coming soon!

How to Apply


Through our simple online application, we will choose students via a lottery system to make it as equitable as possible.

 

The application window will open on Thursday December 1st, 2022. Be sure to submit your application by Friday, February 10th, 2023 at 11:59pm. Metrocards can be made available for those in need. Not sure if you're ready to apply? Keep scrolling to learn more about each workshop.

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