Honoured to be teaching at Cape Clear's October weekend this year. This is the festival
where I first volunteered, where I told my first festival story, where I learned from the Experts.
26-28th October inclusive, so arrive on Friday 25th October 2019
Storyteller in Residence: Clare Muireann Murphy
Dublin born storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy has been telling stories since 2006 on stages all over the world including The Globe Theatre London, DramtikkenHus Oslo, and Out of the Box Festival Singapore. She featured twice at the Cape Clear Storytelling Festival (having started life there as a volunteer).
Her work ranges from Irish myths to the political folklore such as her Syrian piece “The King of Lies” to playful pieces like UniVerse which explores where quantum physics, philosophy & mythology meet. She tells the story that is called for in each situation from telling to President Mary Robinson to performing at the Writers Room of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
She teachers, lectures, trains and consults on storytelling and communication. Her clients include NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, BBC Radio 4 and the National Museums of Ireland.
Workshop: BRINGING A STORY TO LIFE:
How do you bring a story to life? How do you animate it so that it engages audiences?
How do you keep it exciting on repeated ‘tellings’? What makes it lift up out of the ordinary into the extraordinary? This workshop will focus on the subtle and not so subtle ways that we can keep our relationship to stories alive. We will work on embodying and inhabiting the characters and the landscape of the story. We will look at how we choose stories, and why we tell them. We will also work on relationship to audience and stage presence. Please bring a couple of stories that you know well. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in easily.