Finding Your Voice
This class explores what it means to have a voice – in society, in a meeting room, in artistic practice, in public speaking situations, or in personal relationships. Students will use techniques drawn from The Theatre Lab’s award-winning Life Stories methodology to discover exactly what they have to say and to gain power and confidence in saying it. Each student will focus on the communication scenarios most important to them, with the dual goal of empowering the self and gaining concrete skills.
Online Class: Our Winter 2021 classes will take place entirely online via Zoom. Classes require live participation at the scheduled times using your own device. Zoom is most effective when used on a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Students using a cellphone to access class are likely to experience reduced functionality that may limit their ability to participate fully in class. Please review the technical requirements necessary to take part in an online class before enrolling. If these requirements pose any difficulties for you, please let us know.
Financial Aid: In an effort to make more classes financially accessible to students during the COVID-19 crisis, we are offering more financial aid than ever. If attending our courses at this time at full price would be difficult for you, please apply for assistance. Winter 2021 financial aid applications are due by January 4, 2021.
April Harris is a storyteller, performer, life coach, and project manager. She has facilitated storytelling workshops at the Torpedo Factory and led interactive performance workshops for veterans and business professionals. She has performed for The Moth, The Theatre Lab, the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore at the Shakespeare Theatre, and in the HBO documentary “We Are Not Done Yet.” April has trained in Theatre for Living, Theatre of the Oppressed, and Playback Theatre, and is a graduate of The Theatre Lab’s Life Stories Institute. She earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of North Dakota and has been an adjunct instructor at George Washington University. She served honorably in the United States Army for 26 years.