"If you are really serious about changing lives through the arts, the Life Stories Institute is the choice you must and should make."
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Life Stories Institute and Online Course

Apply for the Life Stories Institute | Register for the Life Stories Online Course

The Life Stories Institute and Life Stories Online Course train participants in The Theatre Lab’s award-winning Life Stories methodology. The training enables participants to help others create original films or plays using their life experiences as inspiration.

The Life Stories Program has a profound impact on participants of all ages, backgrounds and skill sets. Individuals build their self-esteem, strengthen communication and collaboration skills, stretch their creativity, and gain many other benefits and skills.

Join Us for the Life Stories Institute

The Life Stories Institute is a four-day, intensive learning experience for anyone interested in harnessing the power of the dramatic arts to encourage wellness, inspire empathy and drive positive self-expression in their community and/or workplace. 

The next Life Stories Institute will be held October 6 – 9, 2017 (Columbus Day weekend) in Washington, DC. Learn more about the Life Stories Institute and apply now. To ensure individual attention, attendance is limited.

Announcing the New Life Stories Online Course

The Life Stories Online Course is a virtual learning course consisting of videos, quizzes, reading and experiential exercises designed to help participants build the skills to develop and teach their own Life Stories program. It takes about three hours to complete, but includes a wealth of resources to explore at your leisure.

Which Option is Right for Me?

 

Life Stories Institute Life Stories Online Course

  Who is it for?

  • Educators
  • Social service providers
  • Life coaches, artists of all kinds
  • Human resource professionals
  • Employers
  • Volunteers
  • Anyone looking to make a difference.  
  • The Life Stories Institute is for people of all ages, backgrounds and skill sets.
  • Acting or teaching experience is not required.
  • Educators
  • Social service providers
  • Life coaches, artists of all kinds
  • Human resource professionals
  • Employers
  • Volunteers
  • Anyone looking to make a difference. 
  • The Life Stories Institute is for people of all ages, backgrounds and skill sets.
  • Acting or teaching experience is not required.

  Benefits

  • Receive intensive training and one-on-one mentoring from The Theatre Lab’s award-winning faculty, including the founding Directors.
  • Build your professional and personal network.
  • Receive ongoing support and counseling from The Theatre Lab.
  • No travel or additional expenses are required.
  • Learn if Life Stories is right for you or your organization.
  • Gain resources and skills needed to start sharing the transformative Life Stories method.

  Certification Level

All attendees will receive the certification required to teach the Life Stories Program

No certification

  Cost

$920 for early-bird registrants (deadline to apply for this rate is Sunday, July 9).

$995 for regular registrants (deadline to apply for Life Stories Institute is Sunday, September 10)

 

$195 for individual log-in

$850 for an organizational membership (maximum of 5 users)

If you register for an individual license of the Life Stories Online Course, you are eligible to receive $195 off your enrollment in the Life Stories Institute.

  How to Participate

The Life Stories Institute (apply now) will be held in downtown Washington, DC at The Theatre Lab on Columbus Day weekend, October 6 - October 9 

Take the Course anytime from anywhere.

 

Please contact Deb Gottesman at deb@theatrelab.org or (202) 824-0449 for more details. 

The Life Stories program has been nationally recognized and is the subject of two award-winning documentary films, How I Got Overa full-length feature by director Nicole Boxer [now on Netflix], and The Life Stories Project, a short film by Michael O. Snyder.

The Life Stories program was also the subject of Theatre Lab Director Deb Gottesman's TEDxCharlottesville talk.