The Flame: Storytelling Intensive and Performance Opportunity


Vancouver International Children's Festival Society and the Flame


Apr. 8, 2019

Call for Artists Description: 

Open to emerging artists, 19 years and older non-union performers who are finished or in mid-training. 

This spring, Deb Williams is offering 2 intensive storytelling workshops for emerging performers. Deb will share her 30 years of storytelling and comedy knowledge, giving you tools to create and share compelling stories. This inclusive, demanding, and supportive workshop is focused on learning and growth. 

New to storytelling? Bring a short, interesting personal anecdote, and Deb will work with you to get it performance ready; for stage. It has to be true, about you, and told in less than 5 minutes. Challenging and loads of fun.

Already a great storyteller? Improve your creation, performance skills, work towards a one person show. Bring well-honed stories ready to perform; these stories still have to be true, about you, and told in less than 5 minutes. The weekend will involve working on these and newly generated stories.

Workshop dates: April 13-14 10am-4pm or April 27-28 10am-4pm. 

One of a Kind too. Creation Project. 
A select group of participants will be invited to create a new piece of theatre for with a one week run at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival. One of a Kind too will be created/rehearsed May 6th – 27th performed on Granville Island May 27th to June 2nd, 2019. The participants will meet and work with professional theatre producers, sharpen their storytelling and creation skills. You will also see other performances from around the world and connect with emerging artists from around the Province. Participants will receive a performance honorarium.

How to Apply: 

A $50 registration fee, to hold a space. This will be refunded on completion of the weekend. Register for either workshop in Vancouver: 

For more information or to register:

Contact Name: Deborah Williams
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (604) 708-5655


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