Upcoming Acting, Storytelling, and Writing Programs 2019



Drama -"Fun with Monologues"

Ages 50+

5 Mondays from 2:00 PM -4:00 PM, from Feb. 25 - March 25. Avenidas, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Bldg. i-2. $100/$125. Call Avenidas at (650) 289-5400 to register.

Learn to create a character for a play or a storytelling event through the use of monologues, a back-story, your imagination, research, knowing yourself, and working with the teacher. Gain confidence in communication skills and enhance your appreciation of theatrical skills.

"How to Read Like an Actor"

Children in grades 3-6

Wednesday, March 20, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Menlo Park Library, Downstairs Program Room, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Register in advance; call John Weaver at (650) 320-2501. Or register online at the library website.

In this fun class, I lead students through exercises in reading aloud in a dramatic, effective voice, skills useful in any presentation—be it literary or nonfiction. 

"Creative Writing"

Ages 50+

8 Wednesdays, 10: AM-Noon, March 27-May 22.. Call Avenidas to register. 650 289-5400. Tuition: $150.Avenidas, 450 Bryant Ave., Palo Alto. (We are back in our newly remodeled building.)

Registration starts 3/4/19

Learn the tools known to experienced authors to create your own poems, stories, memoirs, and essays. We discuss dialogue, scenes, sentence structure, imagery, characterization, story arcs and more. I will make a podcast of your favorite class piece and put it on my website. (And on Avenidas's website - some day soon.)