Ray Caspio

Performance & Teaching Artist

The Art of Storytelling at the Cleveland Museum of Art

I am thrilled to be leading The Art of Storytelling at the Cleveland Museum of Art!

With inspiration from the CMA galleries, you'll share how art has impacted your life. I'll lead you through performance and improv exercises designed to give you the ease to be yourself in front of an audience, as you craft and prepare to perform your personal narrative. More details are below.

Please consider registering! Registration is limited, so it would be great to have you be a part of what is sure to be a fun and inspiring four weeks!

To register and for more information:
http://www.clevelandart.org/learn/workshop/art-storytelling?date=2015-03-07

Class Type:
Workshop
4 Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2015, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
final performance free and open to the public at 2:00 p.m. on March 28

Good stories connect us. They surprise us, they make us think, and they help us understand the world around us. Everyone has a story to tell. Share yours.

In this four-week workshop, led by performer Ray Caspio, with assistance from writing teacher Laura Mlakar, you’ll craft, polish, and perform your own personal narrative. Through exercises to hone performance ability, trips to the galleries for inspiration, and writing exercises, you’ll improve and explore your storytelling skills whether you’re a beginner or an experienced teller of tales. The workshop culminates in a showcase open to family, friends, and the public on Saturday, March 28.

Ray Caspio is a performer, monologist, writer, illustrator, educator, and a veteran of 18 original theatrical pieces. His original work explores queer identity and the performer-audience relationship. In Fall 2014, he conceived, co-wrote, and performed TingleTangle: the lauded Weimar cabaret-inspired evening of personal storytelling from Cleveland’s Theater Ninjas that investigates sexuality, gender, the seeds of oppression, the evolution of hate speech, and compassion’s transgressive power.

Laura Mlakar is an English teacher at Twinsburg High School. She is a graduate of the National Writing Project, and has taught grades 9–12 including AP Language and Composition.

$95/$75 CMA members. Register online or by calling the Ticket Center at (216) 421-7350.

Meet in the Recital Hall. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring a notebook and pencil.

background photos by Frank J. Lanza Photography, courtesy of Theater Ninjas
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Ray Caspio received a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship. The Fellowships is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Funding for the Fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga County residents through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.