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YourStory: Workshops

This two-Sunday* workshop, led by playwright Sarah Fenner King and improv artist and instructor Sue Ellen Reiman, will explore creating scenes and plays through individual, collaborative, and devised theatre methods. 


The workshop will provide basic methods of creating characters and plots for a theatre script, inspire the creation of characters and conflict in storytelling, and ultimately arrange the rough draft of a play script created through improv exercises.


Playwriting exercises will cover Character Creation, Conflict, Plot, and Scene Writing.


Improv exercises will help participants establish character traits and interactions, develop locations, time periods, and character status, and develop a narrative for their plays.

*Participants are required to attend both Sundays. For the health and safety of attendees, masks will be required. Snacks and beverages will be provided at break times at no charge. Participants may bring their own snacks if desired.

About the 2021 YourStory Workshop Instructors

Sarah King Bartell...

...grew up in Norman and in 2012 co-founded and was the Executive Director for the Namron Players Theatre. She executed all aspects of Namron, from auditions to advertising to fundraising, and handed off the reins in 2019 to pursue her career in theatre. Sarah was House Manager for the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma from January 2019-March 2020. She also writes plays and performs around the metro area. She has participated in numerous 24-Hour Play festivals and Namron Players Theatre produced her short play, Meemaw's Bear Tales, as part of their 2020 New Plays Series. Her newest play, The Little Red Button, just premiered at the Theatre Crude 2021 Fringe Festival in OKC.

Sue Ellen Reiman...

...has performed in the Metro for over 30 years with Reduction Shakespeare; Ghostlight Theatre; Carpenter Square; The Pollard; Oklahoma Children's Theatre; and Namron Player's Theatre; as well as for over 20 years with Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park. Tours and residencies have taken her throughout the state and beyond. She has worked as an Artist in Residence with the Oklahoma Arts Council, and has taught improv and acting with UCO for over 20 years. At OKC Improv she has taught upper level adult and teen classes. She has worked with several area improv groups, including The MiDolls, Artful Codgers, The Grownups, Femme(s) Aquas and, for the last 26 years, Everybody and Their Dog. Offstage she plays disc golf and refuses to give up on the Kansas City Royals (re) taking the World Series.

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