The Storyteller, the Audience, and the Art of Communication

For thousands of years, storytelling and the oral tradition, have been keyways humans communicate life experiences. It helps us make sense of the world, connect, and share information, linking reality with infinite possibilities. The magic of the storyteller is to engage the imagination of the audience, and transport them into different realities.

How do you build this relationship with the audience?

In this fun workshop, we will explore the ways the storyteller engages their audience as the energy flows between both.

As an actor, Joy Richardson has worked at the National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and West End productions. Her film and television work includes: Children of Men, The Long Song, Small Axe – Red White and Blue, and the soon to be released Anansi Boys.

Artistic work: Joy uses oil on canvas to paint the daily rituals of life, as she explores their impact on identity, and a sense of belonging. Exhibitions include Journeys through Childhood, Ritual and Identity and War and Peace. Art website:

Joy has delivered numerous workshops on acting and public speaking. working for the National theatre, the Actors Centre London, Cheek by Jowl theatre Company, and Shakespeare’s Globe.

She is currently researching the myths and stories of Porkknockers, the gold hunters of Guyana and is Kellogg’s Artist in Residence.

This event is free and open to Kellogg members. Refreshments will be available.

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