Serving the Story: Crossing Narrative Borders (Fall 2020)

10/29/2020 - 12/17/2020




  • $299.00  -  General
  • $249.00  -  New Student




Sessions: 7 Thursdays
Session Dates: Oct 29, Nov 05, 12, 19, Dec 03, 10, 17
Session Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time


Serving the Story: Crossing Narrative Borders

Oct 29 - Dec 17
6:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time

Instructor: Carey Friedman

How a script is structured supports an underlying belief system of how reality is constructed.  Traditional western structure is often not inclusive of realities outside of a Judeo-Christian ideology.  This class will examine texts from Asia, Africa and Indigenous America to explore how belief systems create story and structure that serve essential creeds of the community.  Students will use these concepts to create dramatic work that challenges, explores and supports their own personal patterns and structured realities.

Carey Friedman is a writer and yogi in Chicago.  He has been teaching film, theater and experimental writing at Columbia College Chicago for over twenty years, and also offers his service as a writing mentor. As a yoga and meditation teacher, Carey creates with the intention of stories functioning as medicine while also aligning with the body's subtle energies.  Carey facilitates strengthening the muscles of the imagination, ensuring access to a deeper connection to one's personal story while also shedding light upon alternative solutions to the larger narrative of culture.  

Classes will be held via Zoom. Instructors will send out Zoom invites one day before class begins. We encourage students to setup a Zoom account for themselves before class if they have not already to ensure when class begins you are able to jump straight into the art!

Sessions/Weekday 7 Thursdays
Session Dates

Oct 29
Nov 05, 12, 19
Dec 03, 10, 17

Time 6:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time

This class is ideal for students with experience ranging from beginner to advanced.

No class on Nov 26.