Why should I attend the Life Stories Institute?

Life Stories Institute participants observe and respond to live teaching demonstrations.

The Life Stories Institute gives you access to The Theatre Lab’s founding directors and renowned faculty in a one-on-one setting. Attendees will develop a fully customized program that meets their needs and interests and those of their communities.

Attendees will also gain access to workshops and breakout sessions that focus on the teaching process, improvisation, rehearsal, and live and film performance techniques. 


  • You’ll receive a copy of the Life Stories Toolkit
  • Visits with past Life Stories program participants
  • Professional networking
  • Ongoing support and mentoring following the Life Stories Institute

Hear from our LSI grads:

I was simply amazed.

It is a jam-packed 4 days of the most interesting material you could ever dream of. The Model Teaching segment enabled me to experience teaching, and to know that being a teacher would be fulfilling to me.

2018 Life Stories Institute grad

I am amazed at what we were able to accomplish in just 4 days.

I walked away feeling like my mind and heart had been opened, and I had been equipped with and trained in important new skills. I love the pace of the training, as well as the many different guest lectures we had.

Actor and Life Stories Teaching Artist

The Institute offers a unique and invaluable experience.

It brings together people from different backgrounds and professions, is incredibly well organized, and does an excellent job of blending the creative and the practical.

2018 Life Stories Institute grad

There are not enough superlatives to describe the experience.

My bottom line: LIFE-CHANGING!