French Interactive Storytelling Session

December 31, 2016

Join us on Sunday, April 30th from 4:30-6:30pm for a new storytelling workshop with instructor Sharang Biswas.
Please email coucou@coucoubrooklyn.com to register.  Space is limited so reserve your spot today!
cap: 5 students
*This event is open to intermediate and advanced level students only

 

Description
Stories are one of the oldest ways of transmitting culture across generations. Life lessons, values, and history are all passed down via storytelling. Play, on the other hand, is fundamental method of human learning, and games are increasingly viewed as cultural artifacts in their own right.
So what happens when you put the two together? Interactive storytelling, from Sleep No More to Dungeons & Dragons, has been enjoying a recent Renaissance, but has always been a powerful tool for artistic expression and education.
Join Sharang Biswas in an afternoon of interactive storytelling where you, aided by a few game-like rules, create a story of swashbuckling adventure and intrigue– all in French. An effective way of practicing your French conversation skills, the session also promises to be a lot of fun!

 

About the Instructor
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Sharang Biswas has worked in the field of games and education with institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of the Moving Image, the Montclair Art Museum, the Institute of Play, and NYU. He has produced interactive plays at theatres and galleries, and recently published the board game Mad Science Foundation. He has also helped teach French at the high school and college level. He holds a Master’s from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Dartmouth. You can find him on Twitter @SharangBiswas, or at his website: https://sharangbiswas.myportfolio.com/