An inspiring storytelling workshop on Sunday 22 November 2020

Storyteller and teacher Raphael Rodan will conduct a workshop teaching you the basics of writing and performing an inspiring personal story for theatre. He will invite you to explore a personal story of yours in a totally different perspective than you have ever thought of it. You will take this story and shape it, learn some basic storytelling techniques and play with sketching engaging characters and strong arcs. This workshop is for you if you are interested in learning how to tell powerful personal stories, crafted from your memory. Raphael will guide you through the steps that you afterwards can apply yourself with any other story.

The theme of the workshop will be strangers and what it means to be strangers to each other. How do you describe a stranger and why is it so important how you look at and treat somebody you don’t know. Through various theatre exercises you will learn about yourself, each other and the invisible string that binds us all together.

In short, join us for an inspiring theatre workshop and explore how stories connect us through our shared humamity.

Date and time

Sunday 22 November 2020

14:00 – 15:20 First session
15:20 – 15:40 coffee break
15:40 – 17:00 Final session


Zaal 3
De Constant Rebecqueplein 20A, 2518 RA Den Haag
(15 minutes by tram or bike from the Central Station)

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All levels of experience welcome, no preparation needed. Non-storytellers/non-writers and professionals will both equally find relevant information and can practice their skills.


€39 / participant. Follow the link to buy tickets in the STET Ticketshop! There is a maximum of 14 tickets available for the workshop. Click here to book your spot!


This location is fully accessible. STET aims to make its programme accessible for all. If you have any request or have any special needs, please contact Berta Cusso, STET production manager on production@theenglishtheatre.nl.

About the workshop leader

Raphael Rodan (from Israel, lives in Amsterdam)

Raphael Rodan is an award winning theatre maker and storyteller. He graduated in 2008 from the School of Speech and Drama in Harduf in his country of birth, Israel. He continued his actor training at the Actors Temple in London. He worked in Israel as a theatre director for Arab and Jewish young actors, using theatre as a bridge for communication. Since his move to Europe he runs storytelling workshops and performs all over the continent. In 2018 he became the Artistic Director of the Amsterdam Storytelling Festival together with Sahand Sahebdivani.

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STET Education

This workshop is part of the STET Education programming. Since 2013 STET Education offers workshops and performances at schools or in the theatre, and since 2016 we also have open workshops for individuals led by international performers. We highly value the direct contact with teachers, students and audience members. Our successful education department is in touch with over 300 international and Dutch schools nationwide. Yearly over 2000 students at primary and secondary level are involved in STET Education programmes. Theatre education has proved to be a unique way of learning, gaining insights in drama techniques, storytelling, communication and most importantly learning about oneself.

For more information and bookings, please get in contact us at education@theenglishtheatre.nl
or +31 6 20 43 1919