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Write Your Life ~ From the Page to the Stage

  • The Art of Living Retreat Center 639 Whispering Hills Road Boone, NC, 28607 United States (map)

Afraid to tell your story? Does the idea of speaking on stage give you goosebumps? Develop your grit and know-how with actor and writer Ann Randolph. In this interactive retreat, you’ll transform your fears into innovative, creative performance.

Inspired by the breathtaking mountains and your dynamic guide, you will discover your own unique, powerful story and the transformative fulfillment of speaking it out loud. Through writing exercises, group discussion, and improvisation, you will feel supported by like minds, all connecting, creating, and speaking your stories.

In this innovative retreat, you will:

  • Discover your own story and the confidence to tell it

  • Explore how to structure the narrative in a compelling way

  • Enjoy the power of connection and collaboration with others

  • Experience the self-discovery and joy of writing, sharing, and performing

  • Cultivate a fearlessness in speaking your truth through dynamic activities

  • Overcome performance anxiety and release your inner critic through improv

You’ll leave with your personal story you write and perform and the courage and self-confidence to share it with anyone. 

This retreat is appropriate for all, especially those interested in personal essay, memoir, solo performance, and self-discovery. 

Reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield is recommended.


Special Event Show:


Featuring Ann Randolph.

Show Description:

Inappropriate In All The Right Ways Takes The Audience On An Audacious, Disastrous And Glorious Ride That Culminates In Audience Members Taking The Stage.
What if our tragedies were our greatest triumphs? Our public self was our most private and the worst and the best moments of our lives turned out to be the same?
Join Ann Randolph in a unique theatrical experience where sharing her story, from never paying rent by living in boats, tents and mental institutions to hooking up with Mel Brooks for an off-Broadway run, invites you to experience and express the miraculous in your own.
As Randolph has taken INAPPROPRIATE across the country, countless people, red, blue, old, young, right, wrong, short, tall — people different from each other in every discernible way — share, accept and embrace what makes us all of us human.


Ticket price: 
Free for all workshop attendees
$20 GA, $45 Dinner + Reserved seating (in front of house**) 

Join award-winning NYC Broadway comedian, Ann Randolph as she takes comic catharsis and outrageousness to a new level with her solo tour-de-force, Inappropriate In All The Right Ways.