Ann Randolph
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Ann is a popular guest presenter at universities, mind/body/spirit centers, and conferences across the country. She’s  also taught hundreds of creative workshops for teens and adults of all ages and abilities. Many of her workshops offer CEU credits and can be tailored to fit your program needs. A partial list of these centers and universities include:



Omega Institute


School of Osteopathic Medicine at UMNDJ

University of Santa Cruz

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Psychotherapy Networked Symposium

Otis College


Beyond Baroque Literary Center

Georgia College

Wesleyan University

Ohio University


Wells College

Yoga Oasis Hawaii

Maya Tulum  Retreat Center

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center

Merrimack Repertory

Empire State College NY

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

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This is an invitation for you to discover your own unique and powerful story and the profound transformation that occurs when speaking it out loud. You’ll learn to trust your creative impulses, embracing all of who you are.  By becoming the author of your own life and learning how to tell your own story, you will not only learn to craft your experience into a compelling narrative but you will also unleash a sense of purpose in your own life you never thought possible.

Through writing exercises, group discussion, and improvisation we will support one another in creating and speaking our stories. This is a workshop for those interested in personal essay, memoir, solo performance, and self discovery.


Topics include:

  • writing to stimulate memory

  • story structure

  • creating spontaneously

  • writing on our feet

  • overcoming performance anxiety

  • releasing yourself from the inner critic

  • transforming ideas/stories into performance




Sharing Your Life Story from Page to Stage
Write Your Life Through Improvisation
Healing Power of Story
Writing and Mindfulness
Living the Creative Dream
Creating Unforgettable Characters
Painfully Funny:  Finding the Funny in our Darkest Hour
Transform Your Inner Critic(s) into Compelling Characters

These workshops can be formatted for half day, full day, 3 days, one week, one month, and year-long residencies.

Work with Ann one-on-one

Ann is available for private coaching or consultation on your next project. For more details, please contact Ann using this form or email


What people are saying… 

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"Ann Randolph is a multi-tiered invitation and adventure in interiority, grief, healing; and her teaching touches a part of my heart that brings me to my knees…laughing, sometimes crying. Ann is a master teacher."

Alanis Morissette, singer, songwriter, author

"I value every second of every moment I have spent in Ann’s workshops.  She has brought inspiration and light into my world as an artist I didn’t know existed. For that I will be forever grateful.  Without her I wouldn’t have written my play, it wouldn’t have been produced at two highly regarded theaters in LA, nor would I have had a dreamlike run at an Off-Broadway house in New York, and I wouldn’t be in talks with a “very big” MAJOR publishing house and a notable Literary Agent about any of this - if it hadn’t been for her - her talent, genius and generous guidance."

Michael Bonnabel,

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“Ann Randolph is a magnificent teacher. That’s why I’ve returned to study with her again and again. I’m a seven-time published author and I teach writing all over the world—and Ann is my go-to teacher. Every time I study with her, she jumpstarts my writing, helps me tap into my deepest material, and pushes me right over the edge of my comfort zone—exactly where I want to be because that’s where the creative jewels are found."

Laura Davis, Santa Cruz, CA,

“My week in Ann Randolph’s workshop was simply incredible. She is an exquisite teacher. Skilled, compassionate, funny, inspirational. So talented! So creative! Perfection in an instructor. We had the joy of watching her perform her hilarious new show, Inappropriate In All the Right Ways, one evening at Hollyhock. What a gift! She is a wickedly funny comedienne who was able to drop in and bring a depth and humanity to her characters which was deeply moving. My work took on a new depth and I began to feel that I might be able to actually write this play. I can say with a full heart that her workshop changed my life.”

Michelle Martin,

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"To work with a master of her craft is rare, for she has wisdom and patience, humor and honor, irreverence and fearlessness all in her toolkit; Ann Randolph keeps company with the Muse, in cornerside joints as well as pristine beaches; her  Inspirational Artistry - whether she is performing or inviting the artist in you to com out and play -   is an alchemical experience. She employs a grounded yet fluid,  seasoned skill set to help you soar."

Kate Brenton, educator + lomilomi practitioner

“A retreat with Ann is always a gift. The sprouting of relationship within the group - from stranger to the fullness of friendship - is quite beautiful. I think that it is because of Ann that this happens. She is the gardener. As she provides the conditions that we need to bloom, we do, indeed bloom. She is real in a world where that is not easy to find. Her spirit...the essence of who she is...bonds us, her students, to one another. There is a proverb that says “The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet perfume and incense.” You will find that heartfelt counsel at a workshop, with Ann.

Jennifer T. Roberts, writer

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“This workshop in Kauai has opened my heart and shifted my entire being toward alignment and wholeness. Ann creates and holds space that is both safe and creatively charged ~ it’s a curious space, curiously safe, to the point that you can’t catch up with your subconscious as it surfaces through old and hardened armouring, and gently shows you what you might need to see in order to become lighter and more authentic. Wow. I could never have imagined this experience happening in one week. I am so grateful for this unique opportunity: to practice breaking through those old fears and express!!! Revealing and feeling my true feelings and then transferring them onto paper has made my writing more real and more raw, and the process of writing has become more engaging and purifying."

Carly Papagiannis, songwriter

"Before meeting Ann I was figuratively and literally lost; she gave me the platform for self-discovery and enabled the growth of my creativity, spirituality, and self-belief."

Michael Montondon, Student

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