60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey: Breaking the 4th Wall Brings a Story to Life
by Diane Wyzga | May 11, 2022 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello to you listening in Oak Harbor, Washington!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey with your host, Diane Wyzga.
Question: What’s the difference between a stage play and storytelling? Storytelling removes the 4th Wall.
Imagine 3 intersecting rings each one representing the teller, the listener, and the story. The magic of storytelling happens where all three elements come together to organically create the story that wants to be told. The listener is engaged in the creating, not passively observing behind the 4th Wall.
What’s the 4th Wall? The 4th Wall is a theater convention in which an imaginary wall separates actors from the audience. The actors never acknowledge the existence of the audience, the story, the play, or scene. Instead, they focus all of their attention on the fictional world they’re in.
Looking at a stage play through the invisible 4th Wall the audience can know the story but the story cannot know the presence of the audience. Storytelling breaks the 4th Wall to engage with the audience. The story becomes aware of itself.
In order for you to truly engage in a story – personally or professionally – you must invite, relate to, and connect with the listener and the story.
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Stories From Women Who Walk Production Team
Podcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story Arts
Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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