Storytelling Instructor Adam Wade (20-time Moth Story Slam Champion, NPR, NY Times) will teach you how to gain a clear understanding of structure, arc and theme. In this advanced class you will develop strategies for generating a slew of ideas for stories about your family and community. You will be in a supportive environment, one of camaraderie and growth. Prerequisite: Magnet Storytelling.
"Mr. Wade is an enchanting storyteller." - New York Times
Adam is a well respected and seasoned teacher of his craft. Besides proudly teaching storytelling here at the Magnet since 2010, he has conducted workshops at the United Nations, UNICEF, Breakthrough Human Rights Organization, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), as well as Fleishman Hillard, Edelman, Makerbot, Sir Kensington's, and ADP. He has also taught special advance storytelling classes for students at CUNY Grad School of Journalism and Pace University.
For the last fourteen years, Adam has been a fixture in both the New York City storytelling and comedy scenes. He's the winner of 20 SLAMS at The Moth (18 StorySLAM victories and 2 GrandSLAM Championships) with 20 different winning stories.
He's toured across the country with The Moth Main Stage and has been featured on NPR's The Moth Radio Hour and The Moth Podcast. His stories have also been heard on NPR's Snap Judgment, NPR's All Things Considered and locally on WNYC.
He's performed on shows such as Magnet Theater's Armando Diaz Experience (guest monologist), Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's Asssscat 3000 (guest monologist), Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, Whiplash, Sweet, Mortified, and RISK.
He's been profiled in the New York Times, The New Yorker Magazine, and Time Out New York and has appeared on HBO's GIRLS, Comedy Central's Inside with Amy Schumer, ESPN, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He has also written for New York Times, New York Press, Glamour Magazine, ESPN The Magazine, and Hoboken Reporter.
'Writing Comedy for Live Storytelling: An Interview with Adam Wade' is featured in the Mike Sacks (Vanity Fair Comedy Editor) book And Here's the Kicker - Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers About Their Craft. Hear Adam talking about storytelling on the Magnet Podcast!
In Autumn 2015, Adams debut live storytelling/comedy album "The Human Comedy" was released by Comedy Dynamics/New Wave Entertainment and made it up to #3 on the iTunes Comedy Chart.