WordPlay Storyteller Workshops

  • May 28 (Writer Workshop); June 18 (Speaker Workshop)

  • Show at 6:30 pm

Led by storytelling powerhouses Alan Olifson, regular host of Pittsburgh’s monthly Moth StorySLAMs, and Tami Dixon, Principal Creative and Co-Founder of Bricolage Production Company.

WordPlay workshops are back! Now with two interactive offerings – one for folks looking for help with the storywriting process, and another for those who struggle with public speaking. The workshops are designed to complement each other but can each be registered for separately. Check out a detailed description of each workshop below. Space is limited to just 20 participants and we fill up fast, so act now!

Writer Workshop • May 28, 6:30-9:00pm • Free
with Alan Olifson and Tami Dixon

Have you always wanted to submit a story to WordPlay, but every time you try to record it, you draw a blank? We understand! It’s not easy to write your story, but you don’t have to go it alone. Join us for an evening of inspirational icebreakers, oral storytelling games, and non-traditional writing exercises designed to support your dreams of becoming a WordPlay storyteller. (Okay, maybe your dreams are bigger than that, regardless, we’re here for you!)

Speaker Workshop • June 18, 6:30-9:00pm • Free
with Tami Dixon

Maybe you’re able to compose prose with ease, but fall apart at the idea of being up on stage. We get it – the bright lights, that microphone, and the audience can be intimidating! We know not everyone wants to be a star, but  to be on the WordPlay stage you have to be willing to tell your story yourself. On June 18th, Bricolage’s own Tami Dixon will lead a fun and dynamic workshop to help even the most fearful wallflower blossom.


Accessibility icons for wheelchair access, service animals, audio description, assisted listening, large print programs, ASL interpretation, and Braille programs.




ASL interpretation, Braille and Large Print written materials, assisted listening, and other accommodations will only be made available for these workshops upon request.

Bricolage’s space at 937 Liberty Avenue is designed for wheelchair access, featuring accessible all-gender restrooms and wheelchair seating. Bricolage offers a menu of supports including reserved seating for guests and their companions, mobility aids, comfort items for guests with sensory sensitivities, and more; making requests in the comments section while purchasing tickets helps ensure the support you need is available at your workshop. Bricolage is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all. We encourage you to identify anything that would make your experience more enjoyable by leaving a comment when registering, calling our office at 412.471.0999, or emailing Fred at fred@bricolagepgh.org.