The Story Lab at Olin
Co-Founders and Directors: Jonathan Adler and Gillian Epstein
Stories connect us – they build identity and community. The Olin Story Lab advances Olin’s mission of “engineering for everyone” by designing and coaching storytelling experiences. From expert speakers to brand new storytellers, we work with a range of individuals and organizations to amplify stories that might not otherwise be heard.
We offer a highly personalized and collaborative process grounded in literary practice, the performing arts, and psychological science. In the Story Lab, we use our experience as teachers, editors, consultants, and directors to empower storytellers with ways to create and share inspiring stories that foster self-awareness and build increasingly empathic and inclusive communities.
We have worked with leaders who already have a big stage and everyday people who have never stepped on stage: college presidents and college students, non-profit organizations and professional societies, university faculty and staff, high school students and K-12 teachers, professional writers and those just getting started. And yes, even those who never even thought about getting started. (We grew this practice by teaching storytelling to engineers).
All of our work is personalized, so please reach out to us to discuss how we might collaborate with you!
Scenes from past Story Lab projects
Watch Previous Story Lab Productions
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