Everyone has a story to tell, and we want to help you share yours! At Ex Fabula Storytelling Workshops, experienced 
storytelling coaches guide you through hands-on, small group exercises on the following topics:

  • Finding your story: Why storytelling is important and powerful and how to select a great story to tell
  • Crafting your story: How to structure your story for maximum impact
  • Telling your story: Tips to practice before you take the stage

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Meet a few of the Storytelling coaches


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photo by Kat Schleicher

Megan McGee, co-founder and Executive Director of Ex Fabula, has sought out story slams from San Francisco to Philadelphia and bared her soul onstage at several. She has planned and coordinated events for Ex Fabula’s regular season as well as the Terminal Milwaukee project, the 2012 residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the Puente Project, the Ex Fabula Fellowship, and Equal Access.

Megan is bilingual and has an MA in Literature in Spanish. Spending a year living in Mexico inspired countless stories. She also has a degree in Theatre, which she uses frequently while writing, performing and directing in the all female sketch comedy group broadminded. Megan’s varied teaching experience includes improvisation and movement workshops for elementary school students, a sketch comedy master class for an all girls high school, leading a senior theatre group as well as teaching Spanish at the middle, high school, and college levels.

Karen stares into the distance.Karen Kolberg was instrumental in the creation of the curriculum for the very first Ex Fabula workshop; most recently, she has become one of the coaches for the Ex Fabula Fellowship. In addition to coaching, she volunteers on the Programming Committee.

Karen earned a Professional Training and Development Certificate from the University of Minnesota and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Education. Karen is a co-founder of ComedySportz and has been an artist-in-residence for Milwaukee Public Schools. Formerly the Associate Director of FMT (now called Milwaukee Public Theater) Karen created and performed a one-woman comedy show, plus wrote over forty original productions, including a full-length musical, “BLT: Bag Lady Tendencies.” She has performed spiritual poetry (Ladinsky’s renditions of Hafiz) throughout Milwaukee. As president of her own company, KJK Enterprises, she has brought her workshops on creativity, communication, leadership and stress management to universities and Fortune 500 companies throughout the country, reaching over 100,000 people. She has been called a “dynamic enter-trainer”. To learn more about Karen, please visit