Saturday, February 23, 2008

What storytellers love

Next to finding the perfect story,

or knowing that you've told it really well...

What storytellers love is knowing that the audience really enjoyed it!

Thanks for the Thank You notes!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

After the show

After the telling, comes the talking.

We find out who was in the audience.

We congratulate each other.

We talk about how each story went.

We compare this telling with past ones.

We breathe a deep sigh that it's over.

We begin to think about what story we'll tell next.

Wintertelling 2008

Here's the ensemble gathered before the show - missing Hope who had to drive in from Carmel and so came a little later than these folks. What a great evening of storytelling it was! We had short stories and long stories, funny stories and serious ones, traditional folktales and true-life adventures. We went from slave ships to WW II to modern Toyoko, from Africa to West Virginia to the Pacific Northwest.
It was all captured on video by CATS - so you may watch it on your cable TV. Check out their schedule here.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Before the performance

What do storytellers do while waiting for the show to begin? Behind those closed doors...

Some meditate--

some caffeinate--

some chat...

some act out...

While the patient audience gathers and waits for the doors to open.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Wintertelling this Friday

The stories will flow despite any ice or snow -

Wintertelling this Friday at the Monroe County Public Library Auditorium starting at 7:30 pm.

Remember the old saying: "If Wintertelling comes, can Spring be far behind?"