Event! One Story-Many Voices

Five diverse Arizona storytellers tackle one unique folk-tale type. A performance and audience-driven discussion follows. Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Avondale, Arizona. A presentation by the StoryRise group.

Five Unique Interpretations on the Same Well-Known Fairytale Type!

Join us in Avondale for the next StoryRise Show. If you need ordering assistance, please contact our office at 623-298-4548.

Saturday, March 21, 2014 7PM
Homewood Suites Hotel, Avondale, Arizona

Tickets and Information at: www.arizonastorytelling.com

One Story, Many Voices

Take five unique storytellers with diverse backgrounds and with local, national and international experience in telling stories. Turn them loose to each tackle the same “you only think you know it” fairytale type. Let it blend and percolate and you’ll get the “One Story, Many Voices” evening of right-there-in-front-of-you storytelling. Discussion and conversation follows after the concert.

Come for fun and learning in an entertaining evening.

Students! Come see what you can learn about storytelling as an art form.

Teachers! Be inspired as you watch the ordinary become new again and find application for your classrooms.

Storytellers! Join the discussion afterwards to look at how you might use this process for fresh new ideas of your own.

You! You get to experience a wide variety of the “facets” of a single story-type. A fun and different evening entertainment.

Following the great performances, a discussion will be held between tellers and audience. Let’s explore some stories!

This is our third year of “One Story- Many Voices.” In the past we’ve tackled the “Cinderella” stories and the “Beauty and the Beast” (come listen to last year!) types. This year we’re looking at and talking about….well, you need to come by and participate to find out.

Get your tickets at http://arizonastorytelling.com/

About The 2015 Tellers:

Laura Rutherford:
Laura is a Phoenix native and the daughter of 2 storytellers, she likes everything about storytelling including research and performing.She says, “Here as I journey into my 50th year, I am celebrating with as much story as I can get my hands on. Challenged to tell 50 different stories as well as find 50 new stories, I am on a journey that I happily share with you!” This is Laura’s first year being featured at a StoryRise event.

Harriet Cole:
Harriet is a working storyteller who has been performing in the Phoenix area for almost ten years. She provides Boys and Girls Club of Metro Phoenix members with story workshops as well as being a member of the adjunct faculty at both South Mountain and Mesa Community College. Harriet is listed on the current Arizona Commission on the Arts Artists Roster. She is not Norwegian but she has been telling a lot of Norwegian folktales lately.

Clem Condon:
A few years ago I went to South Mountain Community College to listen to stories. I didn’t know what to expect. What I found was a new normal. I took a class, and then another. Then a few more. I realized that I was on my way to a Certificate in Storytelling from The South Mountain Storytelling Institute.” This is Clem’s first year being featured at a StoryRise event.

Joyce Story:
A storyteller for over 25 years, Joyce recently published two books of her original stories. One of her books, TALES OF THE SONORAN DESERT, reflect her admiration for the folktale and give voice to the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert, where she has made her home for over three decades. Joyce regularly shares these and other stories at the White Tank Mountain Regional Park and at other venues both in and out of the state of Arizona. She is a retired educator with a doctorate in the field of Slavic languages and literatures.

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Scenes from the 2014 Event. See you in 2015!

Beauty and the Beast: Performances and Discussion

Welcome to StoryRise! We had five unique storytellers with diverse backgrounds and with local, national and international experience in telling stories. We turned them loose with the goal of telling a story from the “tale type” of 425C. What does that mean? Five tellers presented “Beauty and the Beast” stories from a variety of cultures and locations such as England, Switzerland, Southwest United States and Nigeria

What are the stories of “Beauty and the Beast?” What do they mean?

Welcome to StoryRise! We had five unique storytellers with diverse backgrounds and with local, national and international experience in telling stories. We turned them loose with the goal of telling a story from the “tale type” of 425C. What does that mean? Five tellers presented “Beauty and the Beast” stories from a variety of cultures and locations such as England, Switzerland, Southwest United States and Nigeria.

Following the great performances, a discussion was held between tellers and audience. YOU can listen in now to the performances and the discussion that followed. Soon, you will be able to read the printed transcript of the discussion, too.

Please visit Storyteller.net at this link now to get all the audios and the transcript.


Beauty and the Beast Storytellers Tale Type 425C. One Story, Many Voices March 21, 2014
(L to R)Mark Compton, Elly Reidy, Harriet Cole, Marilyn Omifunke Torres, Sean Buvala

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Beauty and the Beast Team on March 21, 2014

Concert: One Story, Many Voices

Take four unique storytellers with diverse backgrounds and with local, national and international experience in telling stories. Turn them loose to each tackle the same “you only think you know it” fairytale type. Let it blend and percolate and you’ll get the “One Story, Many Voices” evening of right-there-in-front-of-you storytelling. Discussion and conversation follows after the concert.

One Story Many voice www.arizonastorytelling.com

Four Unique Interpretations on the Same Well-Known Fairytale Type!

Friday, March 21, 2014 7PM
Homewood Suites Hotel, Avondale, Arizona

Tickets and Information at: www.arizonastorytelling.com

One Story, Many Voices

Take four unique storytellers with diverse backgrounds and with local, national and international experience in telling stories. Turn them loose to each tackle the same “you only think you know it” fairytale type. Let it blend and percolate and you’ll get the “One Story, Many Voices” evening of right-there-in-front-of-you storytelling. Discussion and conversation follows after the concert.

Come for fun and learning in an entertaining evening.

Students! Come see what you can learn about storytelling as an art form.

Teachers! Be inspired as you watch the ordinary become new again and find application for your classrooms.

Storytellers! Join the discussion afterwards to look at how you might use this process for fresh new ideas of your own.

Following the great performances, a discussion will be held between tellers and audience. Let’s explore some stories!

Get your tickets at http://arizonastorytelling.com/

StoryRise Brown Bag: January 25!

“Stories of Innovation” for adult audiences will be presented at Gangplank Avondale’s Brown-Bag Series on Friday, January 25, 2013 at noon. Avondale, Arizona.

“Stories of Innovation” for adult audiences will be presented at Gangplank Avondale’s Brown-Bag Series on Friday, January 25, 2013 at noon. The one-hour presentation is open to the public features three Arizona storytellers from around the Phoenix and West Valley areas. There is no charge for the presentation and attendees are welcome to bring their own lunches. The featured storytellers include artists who have been onstage at the Phoenix Fringe Festival and a variety of other international locations. Stories are told and not read or scripted.

Gangplank is located at 525 N. Central Avenue in Avondale Arizona. Questions can be directed to sean@storyteller.net.

The event’s theme is especially suited for the entrepreneurial spirit of Gangplank Avondale users. Sean Buvala, one of the featured storytellers at the event, says, “Gangplank is all about looking at ideas and finding ways to create innovative responses. Creative people all through history have tried to create fresh ideas. We’ll explore some of those processes through both personal stories and folktales. We have a lot of fun at these events.”

ABOUT StoryRise Brown Bag:
StoryRise Brown-Bag events are 45-60 minute concerts presented by professional and aspiring storytellers using personal tales, folktales and fairytales from around the world. The Brown-Bag style concerts are not open-mic events. Come and enjoy! Learn more about the StoryRise formats at this link now.