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

Beauty and the Beast Event Multiple Photos
Beauty and the Beast Team on March 21, 2014

New Podcast for October 2012: Adult Stories for Halloween

It’s a podcast of sometimes edgy and sometimes funny stories perfect for the Halloween time of year. Featuring Arizona Storytellers Sandy Oglesby and Sean Buvala.

Here’s the latest podcast from the October 2012 StoryRise Brown-Bag event held at Gangplank Avondale. Featuring the, umm, “seasonal” October stories from professional storytellers Sandy Oglesby and Sean Buvala. In this 55 minute podcast, you’ll hear the stories of the “Two Farthings,” “The Blue Shawl,” “The Fiery Steed,” “Biddy Early,” “Snake Leaves” and a story telling you just why you shouldn’t be “parking” with your boyfriend out there on Camelback Mountain. It’s a podcast of sometimes edgy and sometimes funny adult Halloween stories perfect for this “boo!” time of year. Remember, these podcasts aren’t for the bunny-slipper crowd. Adults and teens only, please. Listen to the podcast at this link now.

Adult Halloween Stories Told by Sandy Oglesby at the StoryRise podcast.

New! Podcast #4 from StoryRise: The Month Brothers

Here’s another free podcast for you. From our live StoryRise event in December 2009, storyteller Liz Warren shares with you the folktale of “The Month Brothers.” You can listen now in .mp3 by clicking this link. Liz is also the director of the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.