BrownBag: “Stories Across Cultures” (March 14)

More than just the expected Irish tales, several professional storytellers share great stories from the cultures across the world. An event for adults and mature young people. Presented for the Gangplank Brown-Bag Series.

Gangplank Avondale Brown Bag Workhop

“Stories Across Cultures”
Friday March 14 12Noon
Gangplank Avondale. No Charge.
525 N. Central (Avondale, AZ)

More than just the expected Irish tales, several professional storytellers share great stories from the cultures across the world. An event for adults and mature young people. Presented for the Gangplank Brown-Bag Series.

Featured tellers include Sean Buvala, Mark Compton, Sandy Ogelsby and Bryan Lee.

Bring your lunch if you wish. There is no charge for this event.

We start right at 12Noon, so arrive early for easier parking and seating. Performance is about an hour in length.

Friday March 14 12Noon
Gangplank Avondale. No Charge.
525 N. Central (Avondale, AZ)

Tellers for March Include:

Sean Buvala
Sean has been a pro storyteller since 1986, biz coach, artist-marketing consultant who travels internationally with stories for your life & biz, your soul & head. Classic tales preferred and performed.

Mark Compton
Mark has been in the Phoenix storytelling scene presenting historical interpretation at the State Capitol Museum. Under Mark’s leadership “West-Side Story Tellers” has been revived and
interesting new directions are being forged in collaboration with the local Phoenix folk music scene.

Sandy Ogelsby
Internationally traveled with stories told around the world, Sandy Oglesby is the type of veteran storyteller who makes you laugh out loud and yet her message reaches deep into the soul. She can be profound and profoundly funny at the same time.

Bryan Lee
Bryan Lee is a nationally-known character coach, storyteller and humorist. His hysterical tales of woe, inspiring stories of triumph, and life-changing transformations, have earned him praises of listeners of all ages. He has performed from coast to coast in small comedy venues like Stand-Up Scottsdale, to the rousing showrooms of Las Vegas at The Stardust Casino Showroom, and everywhere in between.

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.

The Small-Biz Story Slam on December 1, 2012

“The Small Business Story Slam” (where anyone can tell a story) comes to Avondale on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. Held at the Mosaic Arts Center at 12 E Western Avenue in Avondale. Tickets and information available at: http://bizslam.storyrise.com

Press Release:

“The Small Business Story Slam” (where anyone can tell a story) comes to Avondale on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. Held at the Mosaic Arts Center at 12 E Western Avenue in Avondale. Tickets and information available at: http://bizslam.storyrise.com .

Avondale, AZ- Working together, Gangplank Avondale and the Mosaic Arts Center present the “The Small Business Story Slam” on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Audience members have a the choice to throw their name into the hat for a chance to tell their five-minute story of business. First prize is $25 and door prizes will be awarded via a drawing for audience members. The ticketed-event will be held at Mosaic Arts Center at 12 E. Western Avenue in Avondale. Important details and ticket information can be found at http://bizslam.storyrise.com.

“There’s no notes, no props and there are no scripts allowed, nothing but microphone, storyteller and audience at a Story Slam,” says Sean Buvala, a veteran of 26 years of storytelling and the director of this new west-side event. “This isn’t a sit-and-watch show. Any audience member can toss their name into the hat if they want to tell a five-minute story on our theme of ‘It Actually Happened’,” Buvala said.

The “Small Business Story Slam” is a contest where up to 10 people will be given five minutes to share their story. The audience votes for their favorite story and the winner takes home a $25 cash prize. There are also some door prizes awarded by drawing for the audience. It’s a blend of storytelling and networking for adult audiences.

Tickets are on sale for $7 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, please visit the event’s website at http://bizslam.storyrise.com .

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.