Feb 28 2017

March 2017: Stories of Transformation

We’re back!

close up of onion and words always peel the onion stories of transformation march 18 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017 6PM
“Stories of Transformation”
An Outdoor Concert of Storytelling
Celebrating Spring and World Storytelling Day!
BoonGarden, Avondale Arizona.

Find it on FACEBOOK here. https://www.facebook.com/events/112326249281303/

What:
Are things as they always appear? If something is something, can it be another something? Do my eyes deceive me? Does the first bite give you the whole taste? Can “they” bring you down or can you rise above? Using world folktales, fables and a smattering of personal stories, our team of local and world-class storytellers gives you something to think about this World Storytelling Day, all with Spring just around the corner. Discussion with Q&A follows.

Featuring:
Sandy Oglesby
Harriet Cole
Marian Giannatti
Sean Buvala

More:
StoryRise is a 90-minute fringe-theater, house-concert style performance and discussion. Join us for this outdoor event in a working garden. Suggested donation is $8. Your donation offsets costs for storytellers and for the Boon Garden expenses. Thanks in advance.

Event is outdoors in a working garden. Bring on the sensible shoes. Dress for Arizona Spring, right?

Refreshments available for purchase.

Get There:
Here’s the Map. Take the i-10 freeway to Litchfield Road. Go South on Litchfield to WESTERN Ave. Western Ave is about 1/4 mile north of Buckeye. Western Ave has a traffic light. Turn EAST onto Western Ave. Boon Garden is at 214 W Western, so north side of the road, in a white building.

PARKING: Think downtown parking. So there are a variety of lots around and some on-street parking. Look for lots at CAREFirst Center just around the corner to the west and a gravel-field parking next to auto-shop (just to the east) in the same building as the check-cashing location. Please don’t block anyone’s gates. We invite you to carpool with others.

picture showing marked spaces for parking at boon garden in avondale az


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Mar 6 2015

Event! One Story-Many Voices

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.

Beauty and the Beast Event Multiple Photos

Scenes from the 2014 Event. See you in 2015!


Mar 24 2014

Beauty and the Beast: Performances and Discussion

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


Dec 30 2009

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.