Mar 18 2014

Concert: One Story, Many Voices

One Story Many voice

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

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

Tickets and Information at:

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!

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Oct 22 2012

StoryRise Brown Bag: Tales of the October Season

StoryRise is back on October 26. Join us for our next brown-bag style concert!

Professional storytellers with international experience descend on Avondale for some stories of the, ummm, “season” here at the end of October. This event is not for the kiddies- so leave the bunny-slipper crowd at home. Come and let the stories mess with your mind. . .just a little bit. One-hour presentation in a lunchtime brown-bag format. Bring your lunch if you’d like.

Friday, October 26, 2012 12Noon

Gangplank Avondale
525 N. Central (Avondale, AZ)
(South of Van Buren between Litchfield and Dysart Roads)

This month’s featured storytellers:

Sean Buvala
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.

Sandy Oglesby
Professional storyteller well-travelled throughout Ireland and Europe all the while maintaining her roots right here in Arizona. A storyteller with a diverse repertoire, all the way from the smallest of kids to the most amazed adults. Sandy is the type of storyteller who makes you laugh out loud, yet her message reaches deep into the soul. She can be profound and profoundly funny at the same time.

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.

May 5 2009

Next StoryRise: Saturday May 16: “National Photo Month”

We’re happy to tell you that our next StoryRise event features Sean Buvala and Sandy Oglesby. Learn more about these tellers on our “performers” page.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 700PM

Come join us as storyteller Sean and Sandy share stories for adults. This isn’t reading and it’s not spoken word. It’s storytelling for adults. This month the theme is “National Photo Month.” YOU are encouraged to bring a family photo or your own to share a story with one or two other audience members. Too much fun.

Don’t bring the little ones, this isn’t for kiddies. You’ve been advised ;-).