CANCELLED! Concert: “First and Last” Storytelling 2015

What was your first story? What would be your last? An evening concert of story and discussion to look at how artists evolve and create. Saturday, September 20, in Avondale, Arizona.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Get your tickets at first and last storytelling dot com

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, September 26, 2015
7PM. Tickets NO LONGER available.

Homewood Suites Hotel (map/directions)
11450 West Hilton Way
Avondale, AZ 85323

How did you get started? How would you finish? Join us for an evening of storytelling for artists and those who love the performing arts, storytelling and the creative process.

We asked:

What was the very first story you ever told after you finally said to yourself “I am a storyteller!”

If you could never again tell a story, that is, you had only the opportunity to tell one last story, to send it out into the world, what would be your very last story?

We asked two performers with decades of experience to share their answers…and their stories…with you in an evening of intimate storytelling for adult audiences.

Discussion of the stories, the artists and the art follows the storytelling. Stick around and join the conversation. Ticketed event: click here for online ordering.

Our Tellers 2015:

Joyce Story

A storyteller for over 25 years, Joyce Story recently published two books of her original stories, both of which won Global Ebook Awards. The stories in her book, 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 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.

Mark Compton

Mark Compton has been in the Phoenix storytelling scene presenting historical interpretation at the State Capitol Museum and training docents how to use storytelling to enhance the museum experience. Under Mark’s leadership West Side Story Tellers, the venerable storytelling club, has been revived and interesting new directions are being forged in collaboration with the local Phoenix folk music scene.

Created and Hosted by Sean Buvala.

Let’s Explore:

How do you come to your art? Was it accident, planning or progress? Did you choose your first story and your first audience or did it happen to you? Should your world end tomorrow and you had but one last story to share, what story would you share?

This event is open to adults and mature teens. We all love children, but this event is not for them.

Twitter hashtag #firstlaststory.

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Our Tellers from 2014:

Glenda Bonin has loved stories and storytelling all her life, but she didn’t start calling herself a storyteller until 1996 when she decided it was time to do something she really wanted to do instead of making a living doing work she didn’t much like. Since taking the plunge as a full-time storyteller, she has been listed as a roster artist in several states, toured the country to present residencies and shows, and is always working on new stories for new audiences. Glenda says she has never been happier than she is today.

With a background in theater since the age of eleven, Mark Goldman has had an extremely eclectic life. He has been (in no particular order) an actor, director, stage manager, speaking coach, magician, mediator, psychodrama therapist, web designer, meeting planner, and chef at a small New York City restaurant/bar. Mark made a decision in January of 2011 to quit his job and focus full-time on storytelling.

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.

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 .

StoryRise Brown Bag: Tales of the October Season

Professional storytellers with international experience descend on Avondale for some stories of the, ummm, “season” here at the end of October. Friday, October 26th at Noon in Avondale AZ.

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.