May 1, 2021 @ 6:00pm PDT/9:00pm EDT
Emcee: Claire Hennessy
- Alton Chung
Japanese-Korean storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung, grew up with the superstitions and the magic of the Hawaiian Islands. He tells stories of Hawaii, of the Japanese-American experience of WWII, ghost stories, and Asian folktales. He has performed at the Timpanogas and the National Storytelling Festivals, and at international storytelling festivals in the Cayman Islands, Singapore, India, Vietnam, and Thailand. He also is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors for National Storytelling Network.
- Megan Wells
Megan Wells is a respected and experienced story and theater artist. She is known for creating an intimate storytelling atmosphere, infusing her characters with living souls, and delivering the experience with delicious theatrical timing.An award-winning storyteller, Megan performs in museums and symphonies, enhances education for thousands of children, entertains families in festivals and libraries, and helps executives, actors, and storytellers craft powerful stories to effect change.Megan is also among the top literary storytellers in America. As the Artistic Director of the Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival, Megan was granted permission by Ray himself to perform his works. Additionally, she is equally comfortable in the jazzier domains of Chicago’s current spoken word explosion.
- Anne Rutherford
Award-winning storyteller Anne Rutherford delights audiences nationwide with funny, moving performances that include tales of personal adventure, Pacific Northwest folklore and prize-winning tall tales. But, she is also five-time first place winner of the Northwest Folklife Liar’s Contest, — so don’t believe everything she tells you. She is currently telling stories over the ether hither and yon — find out more about her virtual shows at:
- Norm Brecke
An award-winning teacher turned full-time storyteller; Norm’s told from Oregon to Florida. He’s been a featured teller at festivals, written 3 books, and his CD The Rough Edge of the Ocean received a Storytelling World Honor. Norm tells historical, folk, personal, and musical stories. More at:
- Charlotte Blake Alston
Charlotte Blake Alston is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, narrator and librettist who performs in venues throughout North America and abroad. Her stories are rooted in African and African American oral traditions. She has made multiple appearances at the Smithsonian Institution, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and at numerous festivals around the country including the National Storytelling Festival, the National Festival of Black Storytelling and the Timpanogos Festival.She has performed at both Presidential and Gubernatorial Inaugural celebrations.She was one of two storytellers selected to represent the National Association of Black Storytellers at the weekend opening of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Honors include a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, the Commonwealth of PA Artist of the Year Award, the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award, the Zora Neale Hurston Award and two Best of Philly® awards. Her latest audio installation, Voices in the Landscape: Deeply Rooted… at Longwood Gardens ran from January through March 2021.
Free (Donation is greatly appreciated!)
Join us as we wander down the path of Traditional Folktales!
This is a virtual online show streaming on YouTube Live. Tickets are pay what you can starting at $1.00 and up.
Want to be in the Zoom room with our storytellers? Be part of the live virtual audience with our Backstage Pass ticket option.
Once you register, you will receive a link to access the live event prior to the show.