5th Davis Storytelling Extravaganza

5th DAVIS STORYTELLING EXTRAVAGANZA—-FEATURING THE AMAZING INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING LEGEND, DIANE FERLATTE accompanied by ERIC PEARSON on GUITAR.

The Theatre Committee is presenting the 5th Davis Storytelling Extravaganza on Sunday, October 13 from 2:30-5:00 for a nominal fee of $25 with international actress and professional storyteller, Diane Ferlatte. She will be accompanied by Bay Area guitarist and banjo player, Eric Pearson. There will also be 4 local, well known storytellers. Diane is a Grammy nominated storyteller and a multi-award winning performer who has captivated audiences across 6 continents and throughout the United States with her 1 woman show and storytelling performances. She draws from a deep well of folktales, myths, legends, & fables to inform, entertain, & inspire. Diane loves to tell stories that hold truths touching upon our common humanity, including personal and historical stories.

For those interested in learning the craft of storytelling, Diane will present a “Workshop from 12:30-2:00 entitled, “BRINGING STORIES TO LIFE”, for $15 paid at the workshop.

Please RSVP to Ed Lewis at ed-lewis@sbcglobal.net if you are planning to attend so we can estimate how many chairs to set up.

12:30-2:00= WORKSHOP ($15): BRINGING STORIES TO LIFE: This workshop is for anyone interested in exploring ways to add life to your stories. Discover the power of a well-told story through small group exercises, presentations, and examples from my own stories. We will discuss storytelling techniques and guidelines. How do you effectively pass on your story? Getting in touch with the whole story, verbal and nonverbal, through our senses: movement, gestures, voice, facial expression, emotions, and characterization. You don’t have to be an actor to be a good storyteller. You only need an imagination.

STORYTELLER: Diane Ferlatte is a Grammy-nominated storyteller and a multi-award winning performer who has captivated audiences across 6 continents and throughout the U.S. Diane draws from a deep well of folktales, myths, legends, & fables to inform, entertain, & inspire. While emphasizing African American stories, she loves to tell stories that hold truths touching upon our common humanity, including personal and historical stories. Having a background in music as well as American Sign Language, Diane frequently incorporates both into her performances. Erik Pearson her musical sidekick, will accompany Diane on banjo & guitar. Diane has wowed audiences across the globe from Europe to Singapore & Malaysia, from Australia & New Zealand to Colombia, Senegal, Kenya, South Africa, Turkey, Jamaica, India and, of course all over the United States. She believes that telling and listening to each other’s stories not only enables us to learn about each other, but also to understand each other better.

 
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