As a storyteller, I am the teller of truths, a listener to the pulse of an audience, a sharer of a journey that is both my own and a collective one. I am the voice of the prankster, the hero, the crone. I share tales of long ago, of just the other day, my story and your story. I like stories that remind people of the wonder of living and to celebrate the resiliency of the human spirit.
Storytelling is the art of word, imagination, sound, gesture, posture, rhythm, dynamic, rhyme, voice, structure and feeling all working together to up-lift, educate, heal, teach, empower and entertain. It is also the art of LISTENING.
Theater is a form of storytelling, and with my background and training in both fields, I enjoy playing in the joy-filled gray areas between the two sister art-forms. By affirming the importance of imagination in an increasingly technological world, story-telling and story-listening share together in building community.