One event on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7:30 am
One event on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 7:30 am
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Over 20 Workshops – Storytelling Performances – Family Festival – Story Slam and Swaps
Keynote and Friday Performer – Tim Tingle, award-winning storyteller and author, will share insights into authenticity – insights gained as an Oklahoma Choctaw whose ancestors walked the Trail of Tears. Tim tells the tales in the tradition of his elders, with respect, truthfulness, and generosity. His first book of many, Walking the Choctaw Road, shares “stories woven from the supernatural, mythical, historical and oral accounts of Choctaw people living today.”
His new projects range widely and include: a 45-minute solo performance on the Irish Famine; a piece on the murder of Mississippi civil rights workers; and “Viet Nam”, a stream of consciousness with music and dance.
Sunday Performer – Motoko will present her new, powerful multimedia performance, “Radiant: Stories from Fukushima,” in which she draws on true events to portray three mothers during the five years after the nuclear meltdown of 2011 as they struggle to face the ‘new reality’ and to keep their families safe and sane. The story makes vivid the human, personal reality of mass disaster against the background of bureaucratic misinformation.
Join us for a fascinating look at authenticity in storytelling. How can we create and present stories that truthfully represent complex issues … honoring diverse points of view? How can we maintain the cultural integrity of historical and traditional tales? How can we develop a powerful yet authentic relationship between teller and audience?