Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Issue # 155

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This Week


It's Something About the Shoes

Tomorrow - Wednesday, April 15th

SMCC's Theater and Storytelling Departments are very pleased to be hosting Dustin Loehr's ground-breaking Thesis Performance, "It's Something About the Shoes." Please join us for this innovative and interactive performance that explores the connections between contemporary and traditional dance.
Although the performance begins at 7:00, plan to come early to experience the performance environment.
The performance is free and open to the public.
More info here

Storytelling at Estrella Mountain

Thursday - April 16 - 7-9 pm
Estrella Mountain Fine Arts Festival

Storytelling by students in the Art of Storytelling classes
Location Details
Estrella Conference Center - Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 North Dysart Road
Avondale AZ 85392 US

Arizona Storytellers: Stories of Phoenix Design

Thursday - April 16th

Join azcentral.com, The Arizona Republic and Alliance Bank of Arizona for a night dedicated to stories of Phoenix Design in partnership with Modern Phoenix Home Week. At the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s Stage 2 Theater, architects, home historians and designers tell stories celebrating the Valley’s vibrant architectural scene. We’ll hear stories about the meaning of “home,” designing disasters, and the spaces that define our community. 
Featured tellers: 
Diane Jacobs of Holly Street Studios
Dawn Brown of RSP Architecture
Rachel Simmons of Designstein
Austin King of Rafter House
Caroline Lobo of suoLL Architects
Wendell Burnette of Wendell Burnette Architects 
Maria Wilson, president AIA Student chapter at Arizona State University
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second Street
Scottsdale AZ 85251 US
Sign Language Interpretation Services Available!
If you require ASL Interpretation services for this event or a future Storytellers event you plan to attend, please contact Melissa Farley at Melissa.Farley@ArizonaRepublic.com with your request. 

More info here

Bad Buddhist Returns

Friday & Saturday - April 17th & 18th - 8:00 PM

Award winning writer and performer Dan Hoen Hull returns with an encore performance of Bad Buddhist: A trip through The Divine and the absurd 8:00pm on April 17 & 18, 2015. 

Storyline co-producer, Rachel Eseoghene Egboro, will be joining us with a preview from her upcoming show, Father, premiering this summer on June 19th.

Box Office Link: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/31495

Tickets are $10 in advance at Space55.org & $15 at the door.

Storyline - Where The Wild Things Are

Friday - April 17th - 10:30 pm

Featuring: Gabriel King Radley, Nate Romero, Rachel ShermanCharlie SteakLiz Warren, and the return of Tanmaya Shekhar

"Let the wild rumpus start!" 

Join us April 17th at 10:30pm for Storyline: Where The Wild Things Are at the Phoenix Mayor's Arts Award 2014 winner for Best Blackbox Theater: Space 55.

Tickets are $5. For more information: Space55.org & TheStoryLine.org

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Coming Up


Joyce Story at White Tank Mountain Regional Park

Tuesday, April 21st, 10 a.m.
Joyce Story will be telling at the Nature Center of the White Tank Mountain Regional Park.

Joyce tells mesmerizing nature stories. They are all original, fact-based stories about the flora and fauna of the Sonoran desert.
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd, Waddell, AZ 85355
Tuesday, April 21st, 10 a.m. - White Tank Mountain Library - Owl Stories, for children

Save The Frogs with Sandy Oglesby
Saturday - April 25th
Tempe Square Shopping Center
6428 S McClintock Dr
Tempe, AZ 85283

In celebration of Save the Frogs Day (yes, it's a real thing!), Storyteller/Author Sandy Oglesby offers up crafts, songs, and a special presentation of her picture book about a frog named Phibian who learns a valuable lesson about how to be happy just by being himself.

Join Sandy at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe from 10 am - 11 am for a fun-filled time! Bring the little ones, 3 to 8 years old (or about), as they will love this hands-on interactive story time, finger plays and art. IT'S FREE
More info

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You Charge for Telling Stories?

A continuation of last week's Tips and Tidbits concerning BEING a Professional Storyteller...and charging a fee.

As artists we must realize that consumers have a long-held misconception that "art" should be FREE, or at least not be expensive, unless, of course, the artist is dead! There are some artists/storytellers who believe we need to educate the public regarding all of our "costs" (computer, office space, postage, wardrobe, etc.), in order to convince them (and justify) that we need to be compensated for them. I do not.

I believe that as artists, we must educate the public to only two things: 

"This is what I do for a living."
"There is value to what I do." 

So, how does one decide what to charge? How do you present that initial "offer" to the client? (My usual fee is a bazillion dollars!) How do you respond when the client says they can't pay that much? What do you do when they ask you to do it for free? 

...As this is an imortant subject, it takes a little more space than the Newsletter. Please visit my blog for the whole answer.

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Show, Don’t Tell - But Wait...There's More
Cassie Cushing has posted an interesting blog about the use of the phrase, “Show, don’t tell” in regards to storytellers.  

Her insights regarding her own discoveries and, at times, uncertainty concerning how to incorporate this much-used admonition are eye-opening. In addition, she lists a twitter exchange between herself, Sean Buvala and Tim Ereneta that sheds additional light on the subject.

Of particular interest to me is Cassie’s unbridled quest for knowledge and clarification in the realm of storytelling, and her ability to simply ask, “Why, and what does that mean?”

I have JUMPED IN with my two cents worth on the subject of “Show, don’t tell.” SEE MY BLOG HERE

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------------------------------------THERE'S A LOT GOING ON EACH MONTH
---------------------------------CALL TO MAKE SURE THE EVENT IS STILL ON

Infuse Open Mic
Second Sunday of each month - Phoenix

Yarnball Storytellers Mic
Every Wednesday at  8 pm - PHOENIX

FStorytellers - Female Story Tellers - Tucson
Usually sometime during the first week of the month - but check their website) at  7 pm - TUCSON

Odyssey Storytelling
First Thursday of each month (usually but check calendar) - TUCSON

Third Friday (usually) of each month - PHOENIX

Tucson Tellers of Tales - Storytellers Guild
First Saturday of each month (except July and August) - Tucson

West Side Story Tellers - Storytellers Guild
First Saturday of each month - GLENDALE *NO meetings in June, July & August

East Valley Tellers of Tales -Storytellers Guild
Second Saturday of each month - SCOTTSDALE

Homebase Poetry
Last Sunday of each month - Phoenix

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Got some news or information you would like to get out to the storytelling community?

Contact Mark Goldman -x602-390-3858x - Mark@Storytellermark.com


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