First Person Arts StorySlam:Marjorie First Person Arts (FPA) is Philadelphia’s home for The StorySlam. This nonprofit presents true tales performed by established artists and everyday people at twice monthly StorySlams, the Annual First Person Arts Festival, the weekly First Person Arts Podcast, year-round Classes and Workshops, and Applied Storytelling programs. For more information about FPA and to listen to the Podcast, visit firstpersonarts.org
Storytelling Genius Known as ‘the one man theatre troupe’ Jay O Callaghan is a storytelling genius. Captivating, enthralling and masterful with pure simplicity and elegance. No matter the subject Jay brings it to life in a magical and childlike manner. Storytelling Genius At Work One of the best storytelling videos here from one of the best around. He travels the world telling stories and is revered for his performances in the Abbey theatre, Dublin. An expert at leaving his audience wondering where the time went as they become immersed in his narritive. A Real Storytelling Genius Jay has also performed at The National Theatre Complex in London, Lincoln Center and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He says storeis are often about people, places and trouble. They build to a high point then a resolution. Here Jay O’ Callaghan talks about getting into a story to get a point across. Any point. His well thought out presentation hits all the highs, rolls over all the lows and then the rest. He builds intrigue like a real storytelling genius should. He leads and leads and makes great use of his voice at just the right moments.And its not long before you find yourself [More]
The Stages of The Storytelling Journey Drink copiously from the Great Storytelling fountain of knowledge – the 12 stages of the hero’s journey. Overflowing with wisdom, The storytelling journey is told by Great Storyteller himself Joseph Campbell. Pointing to the brain in great storytelling as the secondary organ – “it must submit and serve the humanity of the body.” Storytelling Journey Structure His insights on ‘the system’ and its impersonal claims are fascinating. The interviewer either knows exactly where he’s going with this or he has stumbled upon Joseph Campbell in great form, dropping nuggets of pure golden wisdom at random here. “Its very nice to be able to put yourself in situations that will evoke your higher nature rather than your lower.”
Great Story from The Storytelling Seanachai Traditionally the Irish storytelling seanachai is the bearer of old lore. Both a historian and a storyteller, their verse is much sought after. The history of Ireland was held in poem and story by the seannachai long before it was ever written. The Storytelling Seanachai of Old Here, the famous Eamon Kelly, uses his voice eloquently and masterfully. With visions of the storytelling seanachai by the fireside enthralling his audience with tales of old, many moons ago. Crammed full of metaphors and one-liners his technique is legendary and a must see for anyone who tells stories regularly. The Master Storytelling Seanachai Known as the master storyteller Eamon Kelly in the homes of rural of Ireland he brought his unique gift of storytelling to the masses throught RTE radio. His use of rhythm and tone in language was legendary. People today describe with great affection his stories having heard him spinning yarns more than 20 or 30 years ago. His turns of phrase was famous. This man can definately tell a story. His brogue and lilt add magic to his words and his phrases add spice at just the right times. Experienced at holding the [More]
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