Story Telling in the Native American, European
or American traditions
By the flickering the flames
and sparks of a fire at the end of the day or on a quiet
afternoon among friends with nothing more important to do, a good story
takes us back to our social beginnings. There exists an ebb and flow of
nuance and expression between narrator and audience. This is theater in its
most intimate form.
From the dark side, in
1850s period attire, John relates Edgar Allan Poe's tale of
The Premature Burial during Fort Nisqually's 2010
Bonfires, Beaver Pelts and Bogeymen Hallowe'en event.
taken by Gilbert Arias
I can relate any of several
tales of American literature and folklore.
Burial by Edgar Allan Poe
A Shooting Match Between Davy Crockett
and Mike Fink
Mike Fink: The Shooting of the Cup
The Saga of Pecos Bill
Tales of Paul Bunyan or John Henry
I am happy to
provide individual tales of any length or a string of tales in any
combination. In addition to American folk tales, I also tell
several stories from the Native American
For very young audiences I can do
traditional stories from children’s literature such as Goldilocks, Sleeping
Beauty, Jack and the Bean stock, etc.. Please contact me with what you have
This presentation can be done as a period attired living history persona or
in a modern context. I can tailor my stories for any age group.
is suitable for elementary through adult audiences.
Fee for this program is $300 +
transportation & lodging, if outside the Seattle/ Tacoma, WA area.
Usual program length is approximately 1 hour.
(For longer performances or multiple performances during
an event, please contact me with what you have in mind and we can work
For booking information:
or call 206-497-0049
Write: 3607 Broadmoor Dr NE,
Tacoma, WA 98422
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