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Storytelling Live!

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Teller-in-Residence Series

May 1 – October 27, 2018 - Tickets go on sale April 2nd.

Now in its 17th season, Storytelling Live!—the International Storytelling Center’s renowned teller-in-residence (TIR) series—features a lineup of 26 nationally-known storytellers in Jonesborough, Tennessee—the storytelling capital of the world.  From May to November, a different artist appears each week in live Matinee Performances at the Center theater.  Special Features, Evening Performances, Children’s Concerts, and Holiday Concerts are also presented.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $11 for seniors, students, and children under 18 years of age.  Season Tickets are also available for purchase.  Season Tickets are $175 and include entrance to one matinee performance each week - a 44% savings over regular adult admission! View the 2018 Storytelling Live brochure.

Storytelling Live! is supported by Premier Sponsor, Ballad Health, Eastman Credit Union, Food City, National Endowment for the Arts, Niswonger Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Storytelling Live! is sponsored by the following media sponsors News 5 WCYB, FOX Tri-Cities, Tri-Cities CW, Johnson City Press, Kingsport Times News, Herald & Tribune, and Cumulus Media.

The International Storytelling Center would also like to recognize the generous donations received from the Friends of Storytelling Live! in support of the 2018 Teller-in-Residence Program. 

Celebrate the Teller In Residence program and support The International Storytelling Center by becoming a Friend of Storytelling Live!

For tickets or more information, or to request a brochure, call (800) 952-8392 or (423) 913-1276.  All ticket sales are final.


Application to Perform

Application to Perform

Information on how to apply for residency in ISC's Teller-in-Residence program.

Matinee Performances

Matinee Performances

Performed Tues - Sat from May to November.

Evening Performances

Evening Storytelling Concerts

The finest works of some of our Tellers-in-Residence.

Children's Performances

Children’s Performances

Exciting Saturday morning programs.

Storytelling Workshops

Storytelling Workshops

There is a workshop for everyone.


TIR Schedule

Featuring a different storyteller each week.