Storytelling Online! is our new concert series that you can watch directly from your living room. Using the state-of-the-art platform we developed for the National Storytelling Festival, we’ve planned a summer series of evening concerts and one special children’s show beginning in June and running through the end of July.
Storytelling Online! tickets are $15 per household and available for sale through Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET the week of the event. Videos can be watched from Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. ET until Mondays at midnight ET. Prices include all fees.
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Ben Haggarty is recognized as one of the Godfathers of the British storytelling revival. A master of improvisation, he is internationally respected for his playful, physical and often challenging performances of stories inspired by international fairytales, myth, and epic. Haggarty has performed over 100 international storytelling festivals in 27 countries, and was the official storyteller with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble for 10 years. He is founder and director of the Crick Crack Club, Britain’s premier organization for promoting performance storytelling. Haggarty is also the author of an award-winning graphic novel series for teens, MeZolith. “A tour de force.” – Broadway Baby
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Kevin Kling, who describes his zodiac sign as “Minnesota with Iowa rising,” grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis and graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater. His storytelling started when a friend from the now defunct Brass Tacks Theatre asked him to perform his stories and he hasn’t looked back from there. Since then, the National Endowment for the Arts, The McKnight Foundation, The Minnesota State Arts Board, The Bush Foundation, The Jerome Foundation and others have recognized Kling’s for his contribution to the arts. Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log, delivers hilarious, often tender stories. Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are.
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