Mara Menzies – International New Voice

Scottish/Kenyan storyteller Mara Menzies enthralls audiences around the world with stories from her rich dual heritage. Her inimitable physical and interactive style has garnered a following as far afield as Russia, Singapore, Nigeria, and Denmark.

She is passionate about the power of story and is the founder of the Kwale Sculpture Park and Heritage Trail, a unique social project in Kenya where culture, heritage, and stories are the basis for regenerating a rural community.  She travels the world unleashing awesome deities and providing encounters with incredible talking beasts, and has discovered what may well be the most wonderful creature in the world.

“Mara’s story built in a carefully-controlled crescendo, whipping the audience into a quite astonishing frenzy of excitement….at one point almost every single person in the auditorium jumped out of their seat with pure rapture.” –  Director, Edinburgh International Book Festival

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