Girls Night Out

by Kate Dudding (Member, Producers & Organizers SIG) and Carolyn Martino Since 1985, “Girls Night Out” has been a tradition each March in Providence, Rhode Island. It was started, and continues to be organized, by the women in the Spellbinders Storytelling Collective to celebrate Women’s History Month with stories and songs by, for and about…

Small Talk

By Ellen H. Munds Member, Producers & Organizers SIG (ellen@storytellingarts.org) Originally published in Storytelling Magazine, November/December 2006 At the 2006 business meeting of the Producer’s & Organizer’s SIG during the National Storytelling Conference in Pittsburgh, we decided to use this column as a means to share some successful programs. Here in Indianapolis, Storytelling Arts of…

Collaborations with Theatres

March 2007             by Kate Dudding   At the 2006 Sharing the Fire, the storytelling conference presented by the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling, Jo Radner gave an excellent keynote challenging us to come up with ways to raise storytelling to the same level as music and theatre. Her keynote got me thinking. …

Table-hopping

By Richard Martin (info@tellatale.eu) I’ve done table-hopping a number of times and always found it worked well, particularly when it is a sit-down dinner. In fact, it is one of my suggestions for a gig like a company’s annual dinner party. My reasoning is that, unlike a theatre gig where the audience have consciously chosen…

Attracting Gen X & Y Audiences

NSN Conference, July 13, 2005 Pre-conference for the Producers SIG Notes from discussion on involving Generation X and Y in storytelling, and attracting them to storytelling events. Compiled by Janelle Reardon Member, Producers & Organizers SIG   ELEMENTS TO ADD or CHANGE: Story Slam (like poetry slam) Choose venue where X & Y generations hang…

Getting It On Tape

by Leanne Johnson Member, Producers & Organizers SIG They began arriving in January. First, a small flurry, then a trickle at month’s end, and a veritable blizzard around the February 15th deadline. Tapes! Tapes! Tapes! Tapes filled with stories, and songs, and memories, and magic – and mistakes. As the chairperson of a concert committee,…

Branding Storytelling Retreat 2008

by Alan Cock Member, Producers & Organizers SIG Sponsored by the NSN PRO SIG Agenda: Branding Storytelling: What does it all mean? Find out at the PRO SIG Winter Retreat February 15, 16, 17, 2008 Fairfield Inn-Airport 5220 W Southern Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana Discuss branding with Loren Niemi & Cristin Thomas Meet Pauline Moffat of…