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First Name
Diane
Middle Name
Last Name
Ferlatte
Stage Name
Privacy
Phone
510.655.2719
Region
Pacific
Address
5836 Ocean View Dr
City
Oakland
Country
United States
State
CA
Zip Code
94618
Primary type of performance
Stories
African American, African & other folktales, historical, personal, ghostly,& any other tale that fits my mouth.
Bi or Multi Lingual
No
Bio
Diane is known for her humor, depth, & tenderness, as well as the intimate & personal rapport that she has been making with her audiences worldwide for over twenty years. She is truly a master of the oral tradition using expression, gesture, and intense emotion, to create multiple characters for each story. Through stories, songs, American Sign Language, humor and audience participation, she brings her tales to life. While emphasizing the history, struggles and triumphs of the African American experience as well as African & Southern tales, she also loves to tell stories that hold truths touching upon our common humanity, including personal stories as well as many tales from across the globe. . She believes that telling and listening to each other?s stories not only enables us to learn about each other, but also to understand each other better. She views storytelling as a traditional art form that can promote literacy, imagination, and values in the young.
Ages
All Ages
School Districts
All
Workshops
Yes
Requirements
Varies-Homestays acceptable in homes without cats
Mentor
Yes
Cost
Travel
Yes