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First Name
K. Sean
Middle Name
Last Name
Buvala
Stage Name
Privacy
Phone
6232984548
Region
Western
Address
PO Box 392
City
Tolleson
Country
United States
State
AZ
Zip Code
85353
Primary type of performance
Stories
Creator of the "Inappropriate Folktales Appropriately Told" podcast. Primarily focusing on world tales, folktales, fairytales and the like in what might be called "traditional" storytelling. Extensive repertoire for most events ranging from classroom to boardroom and small venues to full-stage Fests.
Bi or Multi Lingual
Bio
Sean Buvala has been engaged with storytelling and communication since 1986. He started his work by accidentally using active storytelling to convert a classroom of slightly (but comically) homicidal 8th-grade teenagers from angry kids to storytelling practitioners themselves. From then on, both the kids and Sean were sold on the influence of a great story.

Sean describes the collection of stories in his head as "life and legend" representing the mix of stories from his experiences, myth and legend from many cultures, sacred stories and observations of shared life events. As a storyteller, Sean primarily works with teens and adults. He describes his style as somewhere between "in your life and in your face" depending on the needs of the group he's telling to/with at any given gathering. Sean recognizes the ability of story to change the lives of the listeners, as he see stories change his own life as a teller.

Since 1986, he has traveled to perform and present workshops in dozens of states and to hundreds of organizations. His audiences have ranged from just few people gathered in a living room to several thousand teens and adults. Both national organizations and local groups have experienced Sean as a teller and workshop leader.

Sean is the father of four great young adults and husband of one wife. He lives in the Phoenix, Arizona area. His wife says that he is a great cook.
Ages
All Ages
School Districts
Workshops
Yes
Requirements
Extensive national travel and performance since 1986. Requirements: Reasonable fees; air or car travel for two people; reasonable and customary expenses as needed; single commercial (hotel) lodging room.
Mentor
Yes
Cost
Travel
Yes