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First Name
Jeff
Middle Name
Last Name
Gere
Stage Name
Privacy
Phone
8087371774
Region
Pacific
Address
PO Box 37495
City
Honolulu
Country
United States
State
HI
Zip Code
96837
Primary type of performance
Folk/Fairy Tales, Myths & Legends, Monologues, Family Stories, Personal Narrative Stories, Edgy Personal Stories, Original Stories, Storytelling/Characterizations
Stories
true supernatural tales of Hawaii, legends, folktales, personal tales, hilarious and inspirational tales. As Honolulu>s Drama Specialist, I talk to 6,000 kids every Summer Fun (all ages).
Bi or Multi Lingual
Bio
Born on Halloween, Jeff Gere blends talents as a painter, puppeteer, and mime into shows which have electrified audiences in Hawaii (and beyond) of every age for twenty years. Jeff>s animated physical energy, wide range of voices, morphing elastic face and clear characterizations make his shows unforgettable events. He becomes his stories!
As the Drama Specialist for Oahu>s Parks Department, Jeff directed the Talk Story Festival, Hawaii>s biggest storytelling celebration (26 years). Jeff hosted/created Talk Story Radio, a weekly Pacific storytelling show (2 years on Hawaii Public Radio). His <Story TV< airs monthly story shows (since >90). Jeff>s made ten CDs (won many awards) and two DVDs.
He produced a national Talk Story Conference (Waikiki, >09) and then three Talk Story Camps. He received an Oracle Award from the National Storytelling Network in 2007. He told to 2,000 for 12 minutes in a circus tent (2010 National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee and did a week>s residence there (August 2013 and tour to North Carolina, Kentucky, & Ohio). Recent tours include Thailand, India, China & Romania (>15 - >16).
Ages
All Ages
School Districts
I annually do a tour of Hawaii after my Talk Story Festival (in libraries and public & private schools). I do innumerable schools shows (20 years) and am on all rosters in Hawaii for performers.
Workshops
Yes
Requirements
Make me an offer: color me curious and willing. I learn so much visiting other places.
Mentor
Yes
Cost
Travel
Yes