Congratulations to the following ten selected to perform their work for the 2018 National Storytelling Summit! In keeping with the Fringe model, a Fringe lottery took place February 24, 2018 LIVE at the Ark 31st Annual Storytelling Festival in Ann Arbor, MI. (Performances subject to change: alternates are drawn via lottery also.)

You won’t want to miss this exciting part of the 2018 National Storytelling Summit, so make your plans now to BE THERE July 25-28, 2018 in Kansas City, MO. Please note: Subject matter varies widely and may contain adult material.

Thursday, July 26, 2018
9:45 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.

Cooper Braun-Enos – Lafayette, Colorado
“Perilous Princesses”
Princesses often get short shrift. Not in this show! Join Cooper Braun for princesses who never considered waiting to be rescued and set out to fight their own dragons.
Content Warning: Rated PG

Olga Loya & Erica Lann Clark – San Jose, California
“Believe It or Not”
You know those unbelievable true stories you only tell your best friends because you don’t want to be ridiculed? Well, we risk telling you ours – believe them or not.
Category: Adult, Ensemble
Content Warning: Violence

Nancee Walker-Micham & Michael Micham – Taneyville, Missouri
“White Cloverine Salve”
Thousands of “Okies” escaped the dust bowl of Oklahoma and the Great Depression. This story in song and script tells the story of one of those dustbowl refugees.
Category: Adult, Family, Ensemble, Music
Content Warning: None

Friday, July 27, 2018
9:45 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.

Ingrid Nixon & Jeff Doyle – Sequim, Washington & Brighton, Michigan
“The Lost Diaries of Eve and Adam”
When it comes to things like love, family, and screwing up, Eve and Adam were the originals. Inspired by Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve, this program offers a contemporary take on this messy little gift called Life.
Category: Adult
Content Warning: None

Jennifer Otto & Eileen DeLorenzo – Lansing, Michigan & Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
“Nothing New”
The traditional tales we love and our crafted personal stories all stem from the shared human experience – our stories mirror each other and ourselves.
Category: Adult, Family, Ensemble
Content Warning: None

Chetter Galloway – Atlanta, Georgia
“Cuts, Trims, and Shaves: The Story of Atlanta’s first black millionaire”
Alonzo Franklin Herndon rose to prominence during a turbulent time in history to amass a fortune while struggling with his own racial identity.
Category: Adult
Content Warning: Language, Adult Subject Matter

Saturday, July 28, 2018
9:45 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.

Noa Baum – Silver Spring, Maryland
“Dolls in My Pocket”
Have you longed to hold again a lost childhood treasure?
At the crossroads of Jerusalem and BabaYaga’s hut, a journey into timeless tangles of mothers, daughters and secrets of dolls.
Category: Adult, Solo
Content Warning: None

Steve Daut – Chelsea, Michigan
“A Village and Then Some”
Sometimes wisdom comes from unexpected places. In this series of true stories, Steve shows us a series of unlikely characters who have important insights into this crazy thing called life.
Category: Adult
Content Warning: None

Laura Deal – Boulder, Colorado
“Gaia Tells All: Confessions of a Global Deity”
Join Gaia, the consciousness of Earth, as she shares her memories and confessions, her original plan for life on Earth, and her concerns about how hot it’s getting in here.
Category: Adult, Solo
Content Warning: Language, Adult Subject Matter

Denise McCormack – Bordentown, New Jersey
“Love Stories”
A poignant blend of traditional and literary tales, Love Stories revisits secret and soulful nuances of motherhood, childhood, family, and life — the dynamics of love—to capture the very essence of women’s issues and issues of the heart.
Category: Adult, Solo
Content Warning: None