Part of NSN’s 2020 Halloween Gala
These “Boo tales with a grin” are for little spooks & the ghosts who love them. Boo riddles for younger kids lead to a long-necked ghost. Stranger tales bring older children deeper in the deep, dark folktale woods: trolls under the bridge, one old lady fooling Death, and another who bites children. Beware of the Green Hand! Kids love delicious tension (especially when it ends in a grin).
Karin Amano trained in Japanese theatre before studying educational theatre at NYU. In NY and FL, she performed in numerous plays. She was a full-time actor/storyteller at Walt Disney World for 11 years.
Joel Ben Izzy has gathered stories, led workshops, and consulted on story projects in 36 countries since 1983. He’s
recorded six award-winning CDs and published The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness as well as Dreidels
on the Brain. Storypage.com
Elizabeth Dodds has brought stories to life at Utah’s Biggest Liar contests, Hauntings contests, and the Weber State University Storytelling Festival. She especially enjoys telling children’s stories at libraries and schools. doddselizabeth2.wixsite.com/storytelling
Daniel A. Kelin II is an artist, educator, scholar, author, playwright, and, most recently, a short film-maker who lives in Hawaii and (usually) travels a great deal. DanielAKelin.com
Since 1989, Mary Jo Maichack has been a full-time storyteller, musician and teaching artist, and Massachusetts State Liaison to NSN. She’s performed over 4,000 shows from San Francisco to Vienna, Austria. MaryJoMaichack.com
A bilingual storyteller, Lillian Rodrigues-Pang tells stories to audiences of all ages for fun, education, personal, and community acceptance/awareness. Combining stories with song, rhyme, props, percussion, actions, and language, Lillian enthralls the audience with her full-bodied, theatrical performance. storytellersnsw.org.au/lillian- rodriguespang