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Storytelling at the Andersen Statue 2017
Image ©Philip David Morgan – Perennial Alice.

Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen 2017

Central Park (Conservatory Water)
72nd Street & Fifth Avenue entrance, New York City
Saturdays from June through September, from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon


September


September 23rd:
A Celebration of Diane Wolkstein (1942–2013)
(on the 50th Anniversary of her first performances in Central Park)
Presented by Rachel Zucker

September 30th:
The Ugly Duckling’s Birthday Party
w/Rolf Stang
(as H.C. Andersen) and Laura Simms
“The Ugly Duckling” and “The Wild Swans” (both by H.C. Andersen)
(refreshments provided by the American Scandinavian Foundation)

Laura Simms, artistic director (monitors to be determined)

All performances will be held, come light rain or shine. The programs are appropriate for children of six years and up. Parents or adult guardians are asked to sit with their children during the performances.

Visit the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center website and make a donation with PayPal to support the Center’s activities

This series is sponsored by the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center, Inc., and is produced with the participation of the Central Park Conservancy and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.




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Robin Bady
Nancy Drewinsky and the Search for the Missing Letter
A 2017 United Solo Theatre Festival Performance

Theatre Row — The Studio Theatre
410 West 42nd Street, New York City
Thursday, September 21st, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.


On October 20th, 1953,  U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy arrived at  the Army Signal Corp labs at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, looking to uncover and
destroy a Communist spy ring. Storyteller Robin Bady is not afraid of the bogeyman; she knows who haunts her. It is Senator McCarthy — 
instigator of the anti–­Communist witch hunts of the 1950’s. To name her fears and claim her truth, Robin reveals the deeply personal story of what 
happened when her father, who worked at the Ft. Monmouth labs, was accused of being a traitor and Communist spy — and how her family 
was never the same. Directed for the stage by Loren Niemi, with images by Liora Coor. Recommended for adults and youth of 12 years and older due to subject matter.

Admission: $35.00 + $2.25 theatre restoration charge
Reservations (recommended): Telecharge online or at 1.212.239.6200
(be prepared to mention United Solo Theatre Festival, Theatre Row — The Studio Theatre and the day and time of the show)




African Folk Heritage Circle, Inc.

Folks Tellin’ Tales

Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center
1942 Amsterdam Avenue (at 156th Street, New York City)
Select Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.



Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017:
Lynette Braxton
Tales of Blessings


Admission: $10.00

Contact: Dr. Joyce C. Duncan at 1.212.568.1645
or Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center at 1.212.862.3680



Battery Park City Parks
LuAnn Adams
Spooky Stories to Tickle Your Spine

Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
South of River Terrace (between Chambers and Warren Streets)
Battery Park City, New York (lower Manhattan)
Sunday, October 29th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.

Celebrate Hallowe’en by listening to some ‘not-too-scary’ tales vividly told by the delightful and engaging storyteller LuAnn Adams. Wear your Hallowe’en costume! Suitable for family audiences.

Admission: Free



Laura Simms Mini–Residency

(private residence in New York City, call number below for details)
Friday to Sunday, November 2nd to 4th, 2017 (see description below for starting times)


Bring a story you are working with to an awakened and in–depth storytelling lab. We will focus on the unique aspects of telling a story that provide depth, texture, timing and a deepening relationship to audiences. We all tell stories. But how we tell them either benefits our audiences or merely entertains.

The Friday evening workshop will start at 7:00 p.m. We work daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 p.m. on the remaining days.

Registration per person: $300.00 (limited to 10 individual registrants), including workshop materials, snacks and breakfast
RSVP: 1.212.674.3479





Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse
Fall 2017 Series: Just ‘Cause

Provincetown Playhouse
133 MacDougal Street, New York City
(between West 3rd Street & Washington Square)
Closest MTA subway trains:
A,B,C,D,E,F,M (West 4th Street); #1 (Sheridan Square); #6 (Astor Place); and N,R (8th Street).
Select Sundays at 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted
 
Sometimes storytelling addresses everyday reality through metaphor; sometimes  it addresses reality head on. This fall, Norah Dooley, 
Darci Tucker, and Robin Bady will bring personal and historical stories which are, themselves, metaphors for our time.  


Sunday, September 24th, 2017:
Norah Dooley     
Disobedient 
 
“His story broke my world view wide open. He was a kid my age, working with Cesar Chávez to win better conditions for his family of
itinerant farm workers.” 

Before that moment, storyteller Norah Dooley believed that every promise of our ‘exceptional’ U.S. democracy was a common reality. 
She hopes her stories about her arrest as a supporter of Chávez’s United Farm Workers, her civil­ disobedience last summer for 
obstructing construction of a fossil fuel pipeline ­ and many a ‘just cause’ in between ­will help others think of ways to make the dream 
of ‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness’ a reality for all people. Recommended for adults and youth of 14 years and over due to adult language. Parental discretion is advised.


Sunday, October 22nd, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.:
Darci Tucker
Upon a White Horse

One hundred years ago, the women of New York won the right to vote, thanks in part to ‘the lady on the white horse.’ A graduate of the New York University’s School of Law, Inez Milholland used her looks and her brains to bring attention to the cause of women’s suffrage. Called the ‘Poster
Girl of Radicalism’ by The New York Times, this lawyer, war correspondent and outspoken crusader for social justice literally worked herself to
death for the cause of women’s suffrage. Storyteller Darci Tucker will bring her back to life. Recommended for adults and youth of 12 years and older.


Sunday,  November 5, 2015: 
Robin Bady
Nancy Drewinsky and the Search for the Missing Letter

On October 20th, 1953,  U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy arrived at  the Army Signal Corp labs at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, looking to uncover and
destroy a Communist spy ring. Storyteller Robin Bady is not afraid of the bogeyman; she knows who haunts her. It is Senator McCarthy — 
instigator of the anti–­Communist witch hunts of the 1950’s. To name her fears and claim her truth, Robin reveals the deeply personal story of what 
happened when her father, who worked at the Ft. Monmouth labs, was accused of being a traitor and Communist spy — and how her family 
was never the same. Recommended for adults and youth of 12 years and older due to subject matter.


David Montgomery, Program Director, Program in Educational Theatre (NYU Steinhardt)
Regina Ress, Producer

Admission: Free (seating is limited, and the box office opens one hour before each performance).
Contact: 1.212.998.5867




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Out by Ten
A showcase for storytellers and musicians

John Strasberg Studios
555 Eighth Avenue, New York City

(between 37th and 38th Streets)

Please watch this space for the next Out by Ten event to be announced.

Contact: outbyten10@gmail.com





Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers
at Scandinavia House


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Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue, New York City
(four blocks south of Grand Central Station)
Select Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Some of New York's most famous storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far North.

Please watch this page for the first dates of the 2017–2018 season to be announced,

Admission: Free (and suitable for children five and up)
Contact: 1.212.879.9779 or hca@amscan.org