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February 24, 2020
You asked and we listened! Past participants in NHTP's Annual Storytelling Festival requested more in-depth workshops and performance variety. This year's 4th Annual Storytelling Festival has been expanded to 3 weeks and includes a variety of workshops and performances. Individual tickets and festival passes are available.
For serious tellers, our featured artist Diane Edgecomb will offer The Golden Thread: Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales, a 3-week workshop on successive Fridays, March 6, 13, & 20 to explore storytelling techniques in Voice, Characterization, Narration, and Movement. Workshop participants will present their work in our final Storytellers Showcase on March 22, hosted by Pat Spalding.
Other festival workshops include:
Native American Storytelling with Anne Jennison on March 7
Irish Music & Storytelling with Regina Delaney on March 14
Mythologizing Personal Stories with Genevieve Aichele on March 21
Each weekend of the Storytelling Festival has unique theme: performances on March 7-8 celebrate the earth, nature and springtime; the second Festival weekend celebrates all things Celtic in honor of St. Patrick’s Day; and NHTP’s season theme of “Can one person make a difference?” takes center stage on the Festival’s final weekend.
Saturday, March 7, 8 pm – In the Groves with Diane Edgecomb
Sunday, March 8, 2 pm – Native American Tales with Anne Jennison
Saturday, March 14, 8 pm – An Irish Rhapsody with Diane Edgecomb
Sunday, March 15, 2 pm – Sarah Bauhan in Concert, with Kent Allyn
Saturday, March 21, 8 pm – A Thousand Doorways with Diane Edgecomb
Sunday, March 22, 2 pm – Storytellers Showcase, hosted by Pat Spalding
Saturday 8 pm performances are $25 & Sunday 2 pm performances are $20
NHTP’s 4th Annual Storytelling Festival is sponsored by Heinemann Publishing in Portsmouth, dedicated to teachers for over 50 years, with additional funding from the New England State Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts.