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New Hampshire Theatre Project’s 6th Annual Storytelling Festival will take place at New Hampshire Theatre Project on Friday, April 8 at 8 pm and will also be streamed online.
Featured performers Anne Jennison, Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti and Megan Wells. Music will be provided by Ben Baldwin and Kent Allyn.
Anne Jennison is a dyed-in-the-wool New Englander with both European and Abenaki heritage whose storytelling skills have been polished by more than 30 years of experience as a performing storyteller. With Master’s degrees in Storytelling and in History, Anne also brings a wealth of cultural and historical knowledge to enrich her retelling of timeless Native American stories. In honor of spring's arrival, Anne will be sharing two traditional tales: The First Strawberries (Cherokee) and Gluskabe and the Maple Trees (Abenaki).
Gwenlolyn Quezaire-Presutti is a professional storyteller and living history interpreter currently living in Connecticut who also spent 30 years working in social welfare. She’ll be sharing Roux, her personal story of growing up in “the projects,” in a house with seven siblings, lots of extended family, one bathroom, and two loving parents who were the “roux” that held it all together.
Megan Wells is a Chicago-based storyteller and theatre artist who is known for creating an intimate storytelling atmosphere, infusing her character with living souls, and delivering the experience with delicious theatrical timing. She will share Family Vacation, the story of a neverending road trip, a beautiful tale of family humor and heart based on NHTP's season theme of "Are We There Yet?" On Thursday, April 7, Megan will be offering a workshop on creating historical characters and impersonations called Mystery in History.
Music for the Festival will be provided by Ben Baldwin and Kent Allyn who have been digging deep into the rich heritage of American popular music for 25 years, and finding golden musical stories. The Storytelling Festival will be hosted by award-winning storyteller Genevieve Aichele, NHTP's Executive Director. Special thank you to The Music Hall for working with us to bring the 6th Annual Storytelling Festival to you!