I Just gave the keynote address for the Playgrounds of Learning Child-Care Conference in Spruce Pine, NC. I recorded this with my iPod. Good quality, but a bit skippy for some reason. Check my Music list to listen!
Today I uploaded 4 short videos from Gilgamesh. The first is a promotional piece showing several moments from the performance. The other 3 (Sex. Power. Immortality.) present segments of the actual performance. Check them out at My Videos!
The 14th Street Playhouse was a good home for Gilgamesh. This was the inaugural performance for the newly formed Houselights Storytelling Theatre. You can read more about them in this month's Storytelling Magazine. Here are a few shots from the show:…
Hey friends! i will be performing my version of Gilgamesh at the 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta May 16 - 18, Friday & Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. I will also be offering a workshop, "Exercising The Listener", on Saturday. I have uploaded an audio file of the first 12 minutes for you to sample. For more information check out 14th Street Playhouse.…
David - Thanks for posting the keynote. We went through the National Speakers Assn program and became members this year thinking that keynote speeches are a route that we can follow. Do you do keynotes frequently? Do you present yourself as a storyteller or a speaker? It seems that there's quite a difference in rates that a person can command depending on whether the speaker is an 'entertainer' or speaking on a specific topic, more like a lesson learned. It would be great to get your take on this.
I am looking forward to seeing you in Florida next year for StoryCamp. As I was studying the list of tellers for the past 25 years I found that this will be your third time to camp. Aren't you the lucky one, because it just keeps getting better.
I didn't even think to check if you had a Facebook account so I was honored to be invited to your site. That is already a smart step in connecting with the 18-35-year-olds as over 75% of college students have a Facebook account.
Feel free to start discussions or make comments within the "College Big Cats" group.
You may have noticed the e-Course there on basic marketing for college venues.
If you were to give 3 pointers to someone who has just jumped off the comfortable dock of regional storytelling into the ocean of national storytelling, what would they be? Not that I’m asking for myself... I mean... well... yes. I’m asking for myself.
Daniel Bishop, the Storyteller