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Kyle "the Unnecessary" Kissell
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  • Columbus, OH
  • United States
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Kyle "the Unnecessary" Kissell added a discussion to the group It Takes Two • Telling Tandem

tandem telling with a non-teller

Hi, everybodyI'm relatively new to tandem telling. All the tandem stories I've done have been with the same partner: three in the last two years. We're currently working on our first full show together for a festival. We have great stage chemistry and anticipate and play off one another very well, even to the point where one of our auditions was about 1/3 improvised. The one thing that bothers me a bit is that he isn't a storyteller. He's a good general performer with various degrees of skill…See More
Mar 14, 2013
Kyle "the Unnecessary" Kissell joined Don 'Buck P' Creacy's group

In the Fishbowl... with Buck P Creacy

Welcome;I am always trying to get better at my craft skills of storytelling.   Of course; we all are and because storytelling is an art AND A BUSINESS.  Well, I am trying to be get better about the way I do my work. Year's ago I had to call people and say. "I have never designed a postcard.  Where do I start?"   Many people helped me. So you gotta pay it forward.  In the Fishbowl... I publicly work on one  of the projects that I am hammering out.  It might be the very first time I've tried…See More
Mar 14, 2013
Kyle "the Unnecessary" Kissell joined Granny Sue's group

Show Me the Money!

A place to share grant sources and other funding opportunities for events, resources and professional development.
Mar 14, 2013
Kyle "the Unnecessary" Kissell joined Dianne de Las Casas, Founder's group

Story Biz

This will be the new home for Dianne de Las Casas' Story Biz Blog. Join the group and you will be notified when a new Story Biz Blog is posted. In addition, pertinent files can be uploaded to this group such as forms and marketing materials.
Mar 14, 2013
Kyle "the Unnecessary" Kissell joined Don 'Buck P' Creacy's group


This group is to discuss the in's and out's of Marketing and self promotion.
Mar 14, 2013
Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) commented on Kyle "the Unnecessary" Kissell's status
"Tomorrow I head to the FL StoryFest where I'll be giving a workshop.  I'm also noticing Michigan bookings are starting to improve.  Our state's economy has been so down for several years that it's encouraging to see."
Feb 27, 2013
Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) and Kyle "the Unnecessary" Kissell are now friends
Feb 27, 2013
Kyle "the Unnecessary" Kissell commented on Kyle "the Unnecessary" Kissell's status
"Hi, Lois. I'm still getting the hang of networking, but I'm trying to increase my participation in a lot of things. Things are picking up for me. I'm doing my first tour in April and have an ambitious project in the works through my…"
Feb 27, 2013
Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) commented on Kyle "the Unnecessary" Kissell's status
"Hi Kyle! Participation here always helps and your Page here is a free webpage to increase your web presence. Last summer when I was your m.c. seems like FOREVER!  Hope all is going well with you."
Feb 26, 2013
Kyle "the Unnecessary" Kissell updated their profile
Feb 26, 2013
Kyle "the Unnecessary" Kissell posted a status
"Oh good, I remembered this thing existed. That's the first step to not being dead."
Feb 26, 2013
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Jun 23, 2012
Kyle "the Unnecessary" Kissell joined Rivka Willick's group

All the Fringe that's fit to print

This group is for tellers who have performed, will perform, are considering performing or attending or are willing to help tellers who attend or perform at fringe festivals. We can post openings, information or offer or ask for help.See More
Aug 21, 2011
Kyle "the Unnecessary" Kissell joined True Thomas the Storyteller's group

By the Fire (faire/SCA/pagan/re-enactors/LARP, etc.)

We walk the fires, tell the myths and legends, and sometimes become the stories as well!
Aug 20, 2011
Kyle "the Unnecessary" Kissell joined Katie Knutson's group

New Voices

Discussion group for Storytellers ages 20-35 and their advocates. Pushing the limits, keeping storytelling alive in the next generation, etc!
Sep 6, 2010
Kyle "the Unnecessary" Kissell and Giles Abbott are now friends
Aug 23, 2010

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Professional Storyteller is a network for people who work in the field of oral storytelling. Please write a brief paragraph about your work.
I'm a young storyteller with a background in German Literature and being a ne'er-do-well. My ideal audience consists of mildly drunk graduate students. Despite a dearth of professional experience, I've already showcased at the 2012 National Storytelling conference, done a couple renaissance faires and am currently putting together my first tour.

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At 8:49am on September 4, 2010, Clare Muireann Murphy said…
Welcome Kyle

great name and interesting style you have developed. I wish you well as you begin to turn Professional, and hope that the good people of Columbus inundate you with work!




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