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 storyteller and story craftsman.
I have theatrical training with periods of study and work on improvisation and creative voice with different actors and directors over many years (Tanino De Rosa, Luisa Pasello, Paolo Rossi, Anne Zenour, Mamadou Dioume, Kaya Anderson, Albino Bignamini, Susanne Weins, Atelier delle Figure di Cervia).
Since 2000 I have been telling folk and fairy tales, myths and legends, in public and open spaces such as in libraries, schools, theatres, museums, bookshops, parks, gardens, farmyards, hospitals, trains, town squares, in the woods, on the beach, everywhere.
I have met thousands of listeners and how much have I learned! I have learned from their silence, from their yawns, from their enchanted eyes, from their chit chat, from their fixed position, from their questions and comments, from their bored sights. And how much do I still have to learn!
Over the last years I have participated, amongst various appointments, in several storytelling Festivals in Italy.
In 2007 and 2008 I told stories in English in Sydney, Australia, for the Italian Institute of Culture.
In addition to storytelling, I direct theatrical workshops for children, teenager and adults, and training for teachers.
Many here share a theatre background, but, as somebody who also sometimes includes puppetry in my storytelling, I'm delighted to welcome you. Usually new members can find other members from their area by using the search box, but there are 11 pages mentioning Italy and only some are in Italy. Since that can be a huge help in this international network of over 2000 members, I checked and found these names:
Alessandro Ghebreigziabiher, Angela Sajeva, Enedina Sanna, Federica Nardese, Giovanna Conforto, Paola Biato, and a different Paola who goes only by her first name, and, similarly, Patrizia.
Many have not been active recently, but maybe your contacting them will reactivate them. We also have many groups to interest you, including two specifically likely to feel like "home", FEST (the Federation for European Storytelling) and possibly International Storytelling.
Hope this helps you settle in and use this network. It has much to offer you.