2012 Calendar

Recent Events

Regina celebrated her 20th year of storytelling in the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Series in New York’s Central Park on June 16th, 2012. Her stories were from Thailand and ancient Egypt. On June 22nd, 2013, she will be back in Central Park telling Andersen’s The Most Incredible Thing and Diane Wolkstein’s beautiful adaptation of the Australian creation story Sun Mother Wakes the World.

2012 Calendar

JANUARY   |   FEBRUARY   |    MARCH   |   APRIL   |   MAY   |   JUNE

JULY   |   AUGUST   |   SEPTEMBER   |   OCTOBER   |   NOVEMBER |   DECEMBER

 

JANURARY

January 1, 2012:
Story Salon, Posada del Arte, Baños, Ecuador
A Healing for the Earth
A remote tribe in Costa Rica hears of the 9/11 attack and wants to help. Regina tells of being asked to bring them information and deliver their prayers to Ground Zero.

FEBRUARY

February 10, 2012:
Love Stories, The Provincetown Playhouse, NYC
Indra’s Net: Connection, Reflection, Refraction, Distraction, and finally, Love!
A net stretches throughout the universe; at each crossing point a polished jewel reflects all the other jewels. This is Indra’s Net. Blissful, baleful, welcomed, or refused, the Universe presents us with unwavering offerings of connection. When we refuse, we get lost in the stars; when we open our hearts, we dance the cosmos and discover Love. For her ninth annual Love Stories concert, Regina plays with images of connection, bringing stories from around the world and the human heart.

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February 11, 2012:
East of the Sun and West of the Moon- Scandinavian Love Stories
Scandinavia House, NYC

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February 14, 2012:
Workhop for Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Fl.
Presentation for the International Management class.

MARCH

March 16, 2012:
LANES Sharing The Fire Conference, Albany, NY

A Healing for the Earth
A remote tribe in Costa Rica hears of the 9/11 attack and wants to help. Regina tells of being asked to bring them information and deliver their prayers to Ground Zero.

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March 18, 2012:
LANES Sharing The Fire Conference;
workshop
Bilingual Storytelling: Adding Flavor and Fun to your Story
Deliciously open up your storytelling to the diversity of language that enriches our world. Add flavor and texture that deepens the story experience by adding words and phrases of the original language. Invite your audience to share the language as you share world tales with them. Yummy storytelling!

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March performances:
New York Public Library: Girls Are Heroes Too
Aguilar, Mon, Mar 5; 4:00 pm
Allerton, Tues, mar 6; 3:30 pm
Kingsbridge, Thurs, Mar 8; 4:00 pm
City Island, Mon, Mar 12; 4:00 pm
Sputen Duyvil, Tues, Mar 13; 3:30 pm
Francis Martin Tues, Mar 20; 4:00 pm
Sedgewick, Wed, Mar 21; 3:45 pm
Clason’s Point, Thurs, Mar 22; 3:30 pm
Pelham Bay, Fri, Mar 23; 3:30 pm
Woodstock, Wed, Mar 28; 4:00 pm
Baychester, Sat, Mar 31; 11:00 am

APRIL

April performances:
New York Public Library: Celebrating the Earth
Eastchester, Mon, Apr 9; 3:30 pm
Columbus, Wed, Apr 11; 4:00 pm
Battery Park City, Thurs, Apr 12; 3:30 pm
Bloomingdale, Mon, Apr 16; 4:00 pm
Melrose, Tues, Apr 17; 4:00 pm
Grand Concourse, Wed, Apr 18; 4:00 pm
Hamilton Fish Park, Thurs, Apr 19; 4:00 pm
South Beach, Fri, Apr 20; 4:00 pm
Bronx Library Center, Sat, Apr 21; 2:00 pm

April 13th: Storytelling Intensive, New York University
Steinhardt School/Program in Educational Theatre

This weekend, graduate course  explores the wide world of  storytelling.  Participants discover that story telling is an essential human activity…from storytelling’s role in traditional society to modern, personal storytelling. As well, we explore its many applications in a variety of settings in contemporary society.

EdTheatre@NYU.edu
212-998-5867

MAY

May Performances: New York Public Library:
Latin American Stories in English and Spanish

Port Richmond, Tues, May 1; 3:30 pm
Richmondtown, Wed, May 2; 4:00 pm
Inwood, Tues, May 3; 4:00 pm
Epiphany, Mon, May 7; 4:00 pm
Fort Washington, Tues. May 8; 4:00 pm
Dongan Hills, Wed, May 9; 4:00 pm
Morningside Heights, Thurs, May 10; 4:00 pm
NYPL Children’s Center at 42nd Street,, Sat, May 12; 3:00 pm

JUNE

June 16:
Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Series, Central Park

Join Regina for her 20th year of storytelling at the statue of Hans Christian Andersen. West side of the Conservatory Pond, Fifth Avenue at 72nd Street, 11:00-noon, rain or shine

June 18:
Egyptian Mythology for the Delaware Institute for Arts in Education
Professional development performance/workshop for teachers, Wilmington.

June 23, & 24: Storytelling Intensive, New York University
Steinhardt School/Program in Educational Theatre

This weekend, graduate course  explores the wide world of  storytelling.  Participants discover that story telling is an essential human activity…from storytelling’s role in traditional society to modern, personal storytelling. As well, we explore its many applications in a variety of settings in contemporary society.

 EdTheatre@NYU.edu      212-998-5867

JULY

June 30-July 1:NSN National Storytelling Conference, Cincinnati
Adi, Song of Agan: an Epic from the Borneo Rainforest
This ancient example of oral literature, with its recognizable human relationships and sly humor is centered on the larger than life hero, Agan, as he is called to face life’s great challenges: love and death.
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July & August  workshops for the Santa Fe Youth Shelters

Regina will be giving a series of storytelling/writing workshops for the Santa Fe Youth Shelters.
For more information, contact Regina.

AUGUST

August 5:  Benefit for Healing Voices-Personal Stories 
Hillside Market,  Santa Fe, New Mexico

Healing Voices-Personal Stories is a non-profit film company creating and distributing media about women striving to overcome abuse. Regina will tell traditional stories which address the issue of abuse and how people have overcome it.    There will also be a showing of the short film “Peggy’sStory.   www.healingvoices-personalstories.org

 

August 30, 31: Using  Storytelling & Music to Teach ESL & ABE                                                                                                         SABES,  Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

Storytelling and music dynamically engage us in the act of learning and are wonderful activities to include in any ESOLABE class.       In these highly participatory workshops,  Regina Ress demonstrates how the arts can enhance foundational skills practice while encouraging cross-cultural awareness and personal expression; engage the “whole learner” and the “multiple intelligences and support a creative and communicative classroom.  The music workshop will include the use of computers.

 

SEPTEMBER

September 14 & 15: Storytelling Intensive, New York University
Steinhardt School/Program in Educational Theatre

This weekend, graduate course  explores the wide world of  storytelling.  Participants discover that story telling is an essential human activity…from storytelling’s role in traditional society to modern, personal storytelling. As well, we explore its many applications in a variety of settings in contemporary society.

EdTheatre@NYU.edu
212-998-5867

September 18: Indra’s Net: A Love Story Across Lifetimes    
StorySpace, Out of the Blue Gallery, Cambridge, Ma

Regina will be the featured teller in this long running series.  Tonight’s offering  tells of two people, lovers over lifetimes, who have landed on a node of the endless net of existence, but who are wildly out of sync in this lifetime. The story also features a hot springs, water-falls and a wildly erupting volcano.       http://storyspace.org/

OCTOBER

October performances for the NY Public Library  (www.nypl.org)
Snake Sisters, Skeletons and Maybe a Ghost or Two

Tues, Oct 16; 10:30 a.m. Cathedral Branch
Wed, Oct 17; 4 p.m. Castle Hill Branch
Thurs, Oct 18; 3:30 p.m., Westchester Square
Sat, Oct 20; 3 p.m., The Children’s Center,
Mon, Oct 22; 3:30 pm,  Port Richmond
Tues, Oct 23; 4 p.m., Jerome Park
Wed.,Oct 24; 4 p.m., Huguenot Park
Tues,  Oct 30; 4 p.m., Fort Washington
Wed, Oct 31; 3:30 p.m.  Baychester

October 19:  The Arts and Technology in the ESOL Classroom (workshop)
The Literacy Assistance Center, NYC

Many funding streams mandate fusing ESL/literacy instruction with broader content, including technology. This workshop focuses on teaching language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing, functions, vocabulary, grammar, etc.) and computer skills (Internet browsing for research, website navigation) through an exploration of the arts.  It will show how the arts can enhance foundational skills practice while encouraging cross-cultural awareness and personal expression; engage the “whole learner” and the “multiple intelligences”—and make teaching and learning fun!

http://lacnyc.org/

October 26-28: Power of Words Conference
“Love Is Stronger than Hate-a 9/11 Journey” (performance)

Sometimes we are given assignments. We accept them, not even know why they have been given nor what the outcome will be. This story concerns my city, New York. But it concerns all of us. It is a message to the world from the Cabecar, a group of materially poor but spiritually rich humans living on a remote mountain in Central America. They had heard something terrible had happened in NY the morning of September 11, 2001. They wanted to help heal the earth. My telling you this story of connection and love is part of that healing.
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NOVEMBER

November 2-3: Storytelling in the Language Classroom, New York University
Steinhardt School, Department of Teaching/Learning,
Program in Multilingual/Multicultural Studies

Storytelling dynamically engages us in the act of learning. This highly experiential workshop explores how the storyelling can enhance foundational skills practice while encouraging cross-cultural awareness and personal expression, engage the “whole learner” and the “multiple intelligences and support a creative and communicative classroom.

DECEMBER

December 16:  Story and Cider Sunday 

The Oasis at the Hillside Market, Santa Fe, NM

You won’t want to miss out on this special holiday treat! There will be mulled cider and gift wrapping all day, and a sundown storytelling of O’Henry’s classic Christmas story The Gifts of the Magi by internationally renowned storyteller Regina Ress beginning at 5:00 PM.

www.santafehillsidemarket.com