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Whether performing for adults or children, with her warm and engaging style Regina invites her audience to journey with her to explore new territory and return with insights and information, having had a delightful experience along the way.

 

2017 Performances and Classes

Chennai Festival

February 3-12, 2017-Chennai Storytelling Festival

I had a gorgeous time as “Co-Host” for the  Chennai Storytelling Festival in India in February. I had the honor of performing the inaugural concert, a solo show I called She Was Not Afraid,  as well as individual stories in several other shows; I taught several workshops on storytelling as art and as a teaching tool, shared some best practices in a seminar on using storytelling for English language training and participated in a video-conference. I also gave a parents workshop at I-Spark on storytelling with children and told stories to three classes of elementary school children at the Alphabet Primary School. Congratulations to Dr. Eric Miller of the World Storytelling Institute on organizing this wonderful weeklong festival.

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February 3, 2017-Opening Concert, Chennai Storytelling Festival

SHE WAS NOT AFRAID: Stories of  Brave, Fascinating and Funny Females-Human and Divine

New York City based storyteller, Regina Ress, weaves classic myth, ancient legend, and her own personal stories that celebrate the openhearted  yet, powerful, feisty yet compassionate Feminine. Her stories take us on a journey through time and space, from  ancient Egypt’s Goddesses to modern NYC’s  homeless, with stops in Borneo, Hawaii, and other fascinating corners of the world.

6:00-7:30 PM     Andhra Mahila Sabha, 109, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai, India

https://www.facebook.com/chennaistorytellingfestival/ ______

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-03-03 at 10.19.20 AMFebruary 15~Arangham Salon Series, Chennai, India

DARE

What does that mean, “to dare?”  And specifically, to be a woman and dare?  For so many of us, it is simply the act of opening the door and venturing forth. taking that first step out into a wider world. This evening, Regina brings stories of women who dare to change their circumstance,  to choose their lives, to reach out a hand to help even a feared “other,” to hold on to loved ones as they go through terrifying changes, to embrace a vision of all creation and hold it, preserve it through times of  enormous destruction. To be bold. To be fearless. To dare.

 

 

 

February 16, Expressive Arts Therapy Conference, Chennai, India

presented by the Department of Psychology, Women’s Christian College and the East West Center for Counselling

STORYTELLING & EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY: A SEAMLESS FIT

Whether working with an individual or a group, the use of storytelling can be a powerful tool in the therapeutic process. Stories offer images and metaphor; storytelling offers a means of expression and a chance to be heard.  In this highly participatory workshop, we will explore several approaches for using storytelling to discover and work with individual and community stories for healing.

Regina draws on her work  with at-risk children for the CAYR (Creative Alternatives for Youth at Risk) program in Newark, NJ,  her work with women in prison, and her work in NYC with adults and children in the aftermath of 9/11.

 

 

PP logoStorytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.  The winter/spring series is entitled          Journeying: The Heart of Storytelling.

Weaving traditional stories with personal narrative, spoken word with music, the here and now with historic past and fantastic future, internationally renowned storytellers Therese PlairRegina Ress, and Joseph Sobol spirit us through time and space, around the world, and into the heart of human experience for our spring series at NYU’s historic Provincetown Playhouse.    

On Friday, February, 10th, Therese Plair performs  The Reclamation of Love  

For the full season, go to the websitehttp://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

 

March 18  - World Storytelling Day

South Broadway Cultural Center. Albuquerque,  New Mexico

World Storytelling Day is a worldwide celebration of the art of storytelling.  Regina joins the Storytellers of New Mexico for a day-long World Storytelling event.

World Storytelling Day 2017Regina will be performing in the morning children’s concert and serving as MC for the evening concert, Tales of Change, an evening of stories that address those unexpected and defining moments of our lives. Both program will offer a wide variety of genres including music and movement. There will be a workshop by Sarah Malone in the afternoon for youth.

http://www.southbroadwaytickets.com/event/263022/world-storytelling-day

South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway, SE, Albuquerque, NM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31 -April 1 , 2017 - 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

 

April 14 2017-Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse

ECSTATIC STATES IN EXOTIC LANDS     8:00 PM

From Durga’s fiery Temple dances in Bali to Tutu Pele’s volcanic eruptions on Hawaii, storyteller and intrepid traveler Regina Ress UP A TREE(recently returned from India)  weaves tales of her own storied journeys through ancient myth, exotic lands, and the ecstasy experienced when we step out of our comfort zones into non-ordinary reality. The Goddess shows up, as do wise old men, young and old lovers, some gorgeous landscapes and deeper understanding of the human heart’s immense capacity for love.

The Provincetown Playhouse, NYC   133 MacDougal  Street,  Greenwich Village, NYC

Events are free. Box office opens one hour before the show
Information line  212-998-5867;    http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

April 26, 2017  The Articulate Theatre Company

Tales in Time Articulating the Arts: Panel Discussion following performance

Regina will join Douglas Carter Beane,  playwright and screenplay writer, and Ken Davenport, Broadway/Off-Broadway producer, for a panel discussion after the April26th performance of The Articulate Theatre Company’s production Tales in Time, short plays based on traditional stories. The discussion will focus on how our society uses stories to remind us of who we are, challenge us to be better, heal ourselves, and how we write-and more importantly, share-new stories. What makes stories and storytelling so fundamental to the human soul and thus so helpful in the healing process? Taking a look at where oral traditions meet the written word

Tales in TimApril 24-27, 2017 @ T. Schreiber Studio  (panel discusson on April 26)
151 W. 26th St, 7th Floor NY                                                                                                                             www.articulatetheatre.com/

 

 

Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

Sunday, April 30, 3:00 PM,  Regina hosts Joseph Sobol

Joseph Sobol performs Jack and the Least Gal: A Fantasia of Appalachian Wonder Tales.

At the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC

3:00 PM, Free

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

May 7, 2017: Storytelling on the Moment

Workshop for the New Jersey Storytelling Guild

One of the great gifts of storytelling is its flexible immediacy as well as its ability to address difficult topics indirectly through metaphor. Sometimes the story unfolding in the wider world impacts the story needing to be told at the moment. As storytellers, our ability to respond to what is happening, both in the world and in the listeners who have gathered to hear story, presents us with the opportunity to ease minds and hearts, strengthen individuals and create community. What kinds of stories, what themes, what images can we bring when asked to show up for our listeners when the world is falling down?  For this workshop, Regina will both tell stories and lead activities and discussion on creating or shifting program content to address difficult situations, for storytelling on the moment.

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http://www.njstorynet.org/storytelling-events/2016/10/17/nj-storytelling-guild-storytelling-on-the-moment-workshop-with-regina-ress

 

June 3 & 4 2017 - Storytelling Intensive, New York University
NYU/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

 

June 18, 2017 - Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center

 BIRDS, BEES, and  TREES: Stories to Celebrate Nature’s Exuberance, Abundance, and Gifts.

Screen Shot 2017-05-29 at 9.12.54 PMRegina  returns to Albuquerque’s Open Space Visitor with a delightful program of stories and songs to celebrate Pollinator Day. She’ll be joined by storyteller Liz Manual for this hour’s tribute to the Earth and all the magical creatures, plants, rocks and rivers that we share it with. Happy Summer Solstice!

10:00 AM

6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

(505) 897-8831

 

June 24 2017 – Elena Gallegos Open Space, Albuquerque, NM

 

A SALUTE TO THE SUN: STORIES TO CELEBRATE SUMMER SOLSTICE

Screen Shot 2017-06-27 at 9.46.05 AMRegina is thrilled to bring stories of the sun, the earth…and maybe even the moon for this evening’s storytelling hour at the beautiful Elena Gallegos park on Sandia Mountain, Albuquerque, New Mexico

7100 Tramway Boulevard,   7:00-8:00 PM,  Free

http://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/open-space/lands/elena-gallegos-open-space

 

 

July 13, 2017 – Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center

A COUNCIL OF ALL BEINGS

The Council of All Beings is an interactive, communal workshop addressing our planet and our relationship to it and everything living upon it. Regina will facilitate this beautiful and powerful process with a group of young people and their counselors who will speak for the animals, plants, and elements of the Earth itself in a kind of U.N.of all of the natural world. Addressing the Human Beings, the others bring reminders of what gifts they give to humans and what is their plight now. The morning includes speaking, singing, moving and visual art-making process leading to the Council of All Beings itself.

Screen Shot 2017-07-21 at 11.33.25 AMRegina was introduced to the Council of All Beings by Joanna Macy, one of the creators. She has led it previously for adults and for youth. For an in depth look at topic, read the book Thinking Like a Mountain by John Seed, Joanna Macy, Arne Naas, and  Pat Fleming.

 

 

July 14, 2017 -Tortuga Gallery, Albuquerque,NM
MAGIC, MISCHIEF and MEANDERINGS: tales of Rambling, Gambling, and Roughing it

Regina joins Phyllis Bergman and Mauny Muray for an evening of magical tales in this beautiful art gallery in Albuquerque, NM.  7 PM.   (sliding entry fee  $5-15)

Tortura Gallery, 901 Edith SE, Albuquerque, NM      Tortugagallery.org                                                                  

 

August 5, 2015,  SOMOS Salon, Taos,NM

SUMMER LOVE & LOVING SUMMER STORY/SWAP                                                                                   

Regina will be hosting this summer swap for SOMOS.OH the deliciousness of summer! It awakens the senses and entices us to taste its pleasures. Got a story about a summer romance?  best ice-cream ever? dreaming in the poppy fields? SOMOS and the Storytellers of New Mexico invite you to our summer Story Circle–a gathering to swap some good stories. 7 minute time limit, please.

3-5 PM     108 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, NM                                                                                                        www.somostaos.org

 

 

September 23, 2016  Central Park, NYC*RR at HCA  6-13

Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Series

Regina’s 25tth year in this iconic series

Regina joins other storytellers in a salute to Diane Wolkstein, storyteller, author, and curator of this series for over forty years. Stay tuned for more details!

11:00AM at Hans Christian Andersen statue, Central Park    near Fifth Avenue & 72nd Street

 

 

October 13 -October 14 , 2017 - Storytelling Intensive, New York University
NYUSteinhardt 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

 

October 20 & 21,   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 storytelling 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.

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/teachlearn/mms

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2016 Events

 

January 17, 2016-St. Alban’s Episcopal Church

Compassion, Generosity, and Grace: Stories from 9/11

Sounding like a demon straight from hell, the shock waves from a low flying airplane rattled  Regina Ress’s  apartment building in lower Manhattan   just before it plunged into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The hijackers thought only of loosing terror. Instead, what Regina witnessed    was a tidal wave of compassion, generosity and grace in response to that horrific act,. It was an act of anger which prompted hundreds of thousands of acts of love. Please come and let her tell you about it. You will feel better about human beings.

3:00 PM, Sunday, January 17   St. Alban’s Episcopal Church   8451 Blind Pass Road, St. Pete Beach, Florida ~ (727)360-8406

 

February 7, 2016

House Concert in Queens, NYC.  Contact Regina for information.

 

February 12, 2016       8:00 PM

Love, Can We Handle It?     

Regina Ress, Storyteller;  Larry Roland, Bass

Love, Can We Handle It?

Love, Can We Handle It?

Joined by virtuoso bass player and poet Larry Roland, Regina Ress tells love stories that take us from ancient Egypt to NYC’s East Village in 1970 to a hot tub in Napa California with lovers real and imagined  as she brings some questions and some storied answers about love for her thirteenth annual Valentine’s concert at the historic Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village, NY.

At the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC  http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

 

 

 

March 20, 2016 – World Storytelling Day

Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center,  New Mexico

World Storytelling Day is March 20! I’m delighted have been asked to create an event for the Storytellers of New Mexico at the Albuquerque Open Space Visitor’s Center. This year’s theme is Strong Women. How wonderful to be part of this global event celebrating storytelling.

Open Space Visitor Center Gallery | 6500 Coors Blvd NW at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd., Albuquerque, NM; 10 AM. FREE.

 

April 1 & 2, 2016 – 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

 

April 16, 2016-New Brunswick Fun Fair

¡Ven Y Disfruta! Stories in English & Spanish 

Did la Hormigita find her friend? Did Señor Wiggle and Señor Waggleever get together? Regina Ress invites children and adults to join her for some fun with stories…in English spiced with Spanish. ¡Nos divertiremos! We’ll have lots of fun!

This program is for the Child Care Consortium of New Brunswick Tomorrow



Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

 

Sunday, April 17, 3:00 PM,  Regina hosts Micahel D. McCarty

HAPPY PANTHER: My Experience in the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party

At the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC  http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

April 18, 2016-Princeton Junior School

Celebrating the Earth–and Each Other

Celebrate The Swimmers, The Creeper-Crawlers, The Winged-Ones, and many more living wonders with  Regina Ress  as she performs a participatory and entertaining program of stories and songs from cultures around the world, expressing the interconnection of all life on Earth. (2 assemblies…one for pre-school chldren, one for K-5)

 

April 27, 2016-South Hollis Branch, Queens Library

Tricksters, Travelers and other Locos…Stories from Around the World.  

South Hollis Library, 204-01 Hollis Avenue, Queens NY    4:00 PM

 

Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

Sunday, May1, 3:00 PM,  Regina hosts Megan Wells

HELEN’S TROY

At the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC  http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

May 2, 2016 – East Elmhurst Queens Library

Sun Mother Wakes the World and other stories from around the world to celebrate our Earth.

East Elmhurst Library;      95-06 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst, NY

 

 

Little Grey Horse, Costs Rica

May 26, 2016-Nickel Stories at CCA

A Horse Story

Joining the fun  at Santa Fe’s Center for Contemporary Arts, Regina joins Nickel Story writers in an evening of stories in the Munoz Waxman gallery exhibition Breaking Ring. Regina tells a section of her story A Healing for the Earth, describing her journey on a small grey horse through a banana plantation, through a river, and up a mountain to bring the story and images of 9/11 in NYC to a group of remote cloud forest dwellers in Costa Rica. The horse, not Regina, was definitely in charge of that trip!      6-8 PM,  CCA, Santa Fe, NM

 

 

 

June 4, 2016 – Albuquerque Folk Festival

Tricksters, Travelers, and a Loco or Two

Regina returns for her third year in this fabulous festival on the grounds of Albuquerque’s  Balloon Museum. She’ll be kicking off the day in the storytelling tent at 10:30  with her program  Tricksters, Travelers, and a Loco or Two.

Albuquerque Balloon.Museum ;    4401 Alameda Blvd Ne, Albuquerque, NM · http://www.abqfolkfest.org/

 

June 29, 2016 – Farmington Public Library/highlight]

Workshop for Youth Storytellers   1:00-2:30 PM

2101 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, NM 87401

 

 

July 22, 2016 – National Storytelling Conference

A Healing for the Earth 3:30 PM

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 6.34.56 PMSometimes we are given assignments. We accept them, not even knowing why they have been given nor what the outcome will be. Regina was asked to visit the Cabecar, a tribe in the remote cloud forest of Costa Rica the summer after the 9/11 attack in NYC. They knew something terrible had happened in NY. They wanted to find a way to help. Regina became a messenger to their cloud shrouded mountain top and from them back to Ground Zero. This story is from her program Compassion, Generosity, and Grace: Stories from 9/11. 

National Storytelling Conference, Kansas City                                  NSN ORACLE Regional Excellence Showcase with Nancy Donoval, Diane Edgecomb, Donna Ingham, & Regina Ress

National Storytelling Network    http://storynet.org/conference/

 

July 23, 2016 – National Storytelling Conference

Workshop: Storytelling in the Language Classroom

Storytelling dynamically engages students in the act of language learning. It is appropriate for all ages and accessible to all levels. In this very hands-on workshop, participants engage in a wide variety of activities which support a creative, communicative language classroom.  We will create stories, tell stories, sing stories, analyze stories, and have lots of fun while learning.

National Storytelling Conference, Kansas City, MO   National Storytelling Network    http://storynet.org/conference/           1:45-3:15 PM

 

August 4 & 5– 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

 

August 6, 2016  Central Park, NYC

Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Series

Regina’s 24rth year in this iconic series*RR-HCA-9-20-14 Duckling

11:00 AM

Central Park, NYC, at the statue of Hans Christian Andersen,  72nd St & Fifth Avenue                                                http://hcastorycenter.org/

 

 

 

 

August 7, 2016  Governor’s Island Storytelling Festival, NYC

Regina joins Robbin Bady  for some great storytelling in a new series on Governor’s Island in NY Harbor. 1-3:00PM

https://govisland.com/events/brooklyn-artery-presents-governors-island-storytelling-festival

 

August 28,2016– SOMOS,  Taos, NM

Compassion, Generosity, and Grace: Stories from 9/11

Screen Shot 2016-07-31 at 11.30.01 AMSounding like a demon straight from hell, the shock waves from a low flying airplane rattled  Regina Ress’s apartment building in lower Manhattan   just before it plunged into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The hijackers thought only of loosing terror. Instead, what Regina witnessed was a tidal wave of compassion, generosity and grace in response to that horrific act. It was an act of anger which prompted hundreds of thousands of acts of love. Please come and let her tell you about it. You will feel better about human beings.

5:00 PM     $10/$8          SOMOS ~~ 108 Civic Plaza Drive,  Taos, NM

Here is an article from the Taos News:  http://www.taosnews.com/entertainment/storyteller-shares-healing-tales-from/article_beb4cf8c-6d21-11e6-a0a7-83f5240e4d76.html

 

September 10, 2016 -  Placitas, NM Library

Compassion, Generosity, and Grace: Stories from 9/11

Sounding like a demon straight from hell, the shock waves from a low flying airplane rattled  Regina Ress’s apartment building in lower Manhattan   just before it plunged into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The hijackers thought only of loosing terror. Instead, what Regina witnessed was a tidal wave of compassion, generosity and grace in response to that horrific act. It was an act of anger which prompted hundreds of thousands of acts of love. Please come and let her tell you about it. You will feel better about human beings.

Placitas Community Library   453 State Highway 165, Placitas, NM · (505) 867-3355   2:00 PM
Here is a story in the  Sandoval Signpost:   http://sandovalsignpost.com/html/sandoval_arts.html#j
September 11, 2016  - St.Michael’s-All Angels Church,

Compassion, Generosity, and Grace: Stories from 9/11

Sounding like a demon straight from hell, the shock waves from a low flying airplane rattled  Regina Ress’s  apartment building in lower Manhattan just before it plunged into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The hijackers thought only of loosing terror. Instead, what Regina witnessed was a tidal wave of compassion, generosity and grace in response to that horrific act. It was an act of anger which prompted hundreds of thousands of acts of love. Please come and let her tell you about it. You will feel better about human beings.

601Montaño Road, NW Albuquerque, NM   (10:00 AM)

 

 

September 11, 2016  -  Teatro Paraguas, Santa Fe, NM

Compassion, Generosity, and Grace: Stories from 9/11

Sounding like a demon straight from hell, the shock waves from a low flying airplane rattled  Regina Ress’s  apartment building in lower Manhattan just before it plunged into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The hijackers thought only of loosing terror. Instead, what Regina witnessed was a tidal wave of compassion, generosity and grace in response to that horrific act. It was an act of anger which prompted hundreds of thousands of acts of love. Please come and let her tell you about it. You will feel better about human beings.

www.teatroparaguas.org   3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe, NM · (505) 424-1601

 

September 25Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Borderless and Boundless:  Stories for Crossing  Between Worlds  

Peter Stevenson, extraordinary storyteller from Wales, joins Regina as they share tales of marking boundaries, crossing borders and journeying between worlds. The stories invite us all to consider the walls …literal and figurative… by which we mark our territory, shut out the “other” and isolate ourselves; and they show us doors which we can open to embrace the “other” and by doing so, enlarge our lives.

The Provincetown Playhouse 133 MacDougal Street, NYC                                                                                         http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling                                                3:00 PM    Free

 

September 27,2016Mid-Manhattan Branch, NY Public Library

Compassion, Generosity, and Grace: Stories from 9/11

photo  thank youSounding like a demon straight from hell, the shock waves from a low flying airplane rattled  Regina Ress’s  apartment building in lower Manhattan just before it plunged into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The hijackers thought only of loosing terror. Instead, what Regina witnessed was a tidal wave of compassion, generosity and grace in response to that horrific act. It was an act of anger which prompted hundreds of thousands of acts of love. Please come and let her tell you about it. You will feel better about human beings.

Mid-Manhattan Library      455 5th Avenue (at 40th ST)     6:30 PM    Free

 

October 5, 2016  -  Mid-Manhattan Branch, NY Public Library

Healing Voices-Personal Stories: Films and A Panel Discussion on Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Month. JoAnne Tucker and Regina Ress, filmmakers creating short documentaries to increase public awareness of domestic violence, are  joined by award winning musician and theatre artist Jeannine Otis, a domestic violence survivor.  They will show two of their short films that demonstrate how domestic violence occurs across all economic levels, ages, cultural/ethnic backgrounds, and across the gender spectrum and discuss the issue of  DV as well as the impact of the arts in the healing process.

The documentaries, produced by Healing Voices-Personal Stories film company, give survivors an opportunity to tell their stories as well as to present role models for how to leave the confines of the domestic violence home and create a healthy life. The program will conclude with a Q and A session

Mid-Manhattan Library      455 5th Avenue (at 40th ST)     6:30 PM    hv-ps.org

 

October 8, 2016  -  Scandinavia House, NYC

Who’s That Tripping Over My Bridge and Knocking At My Door?

Julie DellaTorre  and  Regina Ress tell stories of fearsome and funny Trolls from Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Scandinavia House
58 park avenue, NYC

http://www.scandinaviahouse.org/

 

October 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

 

October 21 & 22  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 storytelling 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.

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/teachlearn/mms

 

October 23,  Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

Sunday, October 23, 3:00 PM,  Regina hosts storyteller Noa Baum

A Land Twice Promised

The Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC                                                                  http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

October 28 New York Public Library

Harlem Branch, 9 West 124th Street     3 PM   Halloween Stories

Bones, Creepy Creatures and Maybe a Ghost or Two
Regina Ress shares the story of the ghost in her NY apartment along with stories of walking skeletons, flying heads, and other creepy creatures to celebrate Halloween. Do you have a ghost story? Bring it!

 

November 6,  Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

Sunday, November 6, 3:00 PM,  Regina hosts Laura Simms

Unlocking Nine Locks

Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC  http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

 

[/highlight]Nickel Stories at the CCA, Santa Fe[/highlight]

Regina will participate in this celebration of writers taking place in the main art gallery of the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, NM. The theme is Adventure.  Regina has had few adventures!

1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM

 

December 17, 2016-The Magic of Light: A Celebration of Winter Solstice

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Regina Ress and Johanna and Scott Hongell-Darsee bringing winter tales and songs to the Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center.  As we head toward the darkest time of the year, this hour of multi-cultural magic invites the light to return and with it a sweet new year.

Saturday, December 17th     10:00-11:00 AM   ABQ Open Space Visitor Center                                

6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

(505) 897-8831

http://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/open-space/events/the-magic-of-light

 

 

 

 

2015  Events

December 5-WFUV-Cityscape

My Neighbor Brenda

Regina returns to George Bodarky’s program CityScape with the story of a homeless woman who brought her bright spirit to a NYC neighborhood. Regina originally told Brenda’s story on the show in 2004. She’s re-written it for this special broadcast looking at homelessness in  NYC. WFUV is an NPR affiliate.  wfuv.org

 

November 8, Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

Sunday, November 8, 3:00 PM,  Regina hosts Leeny Del Seamonds

¡Ay, Caramba! Bilingual Stories and Songs

At the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

November 7,  Storytelling at Scandinavia House, NYC

11:00 AM

Trolls and Trickery: Stories for the Whole Family

    Regina and Cuban-American storyteller Leeney have some good fun and great stories of tromping trolls and other odd creatures for  November Storytelling at the Nordic Cultural Center.  It is free!

Scandinavia House.org    58 Park Avenue, NYC

 

October 27, Institute for Collaborative Education

Ghosts and Bones: PreColumbian Tales for Halloween

This program is for the 6th grade at a NYC school.

 

 

Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

Sunday, October25, 3:00 PM,  Regina hosts Therese Folkes-Plair & Joy Kelly Smith

Haints, Haunts & Other Wazzits

At the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

October 23 & 24,   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 storytelling 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.

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/teachlearn/mms

 

October 16 & 17, 2015 – 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

 

Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

Sunday, September 27, 3:00 PM,  Regina hosts Welsh storyteller Peter Stevenson

Myra, the Lost Fairy Tales of West Wales

At the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

 

*RR-HCA-9-20-14 Duckling

 

Saturday, August 15th,  Storytelling at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue

Central Park, NYC

For her 23rd year in this iconic series, Regina is delighted to share the hour with the fabulous storyteller Megan Hicks. It will be great fun.    11:00 AM

Central Park, NYC, at the statue of Hans Christian Andersen,  72nd St & Fifth Avenue                                                http://hcastorycenter.org/

 

August 12, 2015 : The Hudson River Museum

Envy-the Stuff of Story

Insatiable desire….for money, power, fame, or simply love … is one of the great themes of  world stories. Painting pictures with words, storyteller Regina Ress tells folk and fairy tales, including a rarely told story by Hans Christian Andersen, that explore Envy…and some of its related Deadly Sins. This is in conjunction with the exhibit The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy, an Installation by Adrien Broom

The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers   http://www.hrm.org/

 

August 7 & 8, 2015 – Storytelling Intensive, New York University
Steinhardt School/Program in Educational Theatre

Regina teaches his weekend, graduate course  which 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

 

[highligh2015 Oracle Awardt]July 31-August 2, 2015, National Storytelling Conference[/highlight]

Regina is honored to be receiving the Mid Atlantic Regional Excellence Oracle Award from the National Storytelling Network.

 

 

 

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12:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico

Regina will be one of the featured tellers for this free, family event with storytellers sharing their tales and legends from the Land of Enchantment and beyond. The Jamboree takes place in the gorgeous Valle Grande of the Valles Caldera, 12 mile wide, collapsed volcanic crater  between Bandelier National Monument and Jemez Springs, New Mexico.

http://www.vallescaldera.gov/

 

July 9-29, 2015, Santa Fe University of Art & Design

Regina joins a fabulous team of creative teachers for Laureate International Universities’ Vacation English Immersion Class in Santa Fe, NM. She’ll be using storytelling, music, movement, visual art and the extraordinary resources of Santa Fe to help students from Latin America practice their English skills.

 

June 6, 2015 : The Albuquerque Folk Festival

Tricksters, Travelers and a Loco or Two

Regina returns to this full day of storytelling, music and  great fun at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque RRess, ABQ Folk FestivalInternational Balloon Museum  in Albuquerque, NM. She’ll be telling a rollicking program, in English and Spanish, of stories from Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean as well as hosting other storytellers. Come on over!

 

May 30: Community Day on the Hillside, Santa Fe

Regina well be part of an all day gathering of storytelling, music, visual art,  and information about the community…a great day at Hillside…from 10-4. Details to follow

Hillside,  86B Old Las Vegas Highway (near El Gancho), Santa Fe   www.santafehillside.com

 

May 15, 2015 : The Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ

Tricksters, Travelers and a Loco or Two      6:00 PM

Join Regina for a rollicking program, in English and Spanish, of stories from Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean

http://www.statetheatrenj.org/bilingual_program

 

May 9, 2015 : Pittsburgh Fringe

Compassion, Generosity & Grace: Stories from 9/11

Roaring like a demon straight from hell, the shock waves from a low flying airplane rattled my apartment building in lower Manhattan just before it plunged into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.  The hijackers thought only of loosing terror. What Regina witnessed and was a part of was the loosing of a tidal wave of compassion, generosity and grace in response to that horrific act, an act of anger which prompted hundreds of thousands of acts of love.  “What I learned from 9/11 is that love is stronger than hate. Of this I am very sure.”

Regina will be one of the featured performers for this Fringe Festival in Pittsburgh,PA.                                                               Max’s Allegheny Tavern, 537 Suismon St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212     4:30-5:30 PM

 

May 3, 2015 : Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

Sunday, May 3rd, 3:00 PM,  Regina hosts  Anita Ratnam telling  A Million Sitas-stories from the Ramayana

At the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

April 25, 2015 – Storytelling for Family Day at the Tribeca Film Festival

Regina joins  storytellers Bill Gordh, Julia Morris and violinist Deni Bonet for some fun at the Tribeca Family Day in conjunction with the Tribeca Film Festival in Lower Manhattan.                                                                                                 Duane Street Stage,   2 & 4 PM https://tribecafilm.com/

 

April 21, 2015 – Big City Stories

Regina and her alter-ego “Edna” tell stories for Tommy O’Malley’s fabulous series. Tonight it is at Richlane on Union Avenue in the hip neighborhood of  Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.  9 PM Be there!

 

 

April 19, 2015 : Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

Sunday, April 19th, 3:00 PM,  Regina hosts  David Novak telling  The Epic of Gilgamesh

At the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

April 9, 2015 — New York Public Library

Yorkville Branch, NYPL  4:00 pm:   Tales to Welcome Spring

www.NYPL.org

 

April 3 & 4, 2015 – 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

 

March 26, 2015   10:00 AM 

“I Never Saw Another Butterfly”

Regina will give a presentation on the Holocaust which will include some history, some survivor stories, and some world tales that highlight issues such as the consequences of letting hatred and violence go un-checked and the power of individual efforts to stop evil. It will include the poem “Butterfly” written in Terezin Concentration Camp by Pavel Friedman. This presentation, for Holocaust Remembrance Day, is for the New Mexico Fish and Wildlife Agency and other agencies at the Chavez Federal Building, Albuquerque, NM. Free and open to the public.

 

February 24, 2015   8:00 PM 

NSN Healing Stories SIG Conference Call

JoAnne Tucker and Regina Ress of Healing Voices-Personal Stories Film Film Company will be on a teleconference for the Healing Stories SIG of the National Storytelling Network discussing eliciting and developing personal stories into films about domestic/intimate partner violence. Both members and non-members of the Healing Story Alliance are welcome to listen.

All calls scheduled at U.S. time – 9 PM Eastern Standard Time/6 PM Pacific Standard Time. To join in the call in the United States* – Dial (605) 562-3131.  When prompted,  dial in the Participant Access Code: 638011#

http://healingstory.org/events/teleconferences/            hv-ps.org

 

February 2015  Shows at the New York Public Library

February 18,  Roosevelt Island Branch, 3:00 pm:   Trickster Tales

February 20,  Jerome Park Branch, 3:oo pm: Trickster Tales

www.NYPL.org

 

February 15, 2015   8:00 PM 

BADY HOUSE STORYTELLING CONCERTS

Regina will be one of the featured tellers in this delightful series dedicated to personal storytelling by a wide range of tellers. What will she tell? It is February: no doubt, a love story.

Sunday, February 15 at 7:00pm    $15  suggested donation  (proceeds go to the tellers)

BADY House 85 Chester Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11218

 

February 13, 2015   8:00 PM

ADI, SONG OF AGAN: AN EPIC LOVE STORY

The Provincetown Playhouse, New York City

For an unusual Valentine’s treat, Regina Ress tells the adventures of Agan Tadun Ngagtang Balang, epic hero from    the Kelabit people of Borneo, as he ventures forth to seek a wife. We meet two pairs of lovers and a scheming comic witch who wants our hero. She doesn’t get him!Regina Ress tells Adi, Song of Agan, 2-13-15

“You made the beautiful poetry from the Borneo rain forest come alive.”  ~~Billie Jean Isbell,  Professor, Dept. of Anthropology,  Cornell University

Regina’s annual Valentine’s concert opens “An Epic Season” of traditional tales for Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series that Regina produces for NYU/Steinhardt’s Program in Educational Theatre. On April 19th, David Novak will tell Gilgamesh; on May 3rd, Anita Ratnam will tell A Million Sitas.

   The Provincetown Playhouse   133  MacDougal Street,  (just south of Washington Square )  Feb. 13,    8:00 PM      Free          http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

January 18, 2015   2:00 PM

SHOWING UP FOR YOUR STORY, YOUR LISTENERS, YOURSELF

Tampa Bay Storytellers Guild, Dunedin, Florida

For those of us engaged in story and storytelling, whether as a profession or a passion,  there are some fundamental questions.: Why are we telling stories?  What stories are we telling? To whom? In what context?  And…what stories do we want to listen to? In this afternoon’s “Conversation on Story and Storytelling,” we will wander the wide terrain of storytelling, looking at such contexts as education, community building, disaster relief and..for sure…the pure pleasure of hearing a good story well told.

Church of the Good Shepherd, Dunedin, Florida

tampabaystorytellersguild.net

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2014 Events

Tuesday, February 11, 2014   6:00 PM

  Regina will be featured  in  Tommy Pryor’s “City Stories: Stoops to Nuts” series at the Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC. She’ll be telling one of her Greenwich Village stories,  From The Chin to The Judge. Come and join the fun!

Friday, February 14, 2014   8:00 PM

OUT OF THIS WORLD; Annual Valentine Concert at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Cupid’s  arrows  bring fever, ecstasy, laughter and love in these stories classic and not so classic told by photo-RR-2-14-14- #3renowned storyteller Regina Ress. We often speak of love and sex as being “heavenly.” For this Valentine’s concert, we will cavort  with gods and genies out of this world and in it, on mountains and beaches and in a magical world turned blue. Bring your Valentine or simply your heart and join Regina for her eleventh annual Love Stories concert.

at the historic Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village
tickets are free, box office opens at 7:00 PM

 

Saturday, March 8, 2014   7:00 PM

HOUSE CONCERT to benefit THE STORYTELLERS OF NEW MEXICO

Regina will join storytellers Joe Hayes, Elaine Muray and Sarah Malone in a concert to benefit the Storytellers of New Mexico in Cedar Crest, NM. $10 donation suggested.   contact sarahmalone1949@gmail.com.

 

April 4 & 5, 2014

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

 

April 6: Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

Sunday, April 6th, 3:00 PM,  Regina hosts Charlotte Blake Alston telling EHSOTI: Standing on Tradition               At the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

April 8,  1:00 PM

STORIES OLD, STORIES NEW, STORIES BORROWED, STORIES TRUE

Join internationally renowned storyteller Regina Ress for an hour of delightful tales from around the world and close to home. Regina has performed across the US, in Europe and in Latin America, including at international festivals, in NY’s Central Park for 21 years and at the White House. Her stories are wise and witty and she is looking forward to sharing them with the residents of Horizon Bay. 

Horizon Bay Hyde Park,   800 Azeele Street, Tampa, Florida

April 26, 2014

Storytelling for Family Day at the Tribeca Film Festival

Regina joins Bill Gordh and the Storycrafters for some fun at the Tribeca Family Day..in conjunction with the Tribeca Film Festival… on the Duane Street Stage in Lower Manhattan, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Check back for more details.

http://tribecafilm.com/family

 

May Shows at the New York Public Library

May 2nd; Pelham Bay Branch, NYPL    3:30 PM

Celebrating the Earth :  An interactive program of delightful stories and songs about the interconnection  of all life on Earth.  Great for Earth Day or any day!

May 5th; Castle Hill; 4:00 PM

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo – Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Celebrate Cinco de Mayo as storyteller Regina Ress tells tales from Mexico in English and Spanish. She will tell stories of magical children, ancient gods and the the story of  The Virgin of Guadelupe.

www.nypl.org

May 4: Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

Sunday, May 4th, 3:00 PM,  Regina hosts  Johanna and Scott Hongell-Darsee telling The Mountain King: a Nordic Legend     At the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

May 21: Nosh ‘n’ Noggins, Temple Beth Shalom, Santa Fe

Regina is the featured speaker for this month’s meet, greet and eat gathering at Temple Beth Shalom in Santa Fe, NM. Her stories will be of community, compassion and the human spirit.
11:30-1:30                                                                                                                                                                                            Temple Beth Shalom , 205 E. Barcelona Road

 

May 24: Community Day on the Hillside, Santa Fe

Regina will be joined by Walter Cook to tell some  stories at the second annual Community Day at Hillside, an art collective and community gathering place in Santa Fe, NM. They’ll be in the cafe from 10 to 11 AM, and are looking forward to swapping some great stories and laughter. This is part of an all day gathering of fun and information about the community…including the Hondo Fire Department truck, SF Animal Shelter, workshops on cooking, healing, and art making. A great day…from 10-4. Storytelling….10-11. Come on over, y’all!

Hillside,  86B Old Las Vegas Highway (near El Gancho), Santa Fe   www.santafehillside.com

 

June 7: Albuquerque Folk Festival,

TRICKSTERS, TRAVELERS AND A LOCO OR TWO

Join Regina for a rollicking program, in English and Spanish, of stories from Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. The Folk Festival runs from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM at the  Albuquerque International Balloon Musuem. Come hear some great music and storytelling at this fabulous event. Check out the website for further details                                             

3:30 PM   at the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico       http://www.abqfolkfest.org

 

 

June 12: Storytelling Swap:  WHATEVER!

Regina curates this popular storytelling swap in Santa Fe, NM.

Turn off the TV. Put down that paper!  Take a couple hours out of the dire and the dreadful and have some fun listening to stories. If you like, tell us a story, personal or traditional. We start the evening with stories from Regina Ress, back from performing in NYC. Tori Young will be there too, with her fabulous and fun tales Then it is Open Mic time.Our June theme: WHATEVER! You’ve got 7 minutes to tell that story you’ve been dying to share.  And for this month’s swap, on whatever topic you choose.   Come to the Hillside and join the fun.  6:00-6:70 PM

Storytelling on the Hillside,  86 Old Las Vegas Highway,   www.santafehillsidemarket.com

 

July 10: Storytelling Swap:  Free-Wheelin’ Revolution

Regina curates this popular storytelling swap in Santa Fe, NM.

Revolutionary Freedom and Free-Wheelin’ Revolution.  Got a story that will fit this theme?         We are on a planet  spinning through space in a spiraling galaxy and exploding universe.  All’s fair in love and revolution!

Whether you are a  practiced storyteller or a “newbie,” we invite you to bring a story to share. We provide a space and a supportive group of listeners. Stories can be personal or  traditional Come a tell us a tale. Or just come to listen; tale tellers need story listeners.    Regina opens the evening with a story and then  presents Mary Ellen Gonzales as featured teller followed by a storytelling open mic.    6:00-7:30 PM

Storytelling on the Hillside,  86 Old Las Vegas Highway,   www.santafehillsidemarket.com

 

July24- 27,    Fire and Light: The National Storytelling Conference

Storytelling illuminates who we are as individuals and as a community.  Stories spark deeper understanding; they enlighten our minds and hearts.  Stories light the fire of joy and laughter.  Join us in Phoenix, Arizona at the 2014 National Storytelling Conference for education and inspiration through the Fire & Light of story.

Regina will be presenting  her workshop “Storytelling: The Fire in Great Teaching.” From Language and Literacy to Science and Social Studies, the use of storytelling lights up lessons, sparks discussion, and illuminates meaning.  Storytelling engages participants of all ages seamlessly and deeply in the subject at hand. The highly experiential nature of this workshop will give the participants take-away activities they will remember and be able to use immediately to heat up their teaching no matter the subject or situation.

http://www.storynet.org/conference/index.html

 

Sept. 6th,   Compassion, Generosity & Grace: Stories from 9/11

Op.Cit Books, Santa Fe, NM     4:30-5:30

Roaring like a demon straight from hell, the shock waves from a low flying airplane rattled my apartment building in lower Manhattan just before it plunged into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.  The hijackers thought only of loosing terror. What I witnessed and was a part of was the loosing of a tidal wave of compassion, generosity and grace in response to that horrific act, an act of anger which prompted hundreds of thousands of acts of love.  What I learned from 9/11 is that love is stronger than hate. Of this I am very sure.

Join me  at Op.Cit Books as I share stories of the best of human impulses in response to the worst. As we New Yorkers, and then the world, reached out to our neighbors, our first responders, our city, we created what Stephen J. Gould called “The Great Asymmetry… little drops of gold within a rainstorm of similar offerings.”  I was there. I participated. Please come and let me tell you about it. You will feel better about human beings.

Op.Cit Books,  500 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, NM
(505) 428-0321

 

Saturday, Sept. 20th,  Storytelling at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue

Central Park, NYC

RR in Central Park

For her 22nd year in the series, Regina is delighted to be a part of the annual Ugly Duckling’s Birthday Party. She will be telling the story of that famous misplaced baby bird and his triumphant emergence as a swan. She will be sharing the hour with Norwegian-American storyteller Rolf Stang. It will be great fun.    11:00 AM

Central Park, NYC, at the statue of Hans Christian Andersen,  72nd St & Fifth Avenue                                                 http://hcastorycenter.org/

 

Sept. 21: Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

Sunday, Sept. 21, 3:00 PM,  Regina shares the hour with renowned storyteller Laura Simms to tell stories of Magic in the World–a concert in support of the People’s Climate March

Stories  invite us into a universe of wilderness and transformation.  Laura and Regina  combine true life tales of renewal and ancestors with ancient myths and a zany Romanian fairytale told by Laura’s grandmother.  Where do we find inspiration and beauty in our complicated world if not in  nature and our relationship to the magic of living language carried in remarkable tales.  This program’s  tapestry is woven with dedication for the children of the world and for all of us who live from the heart.  (program appropriate for adults and children 9 and older)

The Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

October  Shows at the New York Public Library

   Snake Sisters, Skeletons and Maybe a Ghost or Tw0

Oct 8      Morris Park Branch, NYPL    4:00 PM

Oct. 15   Francis Martin  Branch, NYPL    4:00 PM

Oct 14   Van Nest Branch,  NYPL    3:30

www.nypl.org

 

October 17 & 18      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

 

October 24 & 25,   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 storytelling 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.

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/teachlearn/mms

 

Oct. 26: Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

Sunday, Oct.. 26, 3:00 PM,  Regina hosts  storyteller Gerald Fierst  in a program for Halloween entitled  The Aesthetics of Horror!

At the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC                                          http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

November  Shows at the New York Public Library

Stories from the Northlands

November 3- Ottendorfer Branch NYPL    4:00 PM

Novmber 6-  West New Brighton Branch  NYPL   4:00 PM

www.nypl.org

 

 

Saturday, Nov. 8,  Storytelling at Scandinavia House

Scandinavia House,  58 Park Avenue, NYC         11:00-noon

Scandinavian  Tales of Magic and Wonder

Regina and Ron Sopyla join forces to tell stories of Elves, Trolls and Hans Christian Andersen’s great story The Most Incredible Thing.

http://www.scandinaviahouse.org/

 

Nov. 9: Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

Sunday, Nov. 9, 3:00 PM,  Regina hosts  storyteller  and mime Elaine Muray  in a program  entitled                           A Movable Feast of Story

At the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC                                          http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

Nov. 16: The Celebration, Santa Fe

Giving Thanks for Being Able to do Small Favors

Being a part of the “gorilla volunteerism” in lower Manhattan immediately after the attack on 9/11 and for many months afterward, Regina witnessed and experienced how being able to do “small favors” helps not just those in need, but equally, it helps the helpers. She received many phone calls from people around the world saying how lucky she was to be there and able to DO something. They felt helpless. She felt grounded, clear, and grateful. Regina will tell some stories of compassion, generosity and grace from that extraordinary time and speak of how the terrorists’ act of hate generated thousands and thousands of acts of love.

The Celebration, Santa Fe     10:30 AM  http://www.thecelebration.org/

 

Nov. 22Friendship, Family, and Foolishness

Cherry Hills Library, Albuquerque, NM

Kick off the holiday season with nationally renowned Storyteller Regina Ress as she tells a rollicking program of stories from around the world that celebrate Friendship, Family and Foolishness. This interactive program  is fun for the whole family.

http://abclibrary.org/cherryhills

 

 

Nov. 22: Tellabration in Albuquerque

The Adobe Theatre     7:00-9:00 PM

Regina joins other members of the Storytellers of New Mexico in the yearly Tellabration, a celebration of storytelling that is held across the US and around the world. Begun by the National Storytelling Network, Tellabration is a yearly tradition. Regina has both performed in Tellabration concerts and produced them for the New York Storytelling Center. She is delighted to be telling stories in New Mexico this year with Mary Ellen Gonzales, PhyllisBergman,  Matilde Machiavello and Sandra Hareld.

ADOBE THEATER      9813 4th St NW, Albuquerque      7:00-9:00 PM

www.newmexicostorytellers.org

 

 

Dec. 13-A Little Chocolate Blessing for the New Year
Regina’s holiday story A Little Chocolate Blessing for the New Year broadcast on NPR affiliate, WFUV,  on George Bodarky’s program Cityscape. The story caps the show, starting at minute 23:45. Happy Holidays!

December 18: OpenMic/StorySwap: Out of the Darkness, Into the Light

Regina hosts this popular monthly event in Santa Fe, NM.

Our December Open Mic falls just before the Winter Solstice, Christmas, New Years, Kwanzaa and in the middle of Hanukkah.  Lets gather to tell our stories, read our poems, sing our songs and enjoy the warmth of our community in the open arms of Hillside’s lovely space. If you can, bring something themed to this magical time of year; if you can’t, bring something magical you want to share! If you don’t have anything to read or tell or sing or play…just bring your wonderful self to listen and enjoy with us all  (7 minute time limit)

6:00-6:70 PM

Storytelling on the Hillside,  86 Old Las Vegas Highway,   www.santafehillsidemarket.com

 

December 21st: Let There Be Light: Winter Solstice

Hillside, Santa Fe

December 21st at 4:03 PM marks the moment that our Sun seems to stop in the southern sky. The Sun stands still. (Solstice)  We humans, since time before memory, have marked this moment…and indeed the days surrounding it…with lighting  candles, bonfires, electric light, all and anything we can to invite our Sun to return. So far, it has always worked!

Beginning at 3:30,  Regina will be facilitating some and story-sharing and the lighting of Hillside’s courtyard bonfire for the Winter Solstice.   All are invited to add prayers, wishes, hopes and dreams for a bright 2015.

Hillside, Santa Fe;  86 Old Las Vegas Highway      3:30 PM

www.santafehillsidemarket.com

 

 

December 24: A Playhouse Holiday

The Santa Fe Playhouse,  4:00-5:30 PM

Regina will be telling O.Henry’s classic Christmas story, Gift of the Magi

On December 24th at 4pm, The Santa Fe Playhouse will celebrate the season as we host our first Community Holiday Show. This hour long performance will involve artists from all aspects of the creative City Different. A joyful evening of cultural traditions performed through music, dance, poetry and storytelling. Then follow along as we take our festivities to Canyon Road and join the Farolitos Walk.

Come Celebrate With Us!

Santa Fe Playhouse,   142 E. De Vargas St., Santa Fe, NM

+ Google Map         505-988-4262       http://santafeplayhouse.org/

 

 

2013 Events

Regina and Hans Christian Andersen

Regina & Hans Christian Andersen, June 22, 2013

For her 21st year in the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Series in New York’s Central Park, Regina told  Andersen’s  story of the triumph of spirit, The Most Incredible Thing and Diane Wolkstein’s beautiful adaptation of the Australian creation story Sun Mother Wakes the World. Regina  will be back at the Andersen statue on September 21st for a tribute to Diane Wolkstein.  (photo: Ari Ress)

JANUARY   |   FEBRUARY   |    MARCH   |   APRIL   |   MAY   |   JUNE

JULY   |   AUGUST   |   SEPTEMBER   |   OCTOBER   |   NOVEMBER |   DECEMBER

 

JANUARY

 

January 5

Regina’s story NewYork-i-tude will be featured on Cityscape, 7:30 AM on NPR outlet WFUV, 90.7 FM or archived at www.wfuv.org/cityscape   The question asked: “Native or Transplant?”  Regina thinks that is a slippery dichotomy.

NEWS FlASH:  NewYork-i-tude and 9 other stories featured on WFUV are on my CD, New York and Me: We’re in a Longterm Relationship, now available on this website. Go to  CD Shop on this website for more information.

 

January 10

Stormy Weather Story Swap  

Oasis at the Hillside Market, Santa Fe       6:00-7:30 PM

Got a story? We want to hear it! Regina is now Storyteller-in-Residence at Santa Fe’s Hillside Market.  She is serving up stories and snacks at the Oasis, a cool little coffee bar/cafe in the middle of this artist collective on Old Las Vegas Highway.  She is delighted to announce a Story Swap (open mic) series beginning on Thursday evening, January 10th from 6 to 7:30. We’ll gather at the Oasis to swap tales about “Stormy Weather.” Bring a 5-7 minute story about a storm…literal or figurative…and tell it to us. Regina will kick off the evening with a short story and then it is up to you. Oh…if you don’t want to tell a story, we always welcome and need Story Listeners. There is no storytelling without listeners!

Oasis at the Hillside Market, 86 Old Las Vegas Highway,   www.santafehillsidemarket.com

 

January 25   Winter Tales         6:30-7:00 PM

Oasis at the Hillside Market, Santa Fe, NM

 

Our Storyteller-in-Residence, Regina Ress, brings tales from the northlands for a program of stories to kindle the imagination and warm the heart. She’ll be telling stories in the Oasis, our coffee-tea bar, from 6:30 to 7:00 PM as part of our Last Friday on the Hillside artist event.  Relax with a steaming cup of coffee or tea, nibble a cookie or a Danish and enjoy the welcoming Oasis in the center of the Hillside Market. Donations are welcome!

Oasis at the Hillside Market, 86 Old Las Vegas Highway,   www.santafehillsidemarket.com

 

FEBRUARY

 

February 7

Valentine Show-and-Tell Story Swap

Oasis at the Hillside Market, Santa Fe       6:00-7:30 PM

Regina is now Storyteller-in-Residence at Santa Fe’s Hillside Market.  She is serving up stories and snacks at the Oasis, a cool little coffee bar/cafe in the middle of this artist collective on Old Las Vegas Highway.

February celebrates Love. Everybody loves a good Show and Tell. Bring an object with a good story and tell us about it.  Some ideas for the story: When and where did this object arrive in your life? Did someone choose it for you, did you choose it or did it choose you? Has it told you any secrets? Have you had adventures with it? Fashion a story to share and we’ll listen. There will be a sign up sheet when you arrive.     7 minute time limit. Oh…if you don’t want to tell a story, we always welcome Story Listeners. There is no storytelling without listeners!        (if anyone wants to bring some cookies to share, let us know.)

Oasis at the Hillside Market, 86 Old Las Vegas Highway,   www.santafehillsidemarket.com

 

February 15    Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse

New York, In Love

The Provincetown Playhouse,  New York City     8:00 PM

For her tenth annual love stories concert, Regina tells stories of love in NY, loving NY and NY in love. To quote her fictional friend Edna,

“It’s all about love, hun. What else is there? If you are not livin’ in love, you are not living.”

The Provincetown Playhouse,  133 MacDougal Street, just south of Washington Square

Steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling      information line: 212-998 5867

 

February 25

Showing up for your Story–Storytelling Class with Regina Ress   

Regina is now Storyteller-in-Residence at Santa Fe’s Hillside Market.  She is serving up stories and snacks at the Oasis, a cool little coffee bar/cafe in the middle of this artist collective on Old Las Vegas Highway.  She is delighted to announce a series of storytelling classes for adults.  Feb. 25, March 5,11,18   6:00-7:30 PM

Storytelling is one of the oldest and purest art forms. It is about direct communication from teller to listener. No costumes, no sets, no fourth wall. There is nothing to hide behind. There is the story, the teller, the listeners, and the interplay between them. In our time together, we will play with stories, move stories, explore stories, and, of course, tell stories. Whether you are looking to work on personal stories or more traditional stories such as folk tales, these classes will provide a space for exploration and the honing of presentation skills. And…we’ll have fun.

Oasis at the Hillside Market, 86 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe, NM   www.santafehillsidemarket.com

MARCH

 

March 5, 11, 18

Showing up for your Story– Storytelling Classes with Regina Ress

Regina is now Storyteller-in-Residence at Santa Fe’s Hillside Market.  She is serving up stories and snacks at the Oasis, a cool little coffee bar/cafe in the middle of this artist collective on Old Las Vegas Highway.  She is delighted to announce a series of storytelling classes for adults.  (Feb. 25, March 5,11,18   6:00-7:30 PM)

Storytelling is one of the oldest and purest art forms. It is about direct communication from teller to listener. No costumes, no sets, no fourth wall. There is nothing to hide behind. There is the story, the teller, the listeners, and the interplay between them. In our time together, we will play with stories, move stories, explore stories, and, of course, tell stories. Whether you are looking to work on personal stories or more traditional stories such as folk tales, these classes will provide a space for exploration and the honing of presentation skills. And…we’ll have fun.

Oasis at the Hillside Market, 86 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe, NM   www.santafehillsidemarket.com

 

March 7,

Storytelling Swap

Regina is now Storyteller-in-Residence at Santa Fe’s Hillside Market.  She is serving up stories and snacks at the Oasis, a cool little coffee/Tea cafe in the middle of this artist collective on Old Las Vegas Highway.

This is the third in our monthly storytelling “swap” evenings.  We invite you to bring a story  to tell…or bring your good listening to enjoy the stories others offer.

Women’s History Month Theme:  Powerful Women! Tell a story….traditional or personal…of a girl or woman who took action and “saved the day.” If you are telling a personal story, take some time to craft it.  Find a good beginning; know where you are going with the story; and finish with a flourish! 7 minute time limit. For more information, contact  regina@reginaress.com

Oasis at the Hillside Market, 86 Old Las Vegas Highway,   www.santafehillsidemarket.com

 

March 15,

Friday, March 15th:  Mini-International Folk Festival          6:30-8:00

The Hillside Market, Santa Fe, NM

Argentinian Storyteller Matilde Machiavello will be joining our resident storyteller Regina Ress and  Melissa Sproul-Singh, East Indian dancer, for an hour of multi-cultural stories and dance. Suggested donation: $12

Oasis at the Hillside Market, 86 Old Las Vegas Highway,   www.santafehillsidemarket.com

APRIL

 

April Shows at the New York Public Library

Stories and Songs to Celebrate the Earth

April 6th;  Children’s Center at 42nd Street/Fifth Avenue Branch; 3:00 PM

Apr 8th;  Morrisania Branch; 3:30 PM

April 10th; Woodstock Branch; 3:00 PM

April 11th;  Throg’s Neck Branch;  3:30 PM

www.nypl.org

April 1, 22, 29,  Showing up for your Story– Storytelling Classes with Regina Ress

Regina is now Storyteller-in-Residence at Santa Fe’s Hillside Market.  She is serving up stories and snacks at the Oasis Cafe in the middle of this artist collective on Old Las Vegas Highway.  She is delighted to announce a series of storytelling classes for adults.  (April 1, 22, 29)   6:00-7:30 PM)

Storytelling is one of the oldest and purest art forms. It is about direct communication from teller to listener. No costumes, no sets, no fourth wall. There is nothing to hide behind. There is the story, the teller, the listeners, and the interplay between them. In our time together, we will play with stories, move stories, explore stories, and, of course, tell stories. Whether you are looking to work on personal stories or more traditional stories such as folk tales, these classes will provide a space for exploration and the honing of presentation skills. And…we’ll have fun.

Oasis at the Hillside Market, 86 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe, NM   www.santafehillsidemarket.com,  505-982-9944

 

April 4th  StorySwap: April Foolishness    6:00-7:30 PM

For our fourth monthly swap, we will  combine some left over FOOLISHNESS from April Fools Day with the exciting city-wide initiative, the SUSTAINABLE HAPPINESS WEEK. So…we invite you to bring a foolish story or a story about fools. Stories can be personal or  traditional.  7 minute time-limit please. We need storytellers and story listeners. For more information, contact  regina@reginaress.com

Oasis at the Hillside Market, 86 Old Las Vegas Highway,   www.santafehillsidemarket.com

 

April 7th: Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

Sunday,  April 7th, 3:00 PM,  Regina hosts  Regi Carpenter telling Blarney and Banshees- stories and songs  of Ireland accompanied by Lizzie Simkin on the cello.  At the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

April  12 & 13  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

 

April 18   A Tea Salon for Body and Soul

Join us for a lovely cup of tea and some delicious nibbles from Aline Fourier’s book, “Everything I Eat Nourishes Me: a Cookbook for Body and Soul.” Aline will discuss “conscious eating.”  Hillside’s Storyteller-in-Residence (and food lover) Regina Ress will share a story about the joys of tea….and great food.    3:00-5:00 PM,  The Hillside Market, 86 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe, NM   www.santafehillsidemarket.com    505-982-9944

 

April 21   Earth Day at Santa Fe Children’s Museum     3:00 PM

Regina will tell stories that highlight the interconnectedness of everything on Earth. We are all one Family!

Santa Fe Children’s Museum,  Old Pecos Highway

 

April 21   Sustainable Happiness Community Day at Hillside Market, Santa Fe    (all day)

In conjunction with Santa Fe’s “Sustainable Happiness Week” (April 13-21), Hillside Market  is hosting a Community Day. Come to meet your neighbors, and learn about the many resources in our community. There will be music, storytelling, art-making, and community organizations. Regina will be telling stories along with Joe Hayes, Bob Kanegis, Liz Mangual and others.

Santa Fe Hillside Market, 86 Old Las Vegas Highway   www.santafehillsidemarket.com

 

April 27  Rocky Mountain Storytelling Conference

English Language Learners in Your Classroom? Storytelling is a Natural! Regina leads a workshop on using storytelling to engage and teach English (or any!) language.

Regina Ress, certified English teacher and professional storyteller for many years, teaches workshops on using storytelling in the language classroom for New York University’s Steinhardt School, Department of Teaching/Learning, Program in Multilingual/Multicultural Studies as well as Storytelling in the Classroom for NYU’s Program in Educational Theatre.

Saturday, April 27  8:30AM-5:00PM     Boulder Outlook Hotel, Boulder, CO
Rocky Mountain Storytelling:      http://www.rmstory.org/

MAY

 

May Shows at the New York Public Library

May 4th; South Beach Branch;  3:00 PM     Trickster Tales

May 6th; Aguilar Branch; 4:00 PM        Cinco de Mayo

www.nypl.org

 

May 5: Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC[/highlight]

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

Sunday, May 5th, 3:00 PM,  Regina hosts  Peninnah Schram  telling Humor and Hokhma, with a Detour through Chelm.                                At the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St., NYC

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

 

May 2: Storytelling Swap:  MAY DAY!!!    6:00-6:70 PM

Regina is now Storyteller-in-Residence at Santa Fe’s Hillside Market.

This is the fifth in our monthly storytelling “swap” evenings. Whether you are a practiced storyteller or a “newbie,” we invite you to bring a story to share. We provide a space and a supportive group of listeners.

“May Day” means different things to different people. So whether your story is about May Poles and fertility, Cries for Help!, or labor parades and military might, bring your story. Stories can be personal or  traditional.  7 minute time-limit please. We need storytellers and story listeners. For more information, contact  regina@reginaress.com

Oasis at the Hillside Market, 86 Old Las Vegas Highway,   www.santafehillsidemarket.com

 

May 13, 20, 27,  Showing up for your Story– Storytelling Classes with Regina Ress

Regina is now Storyteller-in-Residence at Santa Fe’s Hillside Market.  She is serving up stories and snacks at the Oasis Cafe in the middle of this artist collective on Old Las Vegas Highway.  She is delighted to announce a series of storytelling classes for adults.   6:00-7:30 PM)

Storytelling is one of the oldest and purest art forms. It is about direct communication from teller to listener. No costumes, no sets, no fourth wall. There is nothing to hide behind. There is the story, the teller, the listeners, and the interplay between them. In our time together, we will play with stories, move stories, explore stories, and, of course, tell stories. Whether you are looking to work on personal stories or more traditional stories such as folk tales, these classes will provide a space for exploration and the honing of presentation skills. And…we’ll have fun.

Oasis at the Hillside Market, 86 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe, NM   www.santafehillsidemarket.com,  505-982-9944

 

JUNE

 

June 6: Storytelling Swap:  SUMMER LOVE: BRING IT ON!    6:00-6:70 PM

Regina is Storyteller-in-Residence at Santa Fe’s Hillside Market…and invites you to our monthly StorySwap.

Whether you are a practiced storyteller or a “newbie,” we invite you to bring a story to share. We provide a space and a supportive group of listeners.

“Summer Love” …  OOOOH the deliciousness of summer! It awakens the senses and entices us to taste its pleasures. Got a story about a summer romance? an un-buttoned encounter? the best ice-cream ever? dreaming in the poppy fields? Bring it on and bring it in to share. Stories can be personal or  traditional.  7 minute time-limit please. We need storytellers and story listeners. For more information, contact  regina@reginaress.com

Oasis at the Hillside Market, 86 Old Las Vegas Highway,   www.santafehillsidemarket.com

 

Andersen Statue, Central Park 6-22-13

June 22 Storytelling at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue, Central Park   11:00 AM

Regina tells the Andersen classic  The Most Incredible Thing and, Diane Wolkstein’s adaptation of an Australian Aborigianl myth Sun Mother Wakes the World  for  her 21st year in this long running series.

The Statue is on the west side of the model boat pond, 72nd St/Fifth Avenue, Central Park, NYC

 

JULY

Santa Fe University of Art and Design:   English Language Practice through Public Speaking

This class designed for foreign students enrolled in the University’s Art Fest summer intensive includes an introduction to some Native American images, such as the “Zia Sun” symbol and the figure of Kokopeli along with an exploration of some of the elements of good public speaking. Students will practice speaking English in groups as well as making presentations for the whole class.

 

July 11: Storytelling Swap:  WILDLY FREE!!!    6:00-6:70 PM

Revolutions!  Out of control zucchini!  Bastille’s falling!  Escape to the wilds!  (external or internal). Got a story about freedom? Bring it to the Swap and share it with us.  We are a group of story tellers and story listeners who gather once a month in the Oasis at the Hillside Market. We love personal stories, folk tales, history, whatever suits your fancy.   Please join us. (Oh..the restrictions on this freedom is a seven minute time limit)

As Storyteller-in-Residence at Santa Fe’s Hillside Market, Regina hosts monthly storytelling “swaps.” Whether you are a practiced storyteller or a “newbie,” we invite you to bring a story to share. We provide a space and a supportive group of listeners.

In the Oasis Café at Hillside Market

86 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe (next to Harry’s Roadhouse)

505-9829944   www.santafehillsidemarket.com

 

July 28/29  Jemez Vally Storytelling Jamboree       Valle Caldera, Jemez Springs, NM

Regina is delighted to join storytellers from New Mexico, Colorado and Argentina for this wonderful festival in the gorgeous Valle Caldera outside of Jemez Springs. This will be two days of fabulous storytelling in a beautiful and fascinating place.  Her stories will range from a true tale of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii to  Diane Wolkstein’s beautiful rendering of the Australian story Sun Mother Wakes the World. Regina performs  on Sunday, July 29 at 2:00 PM.

 

AUGUST

August 1st   6:00-7:30 PM    StorySwap:  MID SUMMER MADNESS!

With a subtitle of “Hot Enough For Ya?,” our August swap invites you to tell a personal or traditional tale that is picante, caliente, just summer-spicy fun. If you’ve got an anecdote, shape it into a story, bring it to the Swap and share it with us. (7 minute time limit please) We are a group of storytellers and story listeners who gather once a month in the Cafe at the Hillside Market. We love personal stories, folk tales, history, whatever suits your fancy.  Please join us.

As Storyteller-in-Residence at Santa Fe’s Hillside Market, Regina hosts monthly storytelling “swaps.” Whether you are a practiced storyteller or a “newbie,” we invite you to bring a story to share. We provide a space and a supportive group of listeners.

In the Café at Hillside Market           86 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe

 

SEPTEMBER

September 5   StorySwap: School Daze    6:00 PM                                                                                                Hillside Market Cafe, Santa Fe, NM

As Storyteller-in-Residence at Santa Fe’s Hillside Market, Regina hosts monthly storytelling “swaps.”

Heading back to school or not, we’ve all got stories …. best teachers/worst teachers; first daze or last look; ghastly gym uniforms or prom preening; a moment, teacher or class that changed our lives. Or a story we learned that has stuck with us.  Come and share your story with this group of supportive listeners. We gather in the Cafe, 7 minute time-limit please.

In the Café at Hillside Market           86 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe www.santafehillsidemarket.com
September 14,   Swords into Plowshares: Stories for Peace   6:00-7:30

at Hillside Market, Santa Fe

Santa Fe and Albuquerque are home to some of the South West’s finest professional story- tellers. Join nationally renowned performers Elaine Muray, Bob Kanegis,  Mary Ellen Gonzales, Juba Addison, and Sarah Malone  as they share stories… old and new, serious and humorous… that showcase the human heart at its best.  Hosted by resident storyteller, Regina Ress. $10

In the Café at Hillside Market           86 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe www.santafehillsidemarket.com

 

September 21        11:00 AM

Storytelling at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue, Central Park, NYC

Regina is honored to be one of the storytellers for a tribute to Diane Wolkstein at the Hans Christian Andersen statue in New York’s Central Park.

Hans Christian Andersen statue,  72nd St./Fifth Avenue, Central Park, NYC

 

September 22

Westbeth Festival Children’s Concert

Regina will be telling stories at 11 AM for this new addition to the annual Westbeth Festival. In the courtyard of  New York’s iconic artist’s residence in the old Bell Labs Building. Bank Street at West Street.

 

September 22: Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC

Buffalo Gals Won’t You Come Out Tonight?        3:00-4:00 PM
    Dovie Thomason

Traditional Lakota storyteller Dovie Thomason tells tales of strong women from the coming of Falling Star Woman in the Time-Before-Time to the journey of the woman called Rockdweller who lived with the wolves in “historic” memory.  So often Plains Indian cultures are imaged as men on horseback; yet there is an old saying that the people will survive until the hearts of the women are on the ground. Hear these old tales of strong-hearted women by a master Native American teller.
Appropriate for adults and children 8 and older

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.  This long running series features national and internationally renowned storytellers with a wide variety of  styles and stories.

Shows are at the historic Provincetown Playhouse at 133 MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village, one block south of Washington Square Park.
Events are free. Box office opens 1 hour before the show

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling ;

information line  212-998-5867

 

OCTOBER

October 18 & 19

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

 

October Shows at the New York Public Library
Flying Skeletons, Snake Sisters and Maybe a Ghost or Two

Strange tales from around the world to celebrate Halloween. Do you have a ghost story? Bring it!     Recommended for children ages 5 and old

Oct.22,  Stapleton Branch, 4:00 pm
Oct. 23, Huguenot Park  4 pm
Oct. 24, Tremont 4 pm
Oct. 26, Bronx Library Center 2 pm
Oct. 28 Soundview 4pm
Oct. 29, Fort Washington 4 pm
Oct. 30, Countee Cullen  4 pm
Oct. 31, Todt Hill  4 pm

www.nypl.org
October 27: Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC[/highlight]

Ghosts in NY? You Bet!     with  Robin Bady, H.R.Britton, and Regina Ress  3:00-4:00 PM

Ghosts in NY? Three of New York’s top storytellers,  Robin Bady, H.R.Britton and Regina Ress answer that question with tales true and possibly true that remind us that New York has its ghosts and occasional goblins. These seasoned tellers will lead us in and out of the mysterious realms with stories from haunted apartments, cemeteries and other corners where ghosts can, might, and do hang out. A perfect pre-Halloween show.
Appropriate for adults and children 10 and older.

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.

Shows are at the historic Provincetown Playhouse at 133 MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village, one block south of Washington Square Park.
Events are free. Box office opens 1 hour before the show

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling ;

information line  212-998-5867

 

NOVEMBER

 

Storytelling at the NY Public Library

Nov. 7,  Wakefield Branch  4 pm: Latin American Stories

 

Saturday, Nov. 9      11:00-12:00 PM

Scandinavia House,  Park Avenue

Scandinavian  Tales of Magic and Wonder 
The Most Incredible Thing of All by Hans Christian Andersen and other tales of magic and wonder told by Regina Ress and Jeslyn Wheeless 

http://www.scandinaviahouse.org/

 

November 1-2 & 9:   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.

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/teachlearn/mms

 

November 10: Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, NYC[/highlight]

No Tricks, Just Magic            3:00-4:00 PM
Megan Hicks

Magic trumps trickery every time in this delicious program of  traditional European folk and fairy tales by nationally renowned storyteller Megan Hicks. The program includes some stories you may already know….such as  Twelve Dancing Princesses… and some she hopes are new to you. Kids, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents  can lose themselves in the same fairy tale. That’s why these stories have endured. Join us for some delightful, old fashioned stories and storytelling!
Appropriate for adults and children 7 and old

Regina produces and hosts Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a series sponsored by the New York University, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Educational Theatre.

Shows are at the historic Provincetown Playhouse at 133 MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village, one block south of Washington Square Park.
Events are free. Box office opens 1 hour before the show

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling ;

information line  212-998-5867

November 30

Regina is the featured performer/storyteller for a Bar Mitzvah in Tampa, Florida.