Meet Regina


Regina was  interviewed for Carnegie Mellon University’s alumni magazine:

Her Story, Your Story, Our Story      Regina’s article about working with formerly incarcerated women appears in  Diving in the Moon, journal of the Healing Story Alliance.

2015 Oracle Award

Regina won a

2015 Oracle Award

from the  National

Storytelling Network


   Regina’s CD of NY Stories won a 2014 Storytelling World Honor                                                     Click here to check it out


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.

Regina Ress is an award winning storyteller, actor, writer and educator who has performed and taught for over fifty years from Broadway to Brazil in English and Spanish in a wide variety of settings from grade schools to senior centers, from homeless shelters and prisons to Lincoln Center and the White House.

She has told a wide range of stories across the US, Latin America and Europe. A featured teller in the Hans Christian Andersen storytelling series in NYC’s Central Park for 25 years, other NYC appearances include The American Museum of Natural History, The Brooklyn Museum, and The NY Botanical Garden. In 2000, she told The Tale of Peter Rabbit for the Easter Egg Roll at the Clinton White House.

She has performed and/or given workshops at the National Storytelling Conference, Sharing the Fire, The Connecticut storytelling Festival, Reading the World, Celebrate Story Festival, and The Power of Words Conference. International performances and workshops include festivals in Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Ecuador, Mexico, India, and Tenerife where she was interviewed for radio station COPE.

Her acting resume includes Broadway, off B’way, tours and regional theatre. Her most recent role was as Lettice Douffet in Peter Shaffer’s Lettice and Lovage. See the full theatre details.

Ress teaches graduate courses on Storytelling/Storytelling in the Classroom for New York University’s Programs in Educational Theatre and Multilingual/ Multicultural Studies and produces the long-running storytelling series at the historic Provincetown Playhouse in NYC.


Certified ESOL instructor, she has taught English for Art and the VEI at Santa Fe University of Art and Design’s summer ArtFest. She taught ESL to adult immigrants in NYC for more than ten years. In 2004 she was the recipient of an NSN grant for her project Voices from Washington Heights: Immigrants Tell Stories About and From their Homelands, which was done at Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation. She has been a regular workshop facilitator for the NY Literacy Assistance Center for a decade and taught many professional development classes for the NY Public schools. As well, she has given workshops on using storytelling to teach English for the US State Department’s International Visitors Program.

As a teaching artist, she has given workshops in schools through Arts Horizons and Young Audiences NY. She has performed and led workshops at women’s prisons in NY, DE, CT and NM. In the aftermath of 9/11, under the auspices of Mercy Corps, she facilitated workshops for adults on the issue of children and trauma.

Regina Ress is a Board member of the film company Healing Voices-Personal Stories co-producing documentaries on domestic violence. She was a Board member of the NY Storytelling Center for more than 10 years, and the NY Metro Liaison to the National Storytelling Network, which, in 2003, awarded her an Oracle Award in Leadership and Service and in 2015 an Oracle for Regional Excellence. Recently she joined the board of the Storytellers of New Mexico. She has published numerous articles, including; Love at First Sight in Parabola Magazine, and The Holocaust, Littleton and Our Children and A Matter of Cultural Survival in Storytelling Magazine. Her article on working with formerly incarcerated women appears in the journal  Diving in the Moon                                           Read some more articles here.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Regina Ress holds a BS in English from Carnegie Mellon Universtiy, an M.A. in Theatre from Villanova University, and a Certificate in TESOL from The New School.


Regina’s CD of NY Stories won a 2014 Storytelling World Honor     Click here to check it out

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Regina’s series, Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse (at NYU)