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Short Bio – 60 Words
Regina Ress, award-winning storyteller, actor, writer, and educator, has performed from Broadway to Brazil, homeless shelter to the White House. She has facilitated workshops in women’s correctional institutions and has taught storytelling workshops in schools K-12. She teaches storytelling for NYU’s Program in Educational Theatre and TESOL/Foreign Language Program. International appearances include festivals in Spain, Ecuador, Mexico and Brazil. www.reginaress.com
Medium Bio – 127 Words
Regina Ress is an award winning storyteller, actor, writer and educator who has performed and taught for over forty 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. Performances range from delightful folk tales to some of the world’s great mythologies. She also tells original stories about New York City, Love, and A Life Well Lived.
Regina is Storytelling Adjunct for New York University’s Programs in Educational Theatre and Multilingual/Multicultural Studies and produces the storytelling series at the historic Provincetown Playhouse in NYC. She has been a Board member of the NY Storytelling Center and METRO NY liaison to the National Storytelling Network. www.reginaress.com
Longer Bio – 335 Words
Regina Ress has been a professional performer and teacher for over forty years in settings from kindergartens to universities, daycare centers to nursing homes, prisons to international storytelling conferences.
She has performed on the Broadway stage and in the Peruvian Andes. She tells mythology, folk tales and original stories, offers bi-lingual programs in Spanish and English, and has presented programs in museums, schools, universities, libraries, etc across the USA, in Latin America, and Europe. Her original stories for adults explore love and life and New York City. In April 2000, Regina told the Tale of Peter Rabbit for The Easter Egg Roll at The White House. As an actor, Regina has performed in national tours, regional theatre, off-Broadway and in the all-star revival of The Women on Broadway.
Regina performed and taught workshops in Spanish for the O Mar E O Caminho international storytelling conference in Rio de Janeiro, I Jornadas de Cuenta-cuentos in Madrid, Spain, Los Sillos storytelling festival on Tenerife, Canary Islands and the International Storytelling Festival in Zacatecas, Mexico. She is a regular contributor to the NPR station WFUV with her stories about New York.
Regina is storytelling adjunct for New York University’s Steinhardt School, Programs in Educational Theatre and the TESOL/Foreign Language Program. She has taught storytelling residencies in schools for Arts Horizons and Young Audiences, and has led workshops at the National Storytelling Conference, the CT Storytelling Festival, LANES’ Sharing the Fire, MAST’s The Gathering, Reading the World conference at the University of San Francisco and National and state TESOL conferences.
Regina is a certified TESOL instructor and regular workshop facilitator on the arts and language/literacy for the Literacy Assistance Center NY. Regina was the recipient of a National Storytelling Network (NSN) grant for a storytelling project with English language learners in NYC and is the recipient of NSN’s Oracle Award for Leadership. She was a long time Board member of the Storytelling Center of New York and the NYMetro liaison to the National Storytelling Network. www.reginaress.com
Full Bio – 425 Words
Regina Ress is an award winning storyteller, actor, writer and educator who has performed and taught for over forty 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 twenty years, other NYC appearances include The American Museum of Natural History, The Brooklyn Museum and Lincoln Center. 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, The Power of Words, and for MAST-The Gathering. International performances and workshops include festivals in Madrid, Tenerife, Mexico and Rio de Janeiro.
Ress teaches a graduate course on storytelling/storytelling in the classroom for New York University’s Programs in Educational Theatre and Multilingual/Multicultural Studies (TESOL) and produces the storytelling series at the historic Provincetown Playhouse in NYC. She is a certified ESOL instructor and taught adult immigrants in NYC for more than ten years. She was the recipient of a 2004 NSN grant for her project Voices from Washington Heights: Immigrants Tell Stories About and From Their Homelands.
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, and CT. 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 was a long time Board member of the NY Storytelling Center and the NY Metro Liaison to the National Storytelling Network, which, in 2003, awarded her an Oracle Award in Regional Leadership and Service. 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 and Not Just a Matter of Language in Margaret Read MacDonald’s Tell the World: Storytelling Across Language Barriers. Her original story The Earth Dreamers was published in Holiday Stories All Year Round.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Regina Ress holds a BS in English from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.A. in Theatre from Villanova University, and a Certificate in TESOL from The New School.