Posts by admin

A Better Storyteller in Five Ways

Posted by | 0 comments

Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. Matthew 13:34 Know Your Audience—Who will I be telling to in this moment? What makes this group unique? How do they hear story? Find out as much as you can about your audience. They will cease to be strangers as you enter into that moment of storytelling. Prepare and Pray—The best storyteller is the one that has prepared. Rehearse with your whole body before a mirror. Believing the...

Read More

CLEAR THE DESK!

Posted by | 0 comments

“Every artist dips his brush into his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” -Henry Ward Beecher-  What color has your brush dipped into with this new year’s beginning? I posted this on my facebook page close to the first day of January 2013.  It spoke to me deeply when I first read it.  I subscribe to the belief that we are all artists.  Some of spend more time in the studio than others, but that does not qualify us as better artists, just more trained, more...

Read More

Re-Story Theater’s Beginning… An intimate look at the writing of “The Green Velvet Christmas Dress”

Posted by | 0 comments

Last year, I wrote backwards! I started with a play, not the story first. I write stories all the time. I do my best to write one Christmas story a year and have begun writing one this year in the midst of the busyness of directing and producing “The Green Velvet Christmas Dress”.  It’s called “The Unopened Christmas Gift” and I like where it’s going. After last year’s successful premiere, I began writing the story of “The Green Velvet Christmas Dress” and I had high hopes for it being...

Read More

“Re-Story Theater’s Beginning… (Part 2)

Posted by | 0 comments

But first, I must share with you about The Green Dress Velvet Christmas Dress!” I will share with you about “Improv In Our Everyday Living” in a future blog.  I promise.  But for now, I want to share about Re-Story Theater’s upcoming Christmas show December 7th, 8th, and 9th. My beloved theater group, Re-Story, is well into its second season (with one show under its improvisational belt) and has begun rehearsals on the reprise of “The Green Velvet Christmas Dress”.  And we are  loving the...

Read More

“Re-Story Theater’s Beginning… and the Power of Telling The Stories That Matter, Part I”

Posted by | 0 comments

  Two years ago, God began speaking to me of my past. In the late 80’s and early 90’s I was a H.S. Theater Arts teacher, at two wonderful schools.   I wrote many of my stories during those years of teaching Theater Arts and Speech. I was a “part-time” (what is that when it comes to theater?) H.S. teacher in the afternoon and the first half of my day was spent in writing and developing my growing storytelling work.  I loved it!   One of the first things I taught those “eager to...

Read More

Legacy and Character

Posted by | 0 comments

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”    What is your Legacy—your Living Legacy—your present story that others know you to be today? I am working on a character that I hope to use in my future work as a storyteller. I am starting with her legacy first—working from the end to the beginning of her life.  This is no small task. And yet, it’s profoundly moving and...

Read More

“The Green Velvet Christmas Dress” December 8th, 2012

Posted by | 0 comments

To view your basket click here.

Read More

“The Green Velvet Christmas Dress” December 8th, 2012

Posted by | 0 comments

Read More

“The Green Velvet Christmas Dress” December 7th, 2012

Posted by | 0 comments

To view your basket click here.

Read More

Living the Artistic and Storied Life

Posted by | 0 comments

Living the Artistic and Storied Life

Entry One: Living Creatively in a Dry Season I have been through one of the driest seasons of my life as an artist.  I am not sure many know this… I have kept it to myself, save a few trusted artists experiencing a similar season and a dear husband.  Now, work should not define an artist, but unfortunately it happens to be true with this artist. More recently, though, I have sensed the urge to move forward regardless.  Move forward regardless.  Did you hear that?  Write, tell, memorize,...

Read More
Join Our Mailing List
We respect your privacy.