Release Date: February 27, 2008
Kennesaw State offers three days of international storytelling performances, workshops
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or email@example.com
Photo by Martin Mayo
KSU Tellers member
Photo by David Miller
KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University Department of Theatre and Performance Studies and the KSU Tellers will present the first annual Spring StoryFest March 13-15 in Howard Logan Stillwell Theater. Two world-renowned performers will take the stage along with the KSU Tellers. Headliners Jeff Gere from Hawaii and Eddie Lenihan from Ireland will perform and offer beginner workshops open to the public.
“Gere and Lenihan have two very unique styles of telling and we are delighted to have them perform for us,” says Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies Hannah Harvey, director of the KSU Tellers and coordinator of the KSU Spring StoryFest.
Gere is a dynamic storyteller who often combines puppetry, movement, video and audio. His unique style has captivated audiences for two decades. Lenihan brings us tales of Irish fairies, ogres, monsters, ghosts and the banshee, making use of his background as a noted storyteller and folklorist.
The KSU Tellers are also recognized stateside and internationally. In addition to performing at local schools and southeastern festivals, the student ensemble's recent performance of an original adaptation of “Beowulf” in Edinburgh, Scotland earned a four-star review from the British Theatre Guide.
Performances will take place March 13-15 at 8 p.m. in Stillwell Theater. The performance on March 13 features the KSU Tellers, Gere and Lenihan. The performances on March 14 feature Gere and Lenihan. Admission for each evening is $15. For more information and to order tickets, call the box office at 770-423-6650, or visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts.
Workshops will take place on March 14 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the Social Sciences Building Auditorium, Room 1021. Admission is $10 for each workshop or $15 for all three. Tickets for workshops can be purchased by cash or check and are only available at the door. For more information, call the box office at 770-423-6650.
# # #
Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population exceeding 20,000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia, KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.