Who We Are
The Kennesaw State University Tellers is a co-curricular undergraduate storytelling troupe sponsored by the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies. If you are interested in joining the Tellers at KSU, please prepare a 1-to-5 minute personal story of your own creation. Be prepared to discuss conflicts and obligations you have in the upcoming semester
What We Do
The KSU Tellers develop a repertoire of diverse performances appropriate to a variety of audiences and occasions. Original personal narratives, performance of literature, devised theatre, traditional folktales, and classic fairytales are among the many kinds of performance we create. Our performance work often results in paid public events that raise funds for the troupe’s projects. Second, our members engage in professional development opportunities. Each year we travel to various festivals or conferences to hone our craft and network with established artists and scholars. Finally, the Tellers act as ambassadors for the TPS Department, the College of the Arts, and KSU as a whole. We engage in numerous educational outreach activities, offering performances and storytelling workshops for area schools.
How to Join
Membership in the KSU Tellers requires an audition and successful completion of TPS 1600 Introduction to Performance Studies. Auditions are held in the beginning of the Fall Semester. If you are cast you must register for TPS 4010 Storytelling Practicum. This is a two-credit hour course that may be repeated for up to six hours of course credit. For more information, please contact Dr. Charles Parrott in Wilson 220 or by e-mail.