Saturday-Cross Currents Storytelling Concert
Tonight the new Telling Moments Theater presented Cross Currents - a performance featuring Noa Baum, Linda Fang and me with Jon Spelman as emcee.
For Cross Currents, three women tellers, an Israeli, a Chinese and an American Southerner shared personal stories of very different backgrounds. The stories were meshed so that the underlying universal themes of family, love and loss united the program.
Jon Spelman introduced the program by telling the audience that they would meet, through their stories, three women with strong individual personalities and enjoy three different styles of telling. They did. And the audience, a full house, was satisfied.
Telling Moments Theater is a new venture in the Washington DC area. This concert was the first formal presentation by the theater. March 20, 2010 there will be a formal opening concert featuring Jon Spelman, long hailed as this area's premier Storyteller as well as being known nationally and internationlly for his theater and storytelling work. Linda Fang is the driving force behind organizing the theater which is now established as a 501-c-3 non profit entity. Joining her on the founding board are Tom Kern, Ellouise Schoettler and Jon Spelman.
It was a very rich storytelling evening and we are anticipating many more. First Jon's performance in March to be followed by a May Concert with Judith Black which will complete the 2009 - 2010 First Season.
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