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Mohegan Colony’s 12th Annual Storytelling & Music Festival

  |   August 1, 2012  |  Comment


Rain or Shine! All venues covered

Saturday, August 11th 12:30 – 10:30PM;

10 am-Noon- Storytelling Workshop with Jackson Gillman

Featured Storytellers and Musicians:

The Storycrafters, Slash Coleman,  Jackson Gillman, April Armstrong, Judith Heineman, Amy Belfer and Sheila Harris and Musicians Ellen and John Monten’s musical trio, “Honey” with Tai Aguirre

Everybody loves a good story! And kids and adults of every age will be enchanted and entertained by traditional and original stories related by a host of nationally acclaimed storytellers at the 12th  Annual Mohegan Colony Storytelling and Music Festival     Saturday, August 11h 2012, 12:30 – 10:30 pm!   Beginning with a full afternoon of professional storytelling, the event extends into the evening with the traditional Ghost Story Concert around flickering candle lights. The festival is located at 99  Baron de Hirsch Road, in Crompond, New York – under the  shade of  a spacious pavilion with outdoor picnic areas available on the pastoral grounds.  For Information    contact Ellen Monten: 914-528-5830; [email protected]  or Judith Heineman: 312-925-0439; [email protected]  Website:  www.storycircleatproctors.org/hv/mohegan   Ticket price is $20 for all day and night; $15 for just day – $10 for Ghost Stories. $20 for morning workshop . Reservations for all segments of the festival are recommended.

This year’s event features: The Oracle Award winning Storycrafters;  Slash Coleman, a cutting edge fringe festival performer;  Jackson Gillman, known as the human chameleon; April Armstrong, NY based actress, singer, writer and teaching artist;  Sheila Harris; Judith Heineman, Illinois Humanities Council “Road” Scholar; The Garden Road Summer Theatre students; and local teen teller,  Amy Belfer. Music performances feature Mohegan Colony’s John and Ellen Monten’s  jazz band “Honey” along with their lead guitarist and vocalist Tai Aguirre..

Additionally, Jackson Gillman will offer a workshop 10am – noon: Storyscaping – physically illustrating your story.  Jackson will assist  tellers in finding the landscapes of their stories, and help them learn  how to clearly convey those settings to their audience. Pre-registration required: $20 pp.

According to Judith Heineman, Founder and Co-Organizer of the Festival along with Ellen Monten, “There is no better place to celebrate the oral tradition of storytelling than at the historical venue of Mohegan Colony’s Martha Guinsberg Pavilion where once upon a time Pete Seeger, Paul Robeson, Isadora Duncan and other icons entertained a cultural centered community.  The festival brings together people of all backgrounds and all ages to celebrate and appreciate, through storytelling, our similarities as well as our differences.”

All events are located under the huge outdoor pavilion and in the stone schoolhouse adjacent, at Mohegan Colony’s country setting on Baron de Hirsch Road, in Crompond, New York. The address is 99 Baron de Hirsch Road, in Crompond, New York, 10517, three miles east of Peekskill. Follow signs from the intersection of Lexington Avenue and Townsend Road.  The Metro-North stop is Peekskill. The venue is 10 minutes from the train station and taxis are available. For directions, log onto www.hvstoryall.org/mohegan  or www.storycircleatproctors/hv/mohegan

Photo 1 April Armstrong (Photo credit: Arthur Cohen).

Photo 2 Jackson  Gillman Photo credit: Bob Noonan

Photo 3 Storycrafters (courtesy Storycrafters)

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