Join us as we welcome storytelling revivalist, David Novak. Featured at numerous national storytelling festivals and at theaters and festivals throughout the US and abroad, Mr. Novak is a recipient of the Circle of Excellence award from the National Storytelling Network, a member of the UU Church of Asheville, and a regular presence at The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center in Highlands, NC.
A Storytelling Concert – Friday, June 9, 7-9 pm
Described as a “unique artist” by the Lincoln Center Institute, and a “gifted teller” who “enhances his stories with a bag of tricks” by Smithsonian Magazine, Mr. Novak’s Friday evening performance, “A Return to Storyland,” will delight story lovers of all ages as he takes listeners “through the woods to the place where stories live” with his surprising adaptations of old stories and inventive originality. One intermission.
A Storyteller’s Workshop – Saturday, June 10, 9am – noon [maximum 30 participants]
At Saturday’s playful and participatory workshop, designed for storytellers ages 10 to 100+, Mr. Novak will lead exercises that challenge our thinking about stories and introduce performance strategies to manage our listener’s interest through creative dramatics, character masks, voice and speech, movement and mime.
Tickets are limited and will first be offered to the WUU community before being available to the public. Click here to purchase tickets securely online (will be held at will call). You may also purchase tickets on Sunday after services or make arrangements by contacting the office firstname.lastname@example.org or (757) 220-6830.
Friday, June 9 7-9 pm, Story Telling Session Concert
$20 families with children (ages 4-18)
Saturday, June 10 9 am-noon, workshop [maximum 30 participants]
$20 families with children (ages 10-18)
$25 families with children (ages 10-18)