Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse, a professional storytelling series featuring nationally and internationally renowned performers and sponsored by the Program in Educational Theater at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, today announced its schedule for fall 2013.
Lakota/Kiowa Apache storyteller Dovie Thomason opens the series with a blend of Lakota myth and history in September. October brings together three of the City’s best storytellers, Robin Bady, H.R.Britton, and Regina Ress with New York Ghost Stories, and November’s event centers on European folk/fairy tales with Megan Hicks. More details about individual programs are listed below.
Continuing the Provincetown Playhouse’s long tradition of presenting both cutting edge and classic performance art, the NYU Steinhardt series showcases world-class storytelling, both innovative and traditional. The yearly series has featured some of the world’s best-loved storytellers from the US and abroad, includes programs for all ages, and is offered as public performance to the wider Greenwich Village and NYC community.
The Provincetown Playhouse is located at 133 MacDougal Street, between West Third and Washington Square South [Subways: A, C, D, E, F (W. 4th St.)]. Events are free. Box office opens one hour before the show. For more information, call the information line at 212-998-5867 or visit http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling.
Sunday, September 22, 2013 3-4 p.m.
Buffalo Gals Won’t You Come Out Tonight?
Traditional Lacota storyteller Dovie Thomason tells tales of strong women from the coming of Falling Star Woman in the Time-Before-Time to the journey of the woman called Rockdweller who lived with the wolves in “historic” memory. So often Plains Indian cultures are imaged as men on horseback; yet there is an old saying that the people will survive until the hearts of the women are on the ground. Thomason recounts old tales of strong-hearted women by a master Native American teller. Appropriate for adults and children 10 and older.
Sunday, October 27, 2013 3-4 p.m.
Ghosts in New York? You Bet!
Three of New York's top storytellers, Robin Bady, H.R. Britton and Regina Ress answer that question with tales true and possibly true that remind us that New York has its ghosts and occasional goblins. These seasoned tellers will lead us in and out of the mysterious realms with stories from haunted apartments, cemeteries and other corners where ghosts can, might, and do hang out. A perfect pre-Halloween show. Appropriate for adults and children 9 and older.
Sunday, November 10, 2013 3:00-4:00 PM
No Tricks. Just Magic.
Magic trumps trickery every time in this delicious program of traditional European folk and fairy tales by nationally renowned storyteller Megan Hicks. The program includes well known stories such as Twelve Dancing Princesses as well as lesser known tales. Kids, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents can lose themselves in the same fairy tale. Appropriate for adults and children 7 and older.