Storyman

 

I've been telling stories for over 20 years. My pursuit is to educate, entertain and inform through the art of storytelling. My goal is to provide insight into the incredible legacy of our ancestors. My messages are for all ages.

 

Member Affiliations

I am a member of the Greater Bronzeville Community Action Council (BCAC), the Bronzeville Alliance and the Bronzeville Historical Society and NABS.

 

Audience

I perform for schools, libraries, universities, senior care centers, tourists, and events.

 

Story Types

African folk tales, realistic stories, history stories and children's stories.

 

Story Programs

"The Eagle Flies"

Children's story of a young eagle gaining self-awareness to realize his full potential.

 

"The Red Summer"

Historical story about the 1919 Chicago Race Riot.

 

"Anansi the Spider"

Anthology of children's stories about Ananai and the many lessons he learns.

 

"The Devil's Daughter"

An adult story about a succubus using her seductive powers to lure men.

 

" I Am A Man"

A historical story about the 1968 Memphis Garbage Strike

 

"The Underground Railroad"

A children's story about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

 

"Without A Trace"

A realistic story about the large number of Black women that have gone missing

 

"I apologize"

A dramatic telling of Oscar Brown's poem story, " I apologize".

 

"Folk Tales"

A variety of anonymous children stories sourced from the historical tradition of African storytelling

 

Does Workshops?

Yes

 

Workshop Descriptions

Becoming the Family Griot - An adult workshop that provides adults with the tools to effectively become a family story teller.

 

The Elements of Storytelling - An adult workshop that gives a more detailed instruction into the elements of storytelling

 

The Family History Project - A children's workshop that's geared toward helping young people navigate their family histories while connecting it to their ancestors and historical events i.e. the Great Migration

 

Age Range

Pre K, K-12, Teens, Adults

 

Will Travel

Yes

© 2019 ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers, All rights reserved. PO Box 802834, Chicago, Illinois 60680

 

The November conference pre-festival gala is supported in part by a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

© 2019 ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers, All rights reserved. PO Box 802834, Chicago, Illinois 60680

 

The November conference pre-festival gala is supported in part by a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.