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Tellabration! 2016

November 4, 2016 (Fri)
Tellabration! 2016
with featured storyteller
Risa Cohen

Maumee Indoor Theater
601 Conant Street
Maumee, Ohio 43537
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10.00 each and
available at the door 
or from Guild members.

Risa Cohen is an actor, singer, songwriter, storyteller, and teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University (New York, NY) and a Master of Science in Education in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Bank Street College (New York, NY). While at Bank Street, Risa took classes in storytelling from the award-winning author, folklorist, and storyteller Nina Jaffe. From then on, she fell in love with the art form. She teaches Music and Literacy at West Side Montessori (Toledo, OH). Every day, she tells stories to her students. However, her storytelling is not limited to the children in her classroom. She has entertained audiences with her stories in a variety of settings such as libraries, schools, and theaters. Her first stories were retellings of world folk tales. She then began pairing traditional stories with original songs with the plan to write music that sounded as if it came from the same part of the world of the story’s origin. However, every song she wrote always sounded like American folk music. “I’m a ‘folkie’,” Risa admits. More recently, Risa has added personal stories to her repertoire. Risa lives in Toledo, OH with her husband and two sons. 

At Tellabration! 2016, there will also be a raffle of a lovely handcrafted glass art piece, courtesy of the Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH), and a give-away of storytelling games, courtesy of CheckMate Games and Hobbies (6725 W. Central Ave., Toledo, OH).

Scenes from Tellabration! 2016

Glenda Garrison, 
Mistress        Ken Wielfaert
of Ceremony                               Marvin Mossawitz-the Magical Moose

Marion Hallauer                           Glenda Garrison
Suddenly in Love                        A Friend to Fashion

Ken Solo                                       Odessa Rowan
Sir Addlepate & the  Unicorn      The Gray Wolf of Gubbio