CALENDAR

Oct
29
Wed
Tales of the Supernatural @ MILE, Middlesex College, Middletown, CT
Oct 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Diane performs Tales of the Supernatural for Middesex Community College’s senior group, MILE. Repeat engagement. If you would like to preview this event, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com

supernatural-standingstonesJust in time for Halloween, Diane opens up the doors to the supernatural with this unusual collection of tales & songs. The performance features a true ghost story Edgecomb collected about the misshapen standing stones of Avebury, England and the eerie forces that emanate from them. The performance has a decidedly Celtic slant, exploring Gaelic traditions influencing Halloween including a humorous encounter with the devil that resulted in the first Jack O’Lantern.

Nov
1
Sat
FAIR or Family Adventures in Reading, Oct 18th- Nov 29th @ Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDuring six Saturday sessions, Diane leads groups of parents and children in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Every Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be shared. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as courage, fairness, and persistence.  Parents and guardians share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment.

FREE and open to the public with sign-up. For further info visit the Family Adventures in Reading website or call the library at (508) 839-4649. Grafton Public Library is located at 35 Grafton Cmn, Grafton, MA 0151. Events happen every Saturday from October 18th, 2014 – November 29th, 2014 (excluding November 8th) from 2:00- 3:30 PM.

Nov
15
Sat
FAIR or Family Adventures in Reading, Oct 18th- Nov 29th @ Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDuring six Saturday sessions, Diane leads groups of parents and children in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Every Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be shared. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as courage, fairness, and persistence.  Parents and guardians share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment.

FREE and open to the public with sign-up. For further info visit the Family Adventures in Reading website or call the library at (508) 839-4649. Grafton Public Library is located at 35 Grafton Cmn, Grafton, MA 0151. Events happen every Saturday from October 18th, 2014 – November 29th, 2014 (excluding November 8th) from 2:00- 3:30 PM.

Nov
17
Mon
Digging Dinosaurs @ Tower School, Marblehead, MA
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Diane performs Digging Dinosaurs for Kindergartners at Tower Hill School in Marblehead, MA. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Laughter in the AudienceDigging Dinosaurs engages students with descriptive dinosaur information, colorful posters, sign language, and lively interactive stories. Stories include Pattysaurus, Diane’s original tale about a young girl so obsessed with her dinosaur collection that she turns into a gigantic sauropod herself. In the end, Patty has a surprising realization about the value of sharing with others. This fun-filled piece is complemented by Diane’s scientifically based participatory tale: Egg Mountain, based on the true discovery in 1979 of Maiasaura, the first dinosaur known to care for its young. Students become paleontologists, prepare imaginary digging packs and help out on this discovery filled journey. Called a “virtuoso of the spoken word” and an “entire cast rolled into one,” Diane has created popular dinosaur adventures that complement scientific facts with imagination, humor, and active student participation.

Nov
22
Sat
FAIR or Family Adventures in Reading, Oct 18th- Nov 29th @ Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDuring six Saturday sessions, Diane leads groups of parents and children in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Every Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be shared. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as courage, fairness, and persistence.  Parents and guardians share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment.

FREE and open to the public with sign-up. For further info visit the Family Adventures in Reading website or call the library at (508) 839-4649. Grafton Public Library is located at 35 Grafton Cmn, Grafton, MA 0151. Events happen every Saturday from October 18th, 2014 – November 29th, 2014 (excluding November 8th) from 2:00- 3:30 PM.

Nov
25
Tue
Tall Fall Tales @ John Silber Early Learning Center, Chelsea, MA
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:45 pm

Diane performs Tall Fall Tales for Kindergartners at John Silber Early Learning Center in Chelsea, MA. There will be three performances throughout the day, at 10am, 11am, and 1pm. If you would like to preview any of these events, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Diane has lots of entertaining performances that enhance early elementary school curriculum, like Tall Fall Tales.

Tall Fall Tales brings alive the autumn world of nature with original stories and songs sure to delight both young and old. In the hilarious tale Plenty of Nuts, young Beatrice just cannot sit still in class until a lesson from the neighborhood squirrel helps her learn how to concentrate. Fall Fire, based on a Native American myth, tells how a brave beaver painted the trees with autumn’s fiery colors. Celebrate fall and New England with this enchanting seasonal performance.

Praise for Tall Fall Tales:

Diane, I finally wanted to share the positive reviews you got at Cook Hill. Only positive remarks on my feedback sheet, like: Very Engaging, Really Funny, Enjoyed by All Students (and teachers, btw), Very Age Appropriate. My daughter just came up with the “look up” song yesterday, once more. I will definitely leave a recommendation to whoever will do programs next year! Thank you again.” ~Cook Hill PTO, Wallingford, CT

Nov
29
Sat
FAIR or Family Adventures in Reading, Oct 18th- Nov 29th @ Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDuring six Saturday sessions, Diane leads groups of parents and children in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Every Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be shared. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as courage, fairness, and persistence.  Parents and guardians share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment.

FREE and open to the public with sign-up. For further info visit the Family Adventures in Reading website or call the library at (508) 839-4649. Grafton Public Library is located at 35 Grafton Cmn, Grafton, MA 0151. Events happen every Saturday from October 18th, 2014 – November 29th, 2014 (excluding November 8th) from 2:00- 3:30 PM.

Dec
10
Wed
The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song @ Wellfleet Garden Club, Wellfleet Library, Wellfleet, MA
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Diane performs The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song for Wellfleet Garden Club at Wellfleet Library. Repeat Engagement. Open to garden club members only — please contact dedge@livingmyth.com if you wish to preview this event.

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with classic evergreen lore, haunting legends of light and entertaining tales surrounded by traditional and original music and song. Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan offers a fascinating look at the stories behind our holiday traditions. Songs evocative of the season and lovely instrumental melodies round out the event.

Jan
15
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Jan
22
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Jan
24
Sat
The Imaginative Voice ~ One-Day Workshop @ Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

THE IMAGINATIVE VOICE

A ONE-DAY MASTER CLASS with Award-Winning Storyteller and Theatre Artist DIANE EDGECOMB

Saturday, January 24th from 10am-4pm.

Whenever weDiane Edgecomb at NSF 2013 communicate a story, an idea or an image we rely on our voices to create a living world for our listeners. To do this we need a voice that is both expressive and authentic. Diane’s unique vocal and physical exercises help us to strengthen and explore the connection between the imagination and the voice increasing its flexibility, authenticity, expressiveness, range and resonance. Special emphasis is placed on finding your natural and true voice. Come prepared to breathe, sing and SOUND OUT!

Location: Jamaica Plain (Boston) studio near Stony Brook T stop on the Orange Line

Winner of the Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast, Diane is known for her evocative narratives, unique characterizations and for the passion and depth of her work whether myth, fairytale or personal story. Featured at the National Storytelling Festival and on NPR, Diane has been called “…a virtuoso of the spoken word.” by Publisher’s Weekly. Her extensive training in the voice and its potential has encompassed over twenty years includes the ground-breaking approach of the Polish Laboratory Theatre. She draws from this thorough training in her workshops as well as drawing from her innovative work as a professional storytelling and spoken word artist.

This workshop is for storytellers, theatre artists, public speakers, clergy, teachers, interpreters and all those who rely on good voice production and expressive vocal abilities in their work and for all levels of experience.

Jan
29
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Feb
5
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Feb
9
Mon
In the Groves @ Carlisle Garden Club, Gleason Public Library, Carlisle, MA
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain perform In the Groves for the Carlisle Garden Club at the Gleason Public Library in Carlisle, MA. This event is free and open to the public. Check with the Gleason Public Library to see if advanced reservations are required.

Diane and Margot sing Verdant Groves by the stream at Arnold Arboretum Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot sing Verdant Groves by the stream at Arnold Arboretum Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

In The Groves
This story and music event celebrates the deep spirit of trees with an exquisitely crafted collection of tree myths, folktales and songs from around the world.  Pieces include Kansakura a delicate tale of love featuring the cherry trees of Japan, The Dancing Spirit of the Birch from Czechoslovakia and Three Green Ladies: a poignant legend about the ancient tree spirits that dwell in Cornwall, England. Refreshing and lyrical each piece is surrounded by Celtic harp, evocative music from the culture and song.

 

Feb
12
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Feb
25
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop (Part 1) @ Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this three-week intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a classic folktale or fairytale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants.

When: Wednesday evenings starting February 25th from 7:00-8:30 pm

Where: Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA

For more information or to find out if space is still available email:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Feb
28
Sat
Digging Dinosaurs @ Ashland Public Library, Ashland, MA
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

diane-w-boy-and-dino-posterDiane performs Digging Dinosaurs at the Ashland Public Library in Ashland, MA. This is a repeat engagement. This event is free and open to the public, no sign-ups required, and is perfect for families with children especially ages four and up.

Digging Dinosaurs engages students with descriptive dinosaur information, colorful posters, sign language, and lively interactive stories. Stories include Pattysaurus, Diane’s original tale about a young girl so obsessed with her dinosaur collection that she turns into a gigantic sauropod herself. In the end, Patty has a surprising realization about the value of sharing with others. This fun-filled piece is complemented by Diane’s scientifically based participatory tale: Egg Mountain, based on the true discovery in 1979 of Maiasaura, the first dinosaur known to care for its young. Students become paleontologists, prepare imaginary digging packs and help out on this discovery filled journey. Called a “virtuoso of the spoken word” and an “entire cast rolled into one,” Diane has created popular dinosaur adventures that complement scientific facts with imagination, humor, and active student participation.

CDs of Pattysaurus and Other Tales are available for purchase ~ Order Now!

“I wanted to thank you for both a wonderful performance of “Digging Dinos’ for our fundraiser, and for your shows at our elementary school. At the evening show I enjoyed watching the audience, who really didn’t know what to expect of a storyteller. They became mesmerized as you wove the tale for them. Rarely have I enjoyed a performance so much! Thank you for making our fundraiser a success and thank you for a great assembly program. I would highly recommend your performance to anyone; we look forward to your return to this area so we can once again enjoy your art!” Priscilla Gregory, Event Coordinator and President of PTO, Township of Warwick, Jamison, PA

Mar
3
Tue
Language of Flowers @ Groton Garden Club, Groton, MA
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Diane and Margot perform Language of Flowers for the Groton Garden Club at the Groton Grange. This event is for the Garden Club only, but if you wish to preview this event, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com. View Diane and Margot’s other story and music events for Garden Clubs by visiting www.livingmyth.com/gardens.

The Language of Flowers
This musical storytelling centers on some of our favorite flowers and on the secret language that once belonged to them. The centerpiece of the performance: Nightingale and Rose follows the journey of the Rose through the ages, weaving unusual and heartfelt myths from Persia, Greece and beyond with anecdotal tales of those who loved and nurtured the flower. This story is woven through with favorite love songs from many lands including La Vie En Rose. Interludes on harp and Diane’s humorous adaptation of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady rounds out the program while answering the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?
 

Mar
4
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop (Part 2) @ Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this three-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a classic folktale or fairytale of your own choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants.

Where: Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA

For more information or to find out if space is still available email:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Mar
11
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop (Part 3) @ Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this three-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a classic folktale or fairytale of your own choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants.

Where: Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA

For more information or to find out if space is still available email:
dedge@livingmyth.com

The Imaginative Voice (Part 1)~ a three part triptych* in innovative vocal technique @ Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

TAKE A CREATIVE JOURNEY THIS SPRING!

THE IMAGINATIVE VOICE
A THREE-EVENING MASTER CLASS with Award-Winning Storyteller and Theatre Artist DIANE EDGECOMB

Tuesday Evenings: March 11th, 18th, and 27th
from 7:00-8:30 pm  $90 for the series

THE IMAGINATIVE VOICE
an exploration in three parts

Whenever weDiane Edgecomb at NSF 2013 communicate a story, an idea or an image we rely on our voices to create a living world for our listeners. To do this we need a voice that is both expressive and authentic. Diane’s unique vocal and physical exercises help us to strengthen and explore the connection between the imagination and the voice increasing its flexibility, authenticity, expressiveness, range and resonance. Special emphasis is placed on finding your natural and true voice. Come prepared to breathe, sing and SOUND OUT!

Location: Jamaica Plain (Boston) studio near Stony Brook T stop on the Orange Line

Winner of the Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast, Diane is known for her evocative narratives, unique characterizations and for the passion and depth of her work whether myth, fairytale or personal story. Featured at the National Storytelling Festival and on NPR, Diane has been called “…a virtuoso of the spoken word.” by Publisher’s Weekly. Her extensive training in the voice and its potential has encompassed over twenty years includes the ground-breaking approach of the Polish Laboratory Theatre. She draws from this thorough training in her workshops as well as drawing from her innovative work as a professional storytelling and spoken word artist.

This workshop is for storytellers, theatre artists, public speakers, clergy, teachers, interpreters and all those who rely on good voice production and expressive vocal abilities in their work and for all levels of experience.

 

*Triptych: (from the Greek tri: three and ptysso: to fold) a work of art in three panels with a central theme.

Mar
18
Wed
The Imaginative Voice (Part 2)~ a three part triptych* in innovative vocal technique @ Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

TAKE A CREATIVE JOURNEY THIS SPRING!

THE IMAGINATIVE VOICE
A THREE-EVENING MASTER CLASS with Award-Winning Storyteller and Theatre Artist DIANE EDGECOMB

Wednesday Evenings: March 11th, 18th, and 25th
from 7:00-8:30 pm  $90 for the series

THE IMAGINATIVE VOICE
an exploration in three parts

Whenever weDiane Edgecomb at NSF 2013 communicate a story, an idea or an image we rely on our voices to create a living world for our listeners. To do this we need a voice that is both expressive and authentic. Diane’s unique vocal and physical exercises help us to strengthen and explore the connection between the imagination and the voice increasing its flexibility, authenticity, expressiveness, range and resonance. Special emphasis is placed on finding your natural and true voice. Come prepared to breathe, sing and SOUND OUT!

Location: Jamaica Plain (Boston) studio near Stony Brook T stop on the Orange Line

Winner of the Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast, Diane is known for her evocative narratives, unique characterizations and for the passion and depth of her work whether myth, fairytale or personal story. Featured at the National Storytelling Festival and on NPR, Diane has been called “…a virtuoso of the spoken word.” by Publisher’s Weekly. Her extensive training in the voice and its potential has encompassed over twenty years includes the ground-breaking approach of the Polish Laboratory Theatre. She draws from this thorough training in her workshops as well as drawing from her innovative work as a professional storytelling and spoken word artist.

This workshop is for storytellers, theatre artists, public speakers, clergy, teachers, interpreters and all those who rely on good voice production and expressive vocal abilities in their work and for all levels of experience.

 

*Triptych: (from the Greek tri: three and ptysso: to fold) a work of art in three panels with a central theme.

Mar
20
Fri
The Golden Thread Weekend Storytelling Workshop @ TBD
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm

The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this weekend intensive with storyteller Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a classic fairytale of your own choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants.

When: Friday, March 20th beginning in the evening through Sunday, March 22nd in the afternoon. (Specific times TBD)

For more information or to find out if space is still available email:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Mar
25
Wed
The Imaginative Voice (Part 3)~ a three part triptych* in innovative vocal technique @ Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

TAKE A CREATIVE JOURNEY THIS SPRING!

THE IMAGINATIVE VOICE
A THREE-EVENING MASTER CLASS with Award-Winning Storyteller and Theatre Artist DIANE EDGECOMB

Wednesday Evenings: March 11th, 18th, and 27th
from 7:00-8:30 pm  $90 for the series
(commitment to series of three required)

THE IMAGINATIVE VOICE
an exploration in three parts

Whenever weDiane Edgecomb at NSF 2013 communicate a story, an idea or an image we rely on our voices to create a living world for our listeners. To do this we need a voice that is both expressive and authentic. Diane’s unique vocal and physical exercises help us to strengthen and explore the connection between the imagination and the voice increasing its flexibility, authenticity, expressiveness, range and resonance. Special emphasis is placed on finding your natural and true voice. Come prepared to breathe, sing and SOUND OUT!

Location: Jamaica Plain (Boston) studio near Stony Brook T stop on the Orange Line

Winner of the Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast, Diane is known for her evocative narratives, unique characterizations and for the passion and depth of her work whether myth, fairytale or personal story. Featured at the National Storytelling Festival and on NPR, Diane has been called “…a virtuoso of the spoken word.” by Publisher’s Weekly. Her extensive training in the voice and its potential has encompassed over twenty years includes the ground-breaking approach of the Polish Laboratory Theatre. She draws from this thorough training in her workshops as well as drawing from her innovative work as a professional storytelling and spoken word artist.

This workshop is for storytellers, theatre artists, public speakers, clergy, teachers, interpreters and all those who rely on good voice production and expressive vocal abilities in their work and for all levels of experience.

 

*Triptych: (from the Greek tri: three and ptysso: to fold) a work of art in three panels with a central theme.

Apr
27
Mon
Insect Comedy @ Roger E. Wellington School, Belmont, MA
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am

Diane performs Insect Comedy for 1st graders at Roger E. Wellington School in Belmont, MA. This is a repeat engagement for 12 years running!! If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Insect Comedy

WalkingStickOpen up your imaginations for a fun-filled look at our six-legged friends! Diane’s teaching tale, Kate’s Acorn, introduces us to a fast-talking earthworm, pill bug, and centipede as we find out about the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants. This creative tale is complemented by Diane’s true stories about her encounters with Monarch Butterflies. Then, in the Japanese folktale Princess Firefly, entertaining facts are served up along with plenty of silliness as the Princess ponders, “Who will be the bug that I will love?” Hilarious renditions of the hapless suitors: Mr. Mosquito, Mr. Gnat and Felonious Moth keep us laughing as we take a closer look at the wonderful world of insects. Bugs, bees n’ wiggly critters will never be the same again!

“From the Academy’s point of view, the storytelling could not have worked better as a public program. The stories you told, captivated and fascinated our audience. I was impressed that they would not let you leave the stage without an encore performance. Diane your storytelling is fantastic!” Linda Wolf, Public Programs Coordinator, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Apr
30
Thu
Tales for the Earth @ Lextended Day Program at Estabrook School, Lexington, MA
Apr 30 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Diane performs Tales for the Earth for early elementary school students at Lextended Day Program at Estabrook School in Lexington, MA. This is a repeat performance for four years running! If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Tales for the Earth
earth

This beloved performance celebrates nature and all the simple things we can do to make a difference. Both educational and wonderfully entertaining Tales for the Earth explores topics like Recycling, Water Conservation, and Bio-Diversity. Depending on the age-range stories may include: What Now, Cloacina?, Diane’s hilarious story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her reservoir or Boy Who Loved the Marsh, based on the true story of a 5th Grade student who helps preserve a favorite nature spot. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can make a difference.

“Diane- Thank you for adding your magic to our Earth Day celebration this past weekend. We had over 1100 happy visitors that day, which is wonderful. You were so amazing with your messages and your dramatic “art.” Thank you for coming!” ~Bonnie Drexler, New England Wildflower Society

Jul
8
Wed
Everyday Heroes @ Simon Fairfield Public Library, Douglas, MA
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Diane performs Everyday Heroes at the Simon Fairfield Public Library on July 8, 2015. This show is a part of her Summer Reading Programming, which complements the 2015 Summer Reading program theme “Every Hero has a Story”. This event is FREE and open to the public!

Everyday Heroes

superkids-01, summer reading program, diane edgecomb, library summer reading, every hero has a storyCelebrate the hero in every child with these fun-loving tales and songs. Through these interactive and entertaining pieces we learn about all the important ways young people make a difference in our world. What does it take to be a hero? Good qualities that everyone can embody. Small acts of kindness DO COUNT! Start and end your day as an EVERYDAY HERO inspired by this charming summer reading entertainment.

 

Diane’s Summer Reading programs have been gaining in popularity all over the Northeast – she has been invited to perform at over 240 Massachusetts Libraries.

Families of all ages enjoy Diane’s Summer Reading performances!

Jul
29
Wed
Flora’s Holiday @ Strawberry Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane and Margot perform Flora’s Holiday for the Herb Society of America Northeast Seacoast Unit, at the Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH.  Open to a family audience ages eight and up. View Diane and Margot’s other story and music events for Garden Clubs by visiting www.livingmyth.com/gardens.

Flora’s Holiday!

rose - salmon elizabeth park by Ginny MazurFlora’s Holiday! is a story and music excursion into the multicultural tales that surround trees, flowers and herbs. The centerpiece of the performance: Nightingale and Rose follows the journey of the Rose through the ages, weaving unusual and heartfelt myths from Persia and Greece with anecdotal tales of those who loved and nurtured the flower.  The performance also features a rich harp medley of flower related tunes from around the world. See favorite garden plants revealed in a delightful new way. Expect to laugh, to be moved, to leave your cares behind.

“I want to thank you for bringing your performance to our Wellfleet Gardeners meeting. Your music and storytelling were beautifully done and everyone enjoyed your presentation. I loved the storytelling and was happy to know that other people responded in a similar way. Thanks and we all hope to see you again.” – Judith Dalmas, President, Wellfleet Gardeners.