CALENDAR

Oct
3
Fri
Tales of Fall and Fairs @ Steward Elementary School, Topsfield, MA
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Diane performs Tales of Fall and Fairs for elementary age children. This is a custom performance designed especially for Steward Elementary School to complement the opening of the Topsfield Fair. If you would like preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

 

Oct
4
Sat
Join In! @ Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

Diane performs Join In! at the Grafton Public Library. This interactive performance is a special event to introduce Diane’s storytelling and the Family Adventures in Reading (FAIR) series that will take place every Saturday from October 18th-November 29th (excluding November 8th). The Join In! event is FREE and open to the public, and is perfect for families with children ages four and up. No sign-up required.

Join In and travel around the world with these captivating multi-cultural legends. Each tale offers a participatory look at our common love of story. Celebrate engaging narratives, animal characters, songs in different languages and home-spun wisdom as one of New England’s favorite storytellers takes us from the heart of the Amazon rainforest to the villages of Africa on the wings of story, rhythm and song.

 

About the FAIR series (Oct 18-Nov 29):

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.

Oct
11
Sat
One Thousand Doorways @ United Solo Theatre Festival, Theatre Row, New York City, NY
Oct 11 @ 9:00 pm – 10:20 pm

Diane premieres her riveting one-person show One Thousand Doorways: Journey among the Kurds of Turkey as a part of the prestigious United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street in New York City. Seating is limited Buy Tickets Now!

Diane performs Forbidden Stories at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee October 2013

 

A chance meeting with a young Kurdish refugee sets an American storyteller on a quest to discover and bring to the world the ancient legends of this oppressed culture. This is the deeply moving, richly humorous story of one woman’s journey through the remote mountainous regions of Turkey and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and stories with her.

Oct
14
Tue
Tall Fall Tales @ South Grafton Elementary School, South Grafton, MA
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Diane performs Tall Fall Tales for 1st & 2nd graders at South Grafton Elementary School, South Grafton, MA. If you would like to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

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

Oct
16
Thu
Tall Fall Tales @ Fishkill Elementary School, Fishkill, NY
Oct 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:20 am

Diane performs Tall Fall Tales for Kindergarten-2nd graders at Fishkill Elementary School, Fishkill, NY. If you would like to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

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

Oct
17
Fri
Native American Nature Tales @ Oak Grove Elementary School, Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct 17 @ 9:15 am – 9:45 am

Diane performs Native American Nature Tales for 2nd and 3rd graders at Oak Grove Elementary School in Poughkeepsie, NY. This event is funded by Dutchess County BOCES for Arts Enrichment in the schools. This is Diane’s first time at Oak Grove Elementary. If you would like to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Native American Nature Tales

Native American Nature Tales explores tribal myths and legends of the animals and birds of North America. Ranging from the humorous to the heart-felt, these stories celebrate native culture and its strong links to the natural world. We learn an Abenaki canoeing song, explore over seven different animals in the Northwest legend of Loon’s Song and discover why America is called Turtle Island. Through these “How and Why” legends, we understand how Native American culture clothed the world in story, enlivening the natural world. Diane has received permission from many prominent native writers to present these folktales. Join one of New England’s favorite tellers as these rich stories create a colorful weave of landscape and people.

“Your stories were wonderful. The teachers and the students agreed that your presentation is one of the best we’ve ever had. Thank you so much for bringing to life our study of myths and legends.” Missy Thomson, teacher and school librarian, Woodville School, Wakefield, MA

Native American Nature Tales @ Oak Grove Elementary School, Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Diane performs Native American Nature Tales for 4th graders at Oak Grove Elementary School in Poughkeepsie, NY. This event is funded by Dutchess County BOCES for Arts Enrichment in the schools. This is Diane’s first time at Oak Grove Elementary. If you would like to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Native American Nature Tales

Native American Nature Tales explores tribal myths and legends of the animals and birds of North America. Ranging from the humorous to the heart-felt, these stories celebrate native culture and its strong links to the natural world. We learn an Abenaki canoeing song, explore over seven different animals in the Northwest legend of Loon’s Song and discover why America is called Turtle Island. Through these “How and Why” legends, we understand how Native American culture clothed the world in story, enlivening the natural world. Diane has received permission from many prominent native writers to present these folktales. Join one of New England’s favorite tellers as these rich stories create a colorful weave of landscape and people.

“Your stories were wonderful. The teachers and the students agreed that your presentation is one of the best we’ve ever had. Thank you so much for bringing to life our study of myths and legends.” Missy Thomson, teacher and school librarian, Woodville School, Wakefield, MA

Storytelling Legends @ Oak Grove Elementary School, Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct 17 @ 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane performs Storytelling Legends for 5th graders at Oak Grove Elementary School in Poughkeepsie, NY.  This event is funded by Dutchess County BOCES for Arts Enrichment in the schools. This is Diane’s first time at Oak Grove Elementary School. If you would like to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Storytelling Legends
Legends from two very different cultures show how folktales were designed to teach important lessons about how to live in this world. The performance begins with an eerie story from the Nicaraguan rainforest, Voice of the Dar, which tells how two invisible hunters came to haunt the rainforest. This story which tells of some of the first encounters between the native tribes and European traders contains lessons we also teach our youth today. The program culminates with Diane’s humorous adaptation of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady an Arthurian legend that teaches about women’s rights in the a delightfully round about way!

“Our storytelling assembly for the 5th and 6th graders was one of the best hours we have enjoyed in many years. Even our most reluctant listeners were involved. Thank you for exposing all of us to the pleasure and excitement of listening to stories.” Rosemary Carr, 6th grade teacher, Warwick Elementary School, Warwick, PA

Oct
18
Sat
FAIR or Family Adventures in Reading, Oct 18th- Nov 29th @ Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA
Oct 18 @ 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.

Oct
23
Thu
Once Upon a Halloween @ Underwood After School Program, Newton, MA
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Diane performs Once Upon a Halloween for Underwood After School Program. This is a repeat engagement, for three years running! If you would like to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

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Once Upon a Halloween

What would Halloween be without some chillin’ tales for the spookiest time of the year? Once Upon A Halloween is a fun-filled, Halloween event – complete with a huge cauldron bubbling over with fog for the last dramatic story! This family program contains some old chestnuts as well as great new Halloween stories full of surprises. All tales are appropriate for family audiences and contain a well-rounded blend of suspense and humor.

“Thank you again for a wonderful Halloween performance. The children were engaged whether laughing or quivering! As everyone was leaving I heard nothing but praise and positive comments. You are a master of your craft!” Anne Vantram Children’s Librarian, East Bridgewater Public Library, East Bridgewater, MA

Oct
24
Fri
Once Upon a Halloween @ Westport Free Public Library, Westport MA
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm

Diane performs Once Upon a Halloween at Westport Free Public Library, in Westport, MA. This event is open to the public and is geared toward families and children especially ages four and up.

Once Upon a Halloween

What would Halloween be without some chillin’ tales for the spookiest time of the year? Once Upon A Halloween is a fun-filled, Halloween event – complete with a huge cauldron bubbling over with fog for the last dramatic story! This family program contains some old chestnuts as well as great new Halloween stories full of surprises. All tales are appropriate for family audiences and contain a well-rounded blend of suspense and humor.

 

Oct
25
Sat
FAIR or Family Adventures in Reading, Oct 18th- Nov 29th @ Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA
Oct 25 @ 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.

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
5
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop (Part 1) @ Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this three-week 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: Wednesday evenings November 5-19th 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

Nov
12
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop (Part 2) @ Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this three-week 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: Wednesday evenings November 5-19th 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

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
19
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop (Part 3) @ Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this three-week 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: Wednesday evenings November 5-19th 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

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
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.

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.

 

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
11
Wed
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.

Jul
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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.