CALENDAR

Sep
27
Sat
In the Groves @ Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Sep 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. This one-day-only event will be performed on the opening day of the Branching Out: Trees as Art Exhibit, and compliments the exhibits goal of celebrating the varied ways in which people are connected to and creatively inspired by trees. This event is open to the public, free with museum admission and suggested for adults and families with children ages 8 and up.

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
Refreshing and lyrical, In the Groves looks at the many ways different cultures have imagined the living world of trees. From a delicate tale of love celebrating the Cherry trees of Japan, to the poignant Cornish legend of One Tree Hill, we’ll travel ‘round the world in story celebrating this garden of delights. Each tale is surrounded by music and songs from many lands. The event culminates with the haunting Czech legend The Dancing Spirit of the Birch Grove.

In the Groves @ Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Sep 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. This one-day-only event will be performed on the opening day of the Branching Out: Trees as Art Exhibit, and compliments the exhibits goal of celebrating the varied ways in which people are connected to and creatively inspired by trees. This event is open to the public, free with museum admission and suggested for adults and families with children ages 8 and up.

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
Refreshing and lyrical, In the Groves looks at the many ways different cultures have imagined the living world of trees. From a delicate tale of love celebrating the Cherry trees of Japan, to the poignant Cornish legend of One Tree Hill, we’ll travel ‘round the world in story celebrating this garden of delights. Each tale is surrounded by music and songs from many lands. The event culminates with the haunting Czech legend The Dancing Spirit of the Birch Grove.

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
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
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
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
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
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

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

Diane performs Everyday Heroes at the Simon Fairfield Public Library. 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

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Celebrate 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.