Festival Schedule

Saturday, April 29th 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Orinda Community Center, Orinda, CA

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9:00-9:30 AM Lobby area
Registration/Ticket Sales
Room 5
Silent Auction/Vendor Sales
Founders Auditorium Classroom 7
9:30-11:00 AM Land acknowledgment
Opening Concert
All Tellers
11:00-11:30 AM Break
11:30 AM-12:30 PM Solo Show: Antonio Rocha
A Slave Ship Called Malaga
Workshop: Kirk Waller
Tell Me A Story!
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch Break
12:45-1:15 PM Beatrice Bowles Remembrance
(Kate Farrell, Emcee)
1:30-2:30 PM AASIA Showcase
(Tim Ereneta, Emcee)
Solo Show: Ingrid Nixon
Shackleton's Endurance
2:30-3:00 PM Break
3:00-4:30 PM Youth Invitational
(Brandon Spars, emcee)
followed by
Open Mic
(Kirk Waller, emcee)
3:00-4:00 PM
Solo Show: Tim Ereneta
Long Ago and Far Away
4:30-5:00 PM Break
5:00-6:30 PM 2024 Festival Announcement
Closing Concert: All Tellers

Performance Notes

Antonio Rocha’s solo show
A Slave Ship Called Malaga
Using his entire body and voice, Antonio sings, dances, narrates, and mimes his way through this poetically toned historical tale told from the perspective of the Malaga ship, which was part of the Transatlantic slave trade in the 1800s.
Spurred on by the pandemic and the eruption of anti-Asian hate, a group of talented Asian Americas storytellers came together to create Asian American Storytellers in Action (AASIA.) During this year’s festival Eth-Noh-Tec, Eleanor Clement Glass, Bowen Lee, Roopa Mohan, and Linda Yemoto will present a delightful hour of Asian folktales and personal stories.
Kirk Waller’s Workshop: Tell Me a Story!
This storytelling 101 class is a fun, fast-paced workshop for both beginning and veteran tellers. We will focus on various ways to structure your story and tell in your own unique storytelling style! We will explore structure, content ideas, and delivery and assessing your stories and presentation.
Ingrid Nixon’s solo show
Shackleton’s Endurance: Antarctica’s Greatest Survival Epic
His ship crushed by Antarctic pack ice, expedition leader Sir Ernest Shackleton held the lives of 27 men in his hands. This is the story of the ill-fated Endurance expedition, 1914 – 1916. If it were fiction, it would be over the top!
Beatrice Bowles Remembrance
In remembrance of San Francisco storyteller Beatrice Bowles, who sadly passed in 2021, Kate Farrell will tell a story from Beatrice's beautiful book Spider Grandmother’s Web of Wonders and youth teller Aubrey Elder will do a dramatic reading from Beatrice's upcoming book, Ring of Riddles.
Tim Ereneta’s solo show
Long Ago and Far Away
Thrilling adventures, clever rascals, and epic romances aren't limited to prestige television. Come hear some of Tim 's favorite forgotten and rarely heard traditional tales from Central Asia and Europe.