Directory Of Tellers

Aussie Bill

Bill Park Photo

I have been a member of the Storytelling Guild since 1992,and winner of the Hilda Finley Award .I am residential teller at the Joondalup Shire Library,and I have performed over Australia and the USA.Radio interviews include ABC Longreach Distance Education.My speciality is Australiana yarns and poetry with a stock whip routine bush instruments included.

"Bill Park (aka Aussie Bill) has been volunteering once a week at Joondalup Library since the beginning of 2008.
He entertains visiting young children and their families with stories, music and songs each week during the library’s Story Time program.
Bill has become a familiar and entrenched character, and many children love coming to the library to listen and watch him perform."
Sally Sibley, Librarian, Joondalup Library (2015)

Availability: Anytime
Audience Ages: Pre school to aged facilities
Audience Sizes: One to Unlimited
Phone: 0408565249
Email: ozbill@westnet.com.au
ABN: 89 833 241 279
Performance Types:
Adults
Schools / Libraries
Roving Entertainment
Health and Aged Care
Parties

Branan Silvius

Branan Silvius
Since emerging from his egg under the tree of enchantment Branan has been spinning tales in service of the Mythos. He has mesmerized both adults and children alike with his musical renditions of ancient and original tales. Inspired by the bards of yore, Branan has performed story in Australia, Britain and the USA, from festivals to cafes, market lanes to schools, commando assaults to 2-hour epics.

Availability: Most times, depending on current schedule
Audience Ages: All ages
Audience Sizes: 1 to Unlimited
Phone: 0488966951
Email: branandubh@gmail.com
ABN: 46 058 991 900
Performance Types:
Adults
Schools / Libraries
Roving Entertainment
Public Spaces (Shops/Parks/Street)
Health and Aged Care
Parties

Christine Begovich

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I am a retired teacher with both classroom and Library Resource teaching experience.
I tell folktales, fairy tales, personal stories, biographies and selected stories to suite the audience and situation as well as Croatian stories. I am available to present workshops to develop storytelling skills and for personal development.

Have presented a story at the Play House Theatre and Subiaco Theatre to a capacity audience of 200+ at the WAYRBA Presentation evenings

"A professional storyteller, Christine regaled the studentswith all sorts of narratives: a story about an old woman outwitting the forest animals who wanted to make her their dinner; the Greek legend recounting Odysseus' journey home; a folk tale about a dragon who shared stories with a village maid; a fairytale about a giant without a heart; and a personal story about Christine's bag, hand-woven by her grandmother nearly one hundred years ago." Nicholas Savatovic, West Leedervile Primary School (2015)

Availability: All days, evenings and weekends
Audience Ages: preschool to adult
Audience Sizes: 10 to 100+
Phone:
(08) 9296 0748
Mobile 0424 425 332

Email: dandylions@bigpond.com
Performance Types:
Adults
Schools / Libraries
Health and Aged Care
Parties

Clare Stace

Clare Stace

Clare Stace (Sensational Storytelling) is a highly interactive Story Teller who has been performing professionally since 2004. Each of her ten shows has its own theme, props and costume. She is a joy to watch and listen to, captivating her primary school aged audience with her dramatic style. This is what some of her young audience members, teachers and parents have said:

"I thought it was the best story telling that I have seen for a long time. It’s so funny and thought provoking and was great for kids. And I tell you, wonderful for adults too!" (2015)

“Your show was very funny and I loved the part when you showered us with witch’s snot. I also liked the parts when you asked us to join in” (2015)

Availability: Any time
Audience Ages: Children from 3 – 10 years, and family audiences
Audience Sizes: 5 to 80
Phone: 0410 331 221
Email: clarestace@sensationalstorytelling.com
Website: www.sensationalstorytelling.com
ABN: 31 854 954 176
Public Liability: $20,000,000
Performance Types:
Schools / Libraries
MC for family events

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Glenn Swift

Glenn Swift

Glenn B Swift is a Western Australian Storyteller. He has been performing professionally in schools, libraries, theatres and other public and community events since 1988. His repertoire, much of which is original, ranges from the historical to the hysterical, and includes material for pre-primary through to adults. Some stories are themed to the environment, some social and natural history, some to interpersonal relationship- much of it is purely entertainment. He is the creator of legends which have entered into West Australian oral history, like How the Quokkas came to Rottnest , and The Ghost in the Belltower. He has also created and adapted for performance Fairy and Folk tales from around the world. He enjoys creating storytellers in his audience. Primary aged children re-enact the stories in the playground –there is lots of opportunity for participation. Older students remember and retell the stories at home, like a good joke. Glenn has heard some of his stories retold in a classroom by a high school student, who heard them from his grandmother!

Website: www.glennbswift.com

Availability: All and every
Audience Ages: From age 4
Audience Sizes: 1 to 4,000
Phone: 0419194598
Email: glenn@glennbswift.com
Website: www.glennbswift.com/storyteller
ABN: 22 730 799 873
Public Liability: $20,000,000
Performance Types:
Adults
Schools / Libraries
Roving Entertainment
Public Spaces (Shops/Parks/Street)
Health and Aged Care
Parties

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Jenni Woodroffe

Jenni Woodroffe
A lifelong lover of stories, Jenni revels in choosing fairytales, folktales, myths and legends from the oral tradition as well as original, family and historical stories. From her many years experience of telling in schools and public libraries Jenni can adapt to curriculum requirements to develop individual programmes and special themes and enjoys the reminiscences of older listeners triggered by her stories.

Availability:
Audience Ages: 5 Upwards
Audience Sizes: 8 to 60
Phone: 08 9367 4759
Email: jennij@iinet.net.au
Performance Types:
Adults
Schools / Libraries
Health and Aged Care

Jenny Hill

Jenny Hill
Jenny Hill is a professional storyteller with extensive experience in performance, education and community projects. She conducts workshops and training programs for both children and adults, and has taught storytelling in the Early Childhood Education course at Notre Dame. Jenny has a deep interest in the therapeutic potential of stories, listening to their resonances, their reflective qualities and the sometimes surprising ways they contribute to transformation. Jenny has worked with Nancy Mellon, author of “The Body Speaks” and Ashley Ramsden, director of The International School of Storytelling. She works out of The Story Studio, a place for both traditional and experimental storytelling in the spoken word as well as a place out of which storytelling projects and partnerships can grow.

Availability: Generally available
Audience Ages: 4 to 104
Audience Sizes: Depends on the performance context; Schools generally 15 to 60
Phone: 0432 735 744
Email: jennyhill@iinet.net.au
ABN: 30 569 974 642
Performance Types:
Adults
Schools / Libraries
Health and Aged Care
Festivals
Some public spaces depending on the individual situation

Jesse the Wind Wanderer

Jesse the Wind Wanderer

Jesse the Wind Wanderer is a actor, storyteller and child care educator. He has been telling professionally for ten years and his professional credits include a comedy improv storytelling show in FringeWorld "Get Stumped", a residency in Jakarta, three distance education productions by West One and many schools, libraries and children's parties. He is a regular entertainer at the Coolbellup Farmer's market and has performed at Busselton Fringe Festival, Fairbridge Festival, Fremantle Festival, All Saints Literature Festival, and many others.

For pricing and details please see Jesse's website www.WindWanderer.com.au

 

Availability: Any Time
Audience Ages: 1 to 100
Audience Sizes: 5 to 500
Phone: 0400789765
Email: jesse@windwanderer.com.au
Website: www.windwanderer.com.au
ABN: 51 292 912 567
Public Liability: $20,000,000
Performance Types:
Adults
Schools / Libraries
Roving Entertainment
Public Spaces (Shops/Parks/Street)
Health and Aged Care
Parties

Sarah Loden

Sarah Loden
Sarah Loden is a storyteller, community artist, and creative educator whose work is inspired by children and a passion for play. In a word, Sarah’s performance is dynamic. She ranges from telling with a book in hand, in traditional oration, through audio, visual, and dramatic rendering, and involves her audience through music, dance, and other forms of interactive participation. She has appeared on the stages of large festivals, in the halls of museums, and in classrooms of community centres - bringing life and meaning to each in the form of stories.

Availability:

Weekends: open availability
Weekdays: flexible availability for mornings, afternoons, and evenings


Audience Ages: Children from 0-12 years, and family audiences
Audience Sizes: 10 to 250
Phone: 0403 172 033
Email: hello@movingimagination.com
Website: www.movingimagination.com
ABN:  84 172 900 658
Performance Types:
Schools / Libraries
Roving Entertainment
Public Spaces (Shops/Parks/Street)
Health and Aged Care
Parties

The Dream Basket StoryTeller

Sally Gaunt

Quiet stories to settle information overloaded children. Use of Puppetry. Stories from around the world to stimulate the creative magination of adults and children. Historical, mysterious and mystical stories for young and old.

Teller has been a Guild member for 6 years and has been a recipient of the Hilda Finlay Award for Storytelling. She has published a book of poetry, “Poems of Passion and Praise”.

Availability: Weekdays by appointment, early evening and Saturdays
Audience Ages: adults 18 to 100 & children 5 to 12
Audience Sizes: 1 to Adults 12 – 15; children 25.
Phone:
0487610306
(08) 94452448

Email: sal9emeralds@gmail.com
ABN: 45 457 641 620
Performance Types:
Adults
Schools / Libraries
Roving Entertainment
Health and Aged Care
Storytelling workshops for new tellers.

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