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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Ilene Evans

Ilene Evans

P.O. Box 444 150 Kempton Rd
Thomas, WV 26292


(301) 334-6273


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Ms. Ilene Evans is an inspired storyteller, performer and scholar who weaves music, poetry, dance and drama, to bring history alive. Ms. Evans creates and presents theater programs and workshops/seminars that inform, educate and entertain audiences young and old. She has toured extensively across the US and internationally with her historical and original works.

In 2009, Ms. Evans worked with staff from the US State Department to tour to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Columbia to share African American history and culture through arts, education, literature, and music.  She has received the Foundation of Freedom Award from Wheeling Jesuit University for her outstanding work. Ms. Evans received her B.A. from Trinity College Deerfield and her M.A. (Storytelling) at East Tennessee State University.

Ms. Evans portrays significant women of color who changed the world: Harriet Tubman, Coralie Franklin Cook, Memphis Tennessee Garrison, Ethel Waters and Bessie Coleman. Ms. Evans also offers a suite of spoken word, poetry, song and dance performances and workshops/seminars tailored for national and international audiences.

Types of stories I tell:

Historical portrayals of African American Sheroes African American Stories , Games, Dances and Songs Traditional African Tales Stories From around the World

I tell stories for:

All Ages

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My travel requirements:

Storytelling Fees - $750 per program Mileage .56/mile - IRS Standard Mileage Rates 2017 Lodging $125/night or client can arrange to a three star standard Food $75/day

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Organizations I belong to:

National Association of Black Storytellers National Story Network West Virginia Storytelling Guild