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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Judith Black

33 Prospect ST.
Marblehead, MA 01945

(781) 631-4417


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Judith Black is a professional storyteller with a national following. Her TED talk on storytelling and climate disruption has been widely viewed and used as the basis for performances and action. She has created a new program on earth stewardship for young folks. She recently created Bittersweet Midnights which ran for 15 performances at the Salem Theatre Company and That Fading Scent: A Seditious Comedy About Women and Aging.The Orlando Sentinel says about this show:
“This is the thinking woman's version of Menopause: The Musical,.....Black is a warm and dynamic storyteller with a wry sense of humor.......... Smart and undeniably funny”

Featured ten times at the National Storytelling Festival, and three times as Teller-in Residence at the International Storytelling Center, in 2001 she was inducted into the National Storytelling Network's (largest storytelling membership organization in the world) Circle of Excellence "For exceptional commitment and exemplary contribution to the art of storytelling.” . In 2010 she won the MassMouth Big Mouthoff with a 4 minute story about her son??&trade;s return home from combat duty in Iraq.
www.youtube.com/watc and has most recently been honored with the Brother Blue Award from New England Storytelling

She has performed and taught across the globe, including South Africa, Finland, France, Sweden, and the Netherlands, and has worked as a consultant for Unilever, Disney World, the Rockwell Museum and others.

For Full Biographic information, go to:http://www.storiesalive.com/bio.html
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Web Site: www.storiesalive.com

Types of stories I tell:

Adults: Humorous tales about adult lives, child rearing, aging, and living, stories that draw people into environmental issues and realities, American history from unsung vantage points Teach 2 classes annually: Making Stories From Your Life (first weekend in Feb) http://www.storiesalive.com/making-stories-from-your-life/ Telling Stories to Children: Last week in June www.tellingstoriestochildren.com

I tell stories for:

All Ages

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My travel requirements:

Judith travels all over the globe. Local Minimum fee $500 Full Day Local $900 plus transportation Out of the area $1500/day plus transportation & hospitality

School Districts I am cleared to work in:

Have worked throughout the nation, plus schools and workshops for adults in South Africa,The Netherlands, Finland, Paris, Stockholm, and Israel.

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Organizations I belong to:

LANES, NSN, JStreet, Greenpeace, Bridging Lives, Harbor Rotary Club