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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Karla Huntsman

Karla Huntsman

7416 Pinto Bluff Street
Las Vegas, NV 89131

(702) 834-7020

(702) 816-8333

 

Email Me

www.karlahuntsman.com

See www.youtube.com karlahuntsman channel

 

 

 

Audio Available for this Teller


 

"If you don't know the trees, you may be lost in the forest, but if you don't know the stories you may be lost in life."--Siberian Elder

Sings, PLays Guitar, Autoharp, Washboard, djembe drum as part of storytelling performances. Uses puppetry for younger children.

Making meaning through story and theatre activities has been Karla's life work. Before turning to freelance storytelling and drama specialist work, Karla spent over 25 years on the faculties of four universities teaching storytelling, drama education, public speaking and interpersonal communication. She has provided teacher in-services, residencies, workshops, conference presentations, and performances at state and national venues.

Currently, Karla works as a professional teller, drama specialist, performer with the Las Vegas Improvisation Players, performer with Jubilingo Story performers of Las Vegas, and teaching artist for the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

"Karla is a dynamic performer. Her voice is rich, deep, and vibrant. She uses music, rhythm and movement to enhance her storytelling. She is a joy to watch and will leave you feeling enriched and full of wonder." Steffani Raff, Storyteller, Creator of Pirates and Pajamas.


SAMPLE PERFORMANCES

School Assemblies (Multi-cultural, Literacy, Character Building, School Themed assemblies)

One-Woman Shows
--The Journey
Explores the inevitable ups and downs, twists and turns, humor,
challenges, frustrations, joys and ironies of living.
--Layers
Explores the seldom seen, multiple layers of a person's life story.



SAMPLE WORKSHOPS
"Accessing the Creative Spirit Through Professional Improv Techniques."
"Sensationally Successful Methods for Accessing Your Storytelling Potential"
"So, What Can You Do With Your Voice?"
"Professional Techniques for Creating Character Voice."
Telling the Scary Story
"Making your Classroom Come Alive Through Storytelling and Creative Drama.
"Teaching Literacy Through Storytelling and Drama Techniques."
"Ten Red Hot Process Drama Tools for More Effective Teaching."


Types of stories I tell:

Stories that create meaning for the journey--original, personal, traditional.

I tell stories for:

All Ages

I provide workshops:

Yes

I am willing to travel:

Yes

My travel requirements:

negotiable

School Districts I am cleared to work in:

no restrictions

I am willing to mentor:

Yes

Organizations I belong to:

National Storytelling Network, Utah STorytelling Guild, Jubilingo Story Performers of Las Vegas, Nevada Storytelling Guild