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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Richard Rousseau

1350 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104

(651) 649-1757


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Richard Rousseau has been an active participant in the midwest region's performance community for the past 45 years, as an actor, a director, a playwright and as a storyteller. He was one of the founders of Northstar Storytelling League, now Story Arts of Minnesota, and was the recipient of the Northstar Talking Stick Award in 2007 for exceptional storytelling and service to the community.

Have material for, and have performed for all ages, however the majority of my material is best suited for ages 12 and up.

Types of stories I tell:

Mostly original tales - tales based on life experiences - childhood experiences in New Britain CT, driving a taxi in Fargo ND during the late 1970s, finding gold in Saint Paul, MN, as well as tales based on historical events such as the Hartford Circus Fire, the sinking of the Titanic, the Zip to Zap ND in 1969, Henry David Thoreau's visit to Minneapolis, MN. I also have a number of folk tales that I like to tell. The Appalachian tale, The Wooden Horses (Dead, but not Gone) is my favorite.

I tell stories for:

All Ages

I provide workshops:


I am willing to travel:


My travel requirements:

Depends on the situation. Willing to negotiate.

School Districts I am cleared to work in:

Have worked extensively throughout the Twin Cities Metropolitan area presenting classroom performances for the Minnesota Historical Society, and the Science Museum of Minnesota. I have conducted week-long storytelling workshops for the Albert Lea and Waldorf school districts in Minnesota.

I am willing to mentor:


Organizations I belong to:

Story Arts of Minnesota, Northlands Storytelling Network, Cheap Theatre Board of Directors, Minnesota Liaison for the National Storytelling Network.