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Several times each season, new listeners tell us, This is the first storytelling program I’ve ever been to. It was wonderful! The storyteller really connected with my imagination. I’ll be coming to more programs.” Here’s a comment from a frequent listener about Tellabration 2013: The stories were great. I would be hard pressed to name a favorite, all touched me deeply.” That’s the magic of storytelling.


Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression. Since 1995, Story Circle has been nurturing storytelling, storytellers and listeners by offering over 200 storytelling events.  Story Circle is proud of our relationship as a resident company at Proctors in Schenectady.  We are appreciative of the response over the years to 18 Tellabrations, 106 Story Sundays at the Glen Sanders Mansion, as well as an increasing number of productions at Proctors and community venues.  We are in the midst of our exciting 2013-2014 season!


Story Sundays at The  Glen Sanders Mansion 5 pm



Heroines and Tricksters

Marni Gillard and Christie Keegan


Kitchen Table Stories

Margaret French and Joe Peck



Three Spirits:

Home, Hearth and All That Jazz

Kent Busman, Alden (Joe) Doolittle and Harland Ratmeyer, with The Hamilton Hill Arts Center Jazz Ensemble


Across the Sea to Ireland

Mary Murphy and Nancy Marie Payne

Word Plays at Proctors*  2 pm



Life and Death

A variety of tellers




Betrayal and Beyond


Love: Lost and Found


Second Chances


Tellabration*           11/10/13   2 pm at Proctors                            Annual Benefit -proceeds have funded                                      Courage and Remembrance                         over 90 storytelling events since 1996


* Please note that $2.00 of each ticket for Word Plays and Tellabration is donated to the   

   Summer Lunch program of the Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM)


Thank you for supporting Story Circle and these productions by attending, by telling friends and family and bringing them as guests. Your interest and enthusiasm have been more than welcome.


As is true for most arts organizations, ticket sales do not cover all our expenses.  As a resident Company at Proctors, while we receive visibility, guidance and encouragement, we receive no direct support via grants or gifts to Proctors, unless they are specifically earmarked to Story Circle.  We also reimburse Proctors for theater space, technical direction and box office costs from our performance income.  In order to expand our outreach efforts, leverage partnerships at Proctors and the community, and offer workshops for youth and older tellers, we need modest assistance from friends and supporting organizations.  We are storytellers, not magicians – we spin a tale, we can’t spin money.  In the midst of Story Circle’s 17th Season, we are turning to you for support.


We invite you to become a Patron of Story Circle at Proctors for the 2013-2014  season. Last season, our generous patrons donated over $2000 which paid for 98% of our expenses at Proctors. In return for your much needed and greatly appreciated generosity, you will receive the following benefits at the patron levels listed below:


Patron Level


Complimentary  Tickets to

Story Circle’s Productions at Proctors

Complimentary  Tickets to

Story Sunday

Web Site Recognition

Executive Producer






























The complimentary tickets to Story Circle’s productions can be used for the current season as well as next season through December 31, 2014. The Proctors tickets can be redeemed at the Proctors Box Office for tickets to any Word Play or Tellabration production. The complimentary Story Sunday tickets can be used by first making a reservation at (518) 384-1700, and then bringing your complimentary tickets to that Story Sunday.


As Story Circle at Proctors continues to expand its offerings, you will receive invitations to openings, and complimentary or discount opportunities, as well as next season’s productions.


Our goal for the 2013-2014 season is to raise $2,000 by January 31, 2014. Please help us expand the magic of storytelling in our region.


To become a patron of Story Circle at Proctors, make a check payable to “Proctors” and mail it to:


Story Circle at Proctors c/o Kate Dudding, Treasurer

8 Sandalwood Drive

Clifton Park, NY 12065-2700


If you prefer to remain anonymous, please note that on your check. The entire value of your check is tax deductible at both the state and federal levels.


Thank you for your generosity.                               


With best regards and much good cheer,



Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Producer                          Kate Dudding, Producer

aldenjoe@nycap.rr.com                                    kate@katedudding.com

(518) 384-1700                                              (518) 383-4620



PATRONS as of November 20, 2014


Executive Producer

Kate Dudding


Alden (Joe) Doolittle


Carol Connolly and Don Darmer


Priscilla Johnson