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Are you wondering what storytelling for adults is all about? You can watch some of our performers share over 100 stories, mostly for adults, by clicking on the links below.

Humorous Stories
Siri Allison: The Husband Who Was to Mind the House
Kent Busman: The Tail of Boaz
Kent Busman: Yakub and Minnie
Betty Cassidy: The Edge of the World
Barbara Chepaitis: And So the Days Begin
Barbara Chepaitis: The Three Bears
Margaret French: The Gopher Museum
Margaret French: Homemade Baked Beans
Margaret French: The Last Time They Visited Vermont
Micki Groper: The Awongalema Tree
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi: Irish Grandmothers and Sex Education, Part 1
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi: Irish Grandmothers and Sex Education, Part 2
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi: Sneezy
Louise Koenig: If You Like Nightmares Travel Today
Betty McCanty: Hembal Salve
Betty McCanty: A Jocular Tale
Betty McCanty: My New Hat
Betty McCanty: Used Nails by Joe Bruchac
Mary Murphy: One Wish
Mary Murphy: The Recital
Claire Nolan: Both Food and Drink
Nancy Marie Payne: Chewing Gum
Nancy Marie Payne: The Imp Sings
Nancy Marie Payne: The Vixen and the Grouse
Joe Peck: Having Fun with Road Directions
Karen Pillsworth: Betsy Bubblegum
Harlan Ratmeyer: The Christmas with Coal
Harlan Ratmeyer: My Grandpa, E.H. Ratmeyer
Ben Russell: The Golem of Chelm
Ben Russell: The Wisest Man in Chelm
Sandy Schuman: The Fly Fishing Contest at Chelm's Pond
Sandy Schuman: Frog Legs
Sandy Schuman: The Loneliest Winter
Tales 'n Tunes: Little Red Bossy Hen
Tales 'n Tunes: Wide Mouth Frog
Tom Weakley: Thurston Eullet's Version of The Split Dog
Frank H. Wind: Grandma Goes Shopping

 

Traditional Stories
Aditya Agashe : The Language of Signs
Siri Allison: The Blessed Gift of Joy is Bestowed Upon Mankind
Siri Allison: Corn in the Rock
Siri Allison: The Husband Who Was to Mind the House
Siri Allison: When Eve Got Lonesome
Kent Busman: Yakub and Minnie
Fran Combs Berger: Like Meat Loves Salt, Part 1
Fran Combs Berger: Like Meat Loves Salt, Part 2
Dr. Claire Beetlestone: The Closed Chest
Dr. Claire Beetlestone: The Cracked Pot
Dr. Claire Beetlestone: The Cricket
Dr. Claire Beetlestone: Death and Cholera at the Hajj
Dr. Claire Beetlestone: The Oil in the Spoon
Dr. Claire Beetlestone: The Picture in the Temple
Dr. Claire Beetlestone: The Riddle of the Springs
Jesse Bruchac: Azban (Racoon) and Skunk (told in Western Abenaki)
Jesse Bruchac: Improvised Native American Flute Music
Jesse Bruchac: The Woman and the Chenoo
Joe Bruchac: Glooskonba and Segunk
Joe Bruchac: Rabbit's Snow Dance
Joe & Jesse Bruchac: Glooskonba and the Wind Eagle
Joe & Jesse Bruchac: Little Pine Trees (an Abenaki song)
Joe & Jesse Bruchac: A Welcoming or Greeting Song
Kent Busman: How Raven Freed the Daylight and How Loon Lost Her Voice
Betty Cassidy: The Edge of the World
Barbara Chepaitis: And So the Days Begin
Barbara Chepaitis: The Three Bears
Peggy Cimino: Trouble
Kate Dudding: Her Mother's Love
Kate Dudding: Sean Kiley and the White Stag
Kate Dudding: This Too Shall Pass
Margaret French: Dragon Castle
Margaret French: The Selchie (Seal-Woman)
Marni Gillard: The Boyhood of Fionn McCool
Marni Gillard: The Star Dipper
Micki Groper: The Awongalema Tree
Micki Groper: The Wooden Sword
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi: Truth and Story
Christie Keegan: Traveling to Tondo
Jeannine Laverty: The Magic Folding Screen
Jeannine Laverty: The Stonecutter
Eileen Egan Mack: Goldilocks with a Twist
Betty McCanty: Hembal Salve
Betty McCanty: Used Nails by Joe Bruchac
Alan McClintock: The Golden Child
Mary Murphy: The Haunted House
Mary Murphy: How St Patrick Drove the Last of the Serpents Out of Ireland
Mary Murphy: The Split Dog
Eliud Nieves: King Solomon's Ring
Claire Nolan: The Seven Ravens
Gil Payette: Snake is Dying
Gil Payette: The Two Wolves
Ben Russell: The Wisest Man in Chelm
Sandy Schuman: Frog Legs
Sandy Schuman: The Loneliest Winter
Tales 'n Tunes: Little Red Bossy Hen
Tales 'n Tunes: The Lion's at the Door
Tales 'n Tunes: Wide Mouth Frog
Tom Weakley: Thurston Eullet's Version of The Split Dog

 

Personal Stories
Aditya Agashe : Remembering My Grandmother
Siri Allison: East River Angels
Siri Allison: Vicki
Dan Berggren: Old Green Sweater
Kent Busman: The Lost Tools of Schoharie
Kent Busman: The Tale of Boaz
Betty Cassidy: Ethelinda
Janet Carter: Marni
Betty Cassidy: The Letter
Lāle Davidson: The Haunting of Zelda
Joe Doolittle: Hands
Joe Doolittle: Pop's Whisper
Joe Doolittle: Red Noses
Kate Dudding: Her Mother's Love
Margaret French: The Gopher Museum
Margaret French: Determined to be a Liberal, Free-thinking Person
Margaret French: Homemade Baked Beans
Margaret French: The Last Time They Visited Vermont
Margaret French: The Lost Purse
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi: Irish Grandmothers and Sex Education, Part 1
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi: Irish Grandmothers and Sex Education, Part 2
Christie Keegan: Being Raised By a Wolf
Christie Keegan: Crushed Crabs
Christie Keegan: Just Deserts
Christie Keegan: Learning to Sing
Louise Koenig: If You Like Nightmares Travel Today
Jeannine Laverty: Memories of My Father
Stephen W. Leslie: Chronic Lyme Disease
Stephen W. Leslie: Helen of Troy
Stephen W. Leslie: Tire Swing
Betty McCanty: It's Hard to Lose a Hero
Betty McCanty: Niagara Falls
Anne Marie McLaughlin: The Banana Story
Anne Marie McLaughlin: Finding My Lost Relatives
Anne Marie McLaughlin: Locked Out
Anne Marie McLaughlin: My Mother's Wake
Bonnie Mion: The Box
Mary Murphy: New Friends
Mary Murphy: The Recital
Claire Nolan: Both Food and Drink
Claire Nolan: My Grandmother's Lap
Nancy Marie Payne: Chewing Gum
Nancy Marie Payne: The Imp Sings
Joe Peck: Frank and His Airplane
Karen Pillsworth: The Extra Chair
Harlan Ratmeyer: The Christmas with Coal
Harlan Ratmeyer: My Grandpa, E.H. Ratmeyer
Sandy Schuman: It's Hard to Tell a Hug
Tom Weakley: Tommy
Frank H. Wind: Grandma Goes Shopping

 

Literary Stories
Kent Busman: How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin by Rudyard Kipling
Peggy Cimino: The Horse Doctor by Gail De Vos
Marni Gillard: The Fisherman and His Wife by Jane Yolen
Jeannine Laverty: Second Wind by Jeanne Robert Foster
Alan McClintock: The Lake Dreams the Sky by Swain Wolff
Eliud Nieves: The Selfish King (an original story by Eliud Nieves)
Nancy Marie Payne: The Vixen and the Grouse by Norman Cohen
Ben Russell: The Golem of Chelm

 

Stories Set in History
Dan Berggren: Alice
Janet Carter: The Mill People
Betty Cassidy: The Letters
Joe Doolittle: A Fair Wind and Fresh Water
Joe Doolittle: John Pierpoint - NOT a Failure
Joe Doolittle: Laurens Claese Van Der Volgen
Joe Doolittle: Lawrence, Chief of the Mohawks
Kate Dudding: Always
Kate Dudding: Betty Friedan Choices Part 1
Kate Dudding: Betty Friedan Choices Part 2
Kate Dudding: The Father of Standard Time - Charles Ferdinand Dowd
Kate Dudding: The Gift of Hope
Kate Dudding: Ilsa's Story
Kate Dudding: The Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Kate Dudding: Remembering Marilyn Monroe
Kate Dudding: Theresa Burroughs
Marni Gillard: Granuaile - A Notorious Woman (Grace O'Malley, Ireland's Pirate Queen)
Betty McCanty: The Water Tower
Bonnie Mion: Captured
Claire Nolan: Gaura Devi Saves the Trees
Nancy Marie Payne: How I Came to Dowagiac
Nancy Marie Payne: Ruth Law: Breaking the Distance Record
Joe Peck: Frank and His Airplane
Tom Weakley: On Hearing Loch Lomond

These stories were recorded as part of the public access TV show Story By Story.

Story Circle is one of the first resident storytelling companies
at a US performing arts center

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