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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
Betty Cassidy: The $100 Bill, starting at 18:22
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
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi: A Shared Secret
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi: The Trouble with Wishes
Adam Hoffman: How Six Men Got On in the World
Adam Hoffman: Kate Crackernuts
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 Dragon of Chelm
Ben Russell: The Golem of Chelm
Ben Russell: Streudel, Streudel, Streudel
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: Our Lady of Guadalupe, starting at 45:30
Marni Gillard: St. Patrick's Teenage Years, starting at 25:38
Marni Gillard: The Star Dipper
Micki Groper: The Awongalema Tree
Micki Groper: The Wooden Sword
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi: Truth and Story
Adam Hoffman: How Six Men Got On in the World
Adam Hoffman: Kate Crackernuts
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
Eliud Nieves: The Ruby From India, starting at 48:50
Eliud Nieves: Tia Miseria, starting at 41:18
Claire Nolan: Baby Krishna
Claire Nolan: Leda and the Rustics
Claire Nolan: The Seven Ravens
Kay Olan: How Birds Got Their Song
Kay Olan: Wampum Belts
Barbara Palumbo: A Born Thief, starting at 40:00
Barbara Palumbo: The Professor and the Chauffeur, starting at 16:36
Gil Payette: Snake is Dying
Gil Payette: The Two Wolves
Ben Russell: The Dragon of Chelm
Ben Russell: The Golem of Chelm
Ben Russell: Streudel, Streudel, Streudel
Ben Russell: The Wisest Man in Chelm
Sandy Schuman: Frog Legs
Sandy Schuman: The Loneliest Winter
The Storycrafters: Heaven and Hell, starting at 23:38
The Storycrafters: Princess and the Pea Rap, starting at 47:08
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, part 1
Kent Busman: The Tale of Boaz, part 2
Betty Cassidy: Ethelinda
Janet Carter: Marni
Betty Cassidy: The Letter
Fran Combs Berger: Hit the Hole
Fran Combs Berger: The Panther and the Lantern
Lāle Davidson: The Haunting of Zelda
Alden (Joe) Doolittle: Christmoose Socks
Alden (Joe) Doolittle: Hands
Alden (Joe) Doolittle: Pop's Whisper
Alden (Joe) Doolittle: Red Noses
Kate Dudding: Her Mother's Love
Kate Dudding: My Mother's Hands
Kate Dudding: My Mother's Piano, starting at 16:50
Kate Dudding: One Path to World Peace
Margaret French: The Gopher Museum
Margaret French: Determined to be a Liberal, Free-thinking Person
Margaret French: The First Woman Buyer, starting at 16:55
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
Kay Olan: Uncle Julius
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: Arthur's Story
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
Kate Dudding: Doing What They Could, an adaptation of the story The Star Catcher by Loren Eiseley, starting at 51:47
Margaret French: My Financial Career, by Stephen Leacock, starting at 47:54
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: Robert's Angel, (an original story by Eliud Nieves) starting at 14:48
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
Betty Cassidy: The Woman Behind the Glass, starting at 36:29
Alden (Joe) Doolittle: A Fair Wind and Fresh Water
Alden (Joe) Doolittle: John Pierpoint - NOT a Failure
Alden (Joe) Doolittle: Laurens Claese Van Der Volgen
Alden (Joe) Doolittle: Lawrence, Chief of the Mohawks
Alden (Joe) Doolittle: The Story of Janey McCray, starting at 17:30
Alden (Joe) Doolittle: The Story That Won the Battle, starting at 42:10
Alden (Joe) Doolittle: We Shall Overcome
Kate Dudding: Always
Kate Dudding: Betty Friedan Choices Part 1
Kate Dudding: Betty Friedan Choices Part 2
Kate Dudding: Chris Nelson: Inventor of the Eskimo Pies
Kate Dudding: The Father of Standard Time - Charles Ferdinand Dowd
Kate Dudding: George Gershwin: Creating the Opera Porgy and Bess
Kate Dudding: The Gift of Hope
Kate Dudding: Ilsa's Story
Kate Dudding: Larry's Story, starting at 36:35
Kate Dudding: The Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Kate Dudding: Remembering Marilyn Monroe
Kate Dudding: The Story of One American Soldier
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
Sandy Schuman: The Forgotten Man, starting at 39:00
Sandy Schuman: Get Happy, starting at 14:58
Sandy Schuman: SC Johnson a family company
Sandy Schuman: The First Bridge
Sandy Schuman: The World's Most Popular Instrument
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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