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2017 Schedule and Tickets

Purchase tickets here with your credit card or order by phone (310) 890-1439.
Download and print schedule or ticket order form.

There is a $2 handling fee per ticket or pass whether purchased online,
by phone, or by mail.

Tickets and Passes will not be shipped, but will be held at Will Call.
If ordered online you may also print them yourself
or send them to your mobile phone.

During the festival, tickets for individual events will be for sale at Libbey Bowl.

PLEASE NOTE: Current pricing reflects Early Bird Prices - good through July 30, 2017!
Prices for Passes and ALL Individual Events and Workshops will increase after July 30, 2017.
Buy your tickets early to take advantage of these Early Bird prices!

EVERYTHING Pass - Again this year, our EVERYTHING Pass is good for admission to ALL performances, Naughty Tales, and workshops (adults 21+ only).

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Festival Pass -
All events except workshops and Naughty Tales

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Child tickets are for children ages 15 and under.
Family Event Pegasus denotes events especially designed for young kids and families.


Saturday, March 25

6:30pm Reception
8:00pm Concert
Jewish
Community of Ojai
530 El Roblar
Meiners Oaks
A Benefit Concert for the Ojai Storytelling Festival with Bill Harley.

Click Here for detailed information.
Tickets

Sunday, March 26

4:00pm Concert
Jewish
Community of Ojai
530 El Roblar
Meiners Oaks
*GRAMMY Award-Winning Artist*
Bill Harley - In Concert for Families


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Tickets


Thursday, September 7

9:45–10:45am
Scherr Forum
Theatre
Thousand Oaks

Family EventStudent Outreach for Grades K-3 with Bill Harley, Samite, and Niall de Búrca.

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11:15am–12:15pm
Scherr Forum
Theatre
Thousand Oaks
Family EventStudent Outreach for Grades 4-8 with Bill Harley, Samite, and Niall de Búrca.

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7:30 – 9:00 pm
Ojai Art Center
Raw Tales with The Moth winners from LA -
You no doubt have heard The Moth on NPR. Contemporary, hip and totally engaging, The Moth has garnered praise for its biting stories. The Ojai Storytelling Festival is pleased to present 3 winners of The Moth GrandSLAM in Los Angeles, along with comedian, Cary Odes in a performance of personal stories for an adult audience. Join Bill Ratner, Christine Blackburn, Michael McCarty, and comedian Cary Odes for this very special evening.

Christine Blackburn | Bill Ratner
Michael McCarty | Cary Odes

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Friday, September 8

9:00 – 9:45am
Ojai Art Center
Family EventPre-School Stories (Ages 4-5) with Motoko and Bill Harley

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9:15 – 10:15am
Libbey Bowl
Family EventStudent Outreach for Grades K-3 with Bill Harley, Motoko, and
Antonio Rocha.

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11:00am–12:00pm
Libbey Bowl
Family EventStudent Outreach for Grades 4-8 with Niall de Búrca, Samite, and
Kim Weitkamp.

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3:00 – 4:15pm
Ojai Art Center
Bodies Unbound with Cynthia Waring
In one-woman play, Bodies Unbound, Cynthia Waring relates the story of her life and growth as a masseuse and artist, her journey of self-discovery and healing from childhood trauma and abuse.
In the process, she invites the audience to see how ordinary life is the perfect process for transformation and actualization.
www.cynthiawaring.com

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6:30 – 7:15pm
Libbey Bowl
Concert in the Bowl with Alan Thornhill -
BYO Picnic (if you would like a table please bring a portable one.)
FREE with tickets to Laughing Night
(below).
7:30–10:00pm
Libbey Bowl
Laughing Night Stories to tickle the funny bone,
with all the Tellers.

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Saturday, September 9

9:00 – 10:30am
Ojai Art Center
Telling Personal Stories Workshop with Bill Harley

 We all have interesting things happen to us — experiences that would make good stories. But telling a personal story in performance requires more work than just telling what happened. Some thought about theme, plot, setting and character are important to make a personal story mean something to others. In this workshop, Bill will offer some prompts to help you find material for your own stories, and give some insights about how to structure them so they work as performance pieces. He’ll give examples form his work and give you a chance to work on a story of your own.

Not included in Festival Pass or 6-Pack.

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9:00 – 10:30am
Ojai Art Center
Memory Mapping & StoryBox Workshop
with Kim Weitkamp

Learn how to craft and build your stories using her Memory Mapping and StoryBox techniques which are applicable to hobbyists or veteran tellers and writers.

Not included in Festival Pass or 6-Pack.

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11:00am–12:30pm
Ojai Art Center
Motoko and Antonio Rocha -
“From Japan to Brazil”

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12:45 – 1:30pm
Ojai Art Center
Story Swap: FREE!
1:30 – 3:00pm
Ojai Art Center
Bill Harley and Samite -
"Music and Stories"

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3:30pm – 5:00pm
Ojai Art Center
Kim Weitkamp and Niall de Búrca -
"High Energy Tales"

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11:00am – 5:00pm
3 Show Saturday Special
(all at the Ojai Art Center):
11am: Motoko and Antonio Rocha -
with “From Japan to Brazil”
-PLUS-
1:30pm: Bill Harley and Samite -
with "Music and Stories"
-PLUS-
3:30pm: Kim Weitkamp and Niall de Búrca -
with "High Energy Tales"

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5:15pm – 6:00pm
Ojai Art Center
Story Swap: FREE!
6:00 – 6:45pm 
Libbey Bowl
Musical Concert with Samite
BYO picnic (if you would like a table please bring a portable one)
FREE with tickets to Under the Oaks
(below).
7:00 – 9:30pm
Libbey Bowl
Under the Oaks, Beneath the Stars
with all the Tellers

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10:00 – 11:30pm
Ojai Art Center
Naughty Tales Under the Stars on the Patio
Get a babysitter and invite a little wildness into your life… This year's performers include Motoko,
Niall de Búrca
, and Kim Weitkamp.

Includes wine, hors d'oeuvers, coffee, and dessert. Must be 21 or older.

Seating for this event is reserved and can be chosen when purchasing online with Vendini ticketing - early purchase will ensure the best seats. NOTE: if you would like to be seated with another couple, tickets must be reserved together.

Not included in the Festival Pass or 6-Pack

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Sunday, September 10

9:00–10:00am
Ojai Art Center Gallery
Connecting with Your Audience Workshop
with Niall de Búrca

Niall will share some of his unique ways of connecting and bringing members of the audience into the story. The workshop will be fun and definitely participatory.

Not included in Festival Pass or 6-Pack.

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9:00–10:00am
Ojai Art Center Raymond Room
Family EventJapanese Culture Workshop for Kids with Motoko

A 45-60 minute session includes stories, songs, art activities and discussion. It helps children gain an accurate picture of contemporary Japan while providing them with a sense of history.

Not included in Festival Pass or 6-Pack.

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9:00–10:30pm
Ojai Art Center Patio
Beyond the Voice Workshop with Antonio Rocha

This workshop focus on individual creativity with the use of body language  and mime techniques along to make the invisible visible, therefore creating atmosphere, character and seamless transitions. Studies prove that body language accounts to more than 70% of how we communicate, what we say has very little to do with it.  Antonio is a dedicated teacher and his  over 20 year experience as a mime, actor and storyteller will guide you with care through these discoveries.  This is a participatory session, filled with fun and movement. Learn how to explore these tools in a fun and safe environment and your stories will never be the same.

Not included in Festival Pass or 6-Pack.

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11:00am–1:00pm
Ojai Art Center
Farewell Performances and Continental Breakfast
with all the Tellers

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The Ojai Storytelling Festival is presented by Performances to Grow On,
a non-profit organization. Support our programs with a tax-deductible donation.

In these tough times, donations in any amount make a difference. Don’t have a lot to give? No problem. All it takes is $1 to make a difference in a child's life. Have a little more to give? You can also make contributions on behalf of friends and family…