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2017 Special Events & Workshops

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.


Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26

Bill Harley
A Benefit Concert for the Ojai Storytelling Festival
with Bill Harley

Saturday, March 25, 6:30pm Reception, 9:00pm Concert
Jewish Community of Ojai, 530 El Roblar, Meiners Oaks

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*GRAMMY Award-Winning Artist* Bill Harley -
In Concert for Families

Sunday, March 26, 4:00pm Concert
Jewish Community of Ojai, 530 El Roblar, Meiners Oaks

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Thursday, September 7

Flaming microphone
Raw Tales with Winners of The Moth in Los Angeles
Thursday, September 7, 7:30 – 9:00pm, Ojai Art Center

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

Cynthia Waring

Bodies Unbound with Cynthia Waring
Friday, September 8, 3:00 – 4:15pm, Ojai Art Center

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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Saturday, September 9

Bill Harley

WORKSHOP:Telling Personal Stories with Bill Harley
Saturday, September 9, 9:00 — 10:30am, Ojai Art Center

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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Kim WeitkampWORKSHOP:
Memory Mapping & StoryBox with Kim Weitkamp
Saturday, September 9, 9:00 – 10:30am, Ojai Art Center

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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Woman with eyes wide open and hand up to her mouth

Naughty Tales Under the Stars on the Patio
Saturday, Setpember 9, 10:00 – 11:30pm, Ojai Art Center

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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Niall de Búrca

WORKSHOP:
Connecting with Your Audience — Niall de Búrca
Sunday, September 10, 9:00 – 10:30am, Ojai Art Center Gallery

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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Motoko

Family EventWORKSHOP for Kids: Japanese Culture
with Motoko

Sunday, September 10, 9:00 – 10:00am
Ojai Art Center Raymond Room


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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Antonio Rocha

WORKSHOP: Beyond the Voice with Antonio Rocha
Sunday, September 10, 9:00-10:30am, Ojai Art Center Patio

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.

Tickets available soon


continental breakfast food

Farewell Performances and Continental Breakfast
with all the Tellers

Sunday, September 10, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Ojai Art Center

Tickets available soon