The Sarah Hauser Festival of Stories
Every year, the Sarah Hauser Festival of Stories brings some exciting new stories to life. And over the years, the format has evolved with new changes. For instance, in June 2017, we’re offered a Friday evening of stories for grown-ups…tales not suitable to share around the office water cooler. Second, we moved our STORYTHON – our fun-filled evening of five-minute stories – from September to June. And once again, you saved on both nights with a Festival Pass.
Tellers for the 2018 Sarah Hauser Festival of Stories will be announced during the Winter. The Friday night performance will have a theme to which the chosen tellers will craft their tales. The Saturday performance will bring surprises to all as each Storython teller will bring their own tale to the microphone and all present will hear the program come into being right before their eyes and ears. Tickets will go on sale in the Spring and can be ordered right here.
As an example of what the Sarah Hauser Festival of Stories has been, here’s a look back to June 2017: On Friday, we were regaled by an evening of stories NSFW – Tales of Wit and Wildness Not Suitable For Work. Storytellers Ingrid Nixon, Steve Henegar, Patrick Gannon, Ken Iverson, Barbara Fankhauser, Anne Penfound and Julie Strozyk tested the limits of good taste, making light of everything from sex education classes to naked bike rides, family “begats”, and “The Curse”. On Saturday, it was STORYTHON 2017!, a fast paced night of wild storytelling spotlighting a dozen different tellers each with a five-minute story. From personal stories of first ballgames or lessons learned from our elders, to folk tales and myths like the special ring that tells the truth or anthropomorphic animals that bring ancient teachings to life, from historic tales of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to outright lies like the quirks that give us character, each story is polished and ready for prime time.