Elementary, middle school, high school, college/adult.
Personal experience, family stories, original fiction, traditional folk tales
Themed programs and workshops available
Sample audio files
About the Teller
Storyteller and monologist Steven Henegar celebrates the wonderful variety of stories that we use to share our lives. He calls up the everyday and the fantastic to discover feelings and experiences that connect us all: Truth & lies mined from a life in the Midwest and South.
Steven brings “fine details to life in his stories and his timing is excellent--especially his comic timing." Willis, Highpoint Theater, NC
The twenty-five year veteran performer and workshop leader blends the easy conversation of his family's storytelling with the focused energy and incisive images drawn from a decade in the theater as an actor, writer and director. Wry conversation wraps around a lively mix of personal experience, veracious tall tales, contemporary legends, and traditional American stories of adventure and magic.
"Henegar's tall tales tickled the funny bone and touched the imagination. At one point, mesmerized students, their mouths open wide in amazement, listened intently and then gleefully joined in as Henegar sang." Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald, VA
Steven works with adults, children and that interesting combination of the two, called families. He served as artist-in-residence at colleges through the prestigious North Carolina Visiting Artist Program, as well as working with the Washington State, North Carolina Mountain Arts and South Carolina arts-in-education programs.
“My K-12 teachers thoroughly enjoyed his Mid-western ‘down home’ style and his practical tips for incorporating storytelling into their curriculum.” Dr. Al M. Rocca, Former Director North State History/Social Science Project, CA
Steven has performed and led workshops across the country through arts councils, storytelling festivals, public schools, libraries, and professional organizations, including the Bay Area Storytelling Festival (CA), Timpanogas Storytelling Festival (UT), UC Berkeley Celebration of Children’s Literature, Tennessee Storytelling Festival, San Francisco Fringe Festival and National Storytelling Network National conference.
"Audience members...sat mesmerized." Cummins, Knoxville News-Sentinel