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Cincinnati Storytelling Festival Returns April 29-30

CSF_logo2022CINCINNATI STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
Bringing nationally-acclaimed storytelling talent
to the Queen City AGAIN!

(CINCINNATI, OHIO)  Paul Strickland has been a Cincinnati Fringe festival favorite for years, and has traveled with his beloved Trailer Park Trilogy and other storytelling shows to fringe theatre festivals all over North America. He’s also a nationally acclaimed storyteller, and has taken his stories to festivals like the National Storytelling Festival, Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, Paris Storytelling Festival and many more. He was recently honored to be the Featured Teller at the Kentucky Storytelling Conference.  And, just like in the wildly successful inaugural Cincinnati Storytelling Festival of February 2020, Paul is helping bring some nationally-acclaimed storytelling talent home to Cincinnati in April 2022. 

This second annual festival was twice postponed due to COVID-related concerns, but now it is finally time for the Cincinnati Storytelling Festival to, once again, take flight. As a partnership with the Cincinnati Parks Department, this year’s festival will be held entirely outdoors with free admission to all four programs (donations are welcome via our website, or via cash, card or venmo at the festival) in the park outside the Westwood Town Hall.

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
CSF_Sheila ArnoldSheila Arnold is a Professional Storyteller, Character Interpreter and Teaching Artist. Through her company, History’s Alive!, Sheila has provided storytelling, character interpretation and professional development programs at schools, libraries, professional organizations, museums and churches in 41 states since 2003. Sheila has been a featured Storyteller all across the United States including at the National Storytelling Festival (Jonesborough, TN); Paris Storytelling Festival (Paris, KY); Connecticut Storytelling Festival; Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival and many more.  She also has been a Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN.  Sheila collaborates with storyteller, Darci Tucker, to produce the Tucker-Arnold Storytelling Concert and Retreat in Williamsburg, VA featuring nationally known Storytellers. She is a graduate of UNC-Charlotte with a B.A. in African-American & African History. http://mssheila.org/

CSF_Adam BoothAdam Booth‘s original stories blend traditional mountain folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. As a nationally touring artist his professional telling appearances include premiere storytelling events across the United States, including the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, the International Storytelling Center, the National Storytelling Festival, the Appalachian Studies Association Conference, the National Storytelling Conference, the National Academy of Medicine, and as a Spoken Word Resident at the Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada). He is a member of the Recording Academy and his recordings have received a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, two Parents’ Choice Silver Honors, and four Storytelling World Awards and Honors. He is a four-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest. Adam is the inaugural Storyteller-In-Residence at Shepherd University. http://www.adam-booth.com/ 

CSF_Paul Strickland Heashot2Paul Strickland has been a Cincinnati Favorite since moving here in October of 2014. Most of Paul’s stories were told to him by his Ain’t True and his Uncle False, who live in Big-Fib Cul-de-sac, a small trailer park just off the coast of Factual in the mythical American south. His hilarious and heart-felt tall tales have won “Best of Fest” over fifteen times at Fringe Festivals in the U.S. and Canada. Strickland has performed at theaters, festivals, comedy clubs, and more, including two prisons, where he was not an inmate at the time. Selections from his show Levels of Difficulty can be heard on XM Sirius radio.  www.AintTrue.com 

THE SCHEDULE (Subject to Change, please see www.cincystoryfest.com for up-to-date schedule)

CSF_Schedule 2022

DONATION AND INFORMATION
Please visit our website at cincystoryfest.com to find more information.

  • Venue: Westwood Town Hall 3017 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211
  • Full Schedule: Available on website 
  • Rating: Family-Friendly though not intended for children-only 
  • Tickets: Free to the community (all donations accepted)

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More information here: www.cincystoryfest.com 

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Paul & Erika’s HOUSE SHOW World Premiere at 2020 Cincinnati Fringe Festival

CFF20_Paul and Erika's House showFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CINCINNATI, OHIO (May 19, 2020) Coming to the Cincinnati Fringe Festival this May and June is Paul & Erika’s House Show, a brand new 35-minute virtual house show for adults full of strange stories, original music, digital puppetry and more.

A highly entertaining love letter to live audiences everywhere.

This entire show was conceived, developed, and produced between April 15th and May 15th, 2020, in Paul and Erika’s Covington, Kentucky, apartment.

Erika Kate MacDonald and Paul Strickland, 15-time “Best of Fest” winners at Fringe Festivals here in Cincinnati and across North America, have teamed up to make what they call a “house show too fun to stay in one house.”

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL HOUSE SHOW?
Paul keeps telling people “We don’t know how to make a movie!”  Erika finds herself calling this “a… video?”  The only thing they both agree on is, “It is definitely a show!”  When you buy a ticket you’ll be given a link and a password to watch the full show online any time during the Festival dates.

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Paul and Erika are local creators who actually moved to Cincinnati because of this city’s amazing creative opportunities – specifically, the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, where they have been creating hit new shows for the last seven years.

Paul and Erika’s Fringe shows have sold out every year that they have performed at the Cincy Fringe. Past shows: 90 Lies An Hour (2019), ExTrashVaganza! (2018), Balls of Yarns (2017), Ice Candle (2016), My Left Teeth (2016), Tales Too Tall for Trailers (2015), Papa Squat (2014), and Ain’t True & Uncle False (2013).

They tour their work professionally across the U.S. and Canada.

ABOUT THEATRE MOBILE
Theatre Mobile makes theatre. That moves around. Founded by Paul Strickland and Erika Kate MacDonald, Theatre Mobile aspires to scratch that itch for alternative, bare-bones, creativity-forward theatre in Cincinnati.

TICKETS AND INFORMATION
Tickets can be purchased online at cincyfringe.com or by calling the Know Theatre Box Office at (513) 300-5669.

Venue: Online, however you may get there.

Show dates and times (35 minutes): Your single ticket or all-access pass will allow you to watch this show any time from May 29th through June 13th.

Live Q & A with the Artists: Thursday, June 4th, 8pm

Tickets: $10 plus $1 ticketing fee | Multi-show pass available

Rating: Parental Guidance (13+)

Direct Ticket Link:
https://knowtheatre.vbotickets.com/event/Paul_and_Erikas_HOUSE_SHOW/43194

Festival dates May 29 – June 13, 2020.  For info about Cincy Fringe visit cincyfringe.com.

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Paul Strickland’s Trailer-Park Trilogy Encores on April 7-9

Trailer Park Trilogy logoPaul Strickland’s Trailer-Park Trilogy Encores
Know Theatre of Cincinnati
April 7-9
Performances at Falcon Theatre [Newport]

AIN’T TRUE AND UNCLE FALSE
Step Right Up! Hear how they make black-eyed peas by punching green peas! Hear about Siamese Twins that ain’t the same age! Trailer-park fairy tales for adults!

  • Thu, April 7 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 9 at 8pm

PAPA SQUAT’S STORE OF SORTS
An epic olde-timey love story! With songs! A romance between Rue Morazhit and Papa Squat, famous false-badour and possessor of the world’s greatest future-telling kneecap!

  • Thu, April 7 at 9:15pm
  • Fri, April 8 at 8pm

TALES TOO TALL FOR TRAILERS 
Impressing your trailer-park family is hard. Especially when they’re make-believe. A comedy. With songs! And shadow puppets! And clothespins! And Erika Kate MacDonald!

  • Fri, April 8 at 9:15pm
  • Sat, April 9 at 9:15pm

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Upcoming Slate of Fringe Encores Announced by Know Theatre of Cincinnati

CFF_logoIn this week’s newsletter, the Know Theatre of Cincinnati announced a slate or upcoming Fringe Encores.

Full details will be released soon, but you can plan on being able to catch the following productions one more time:

  • OCCUPATIONAL PLEASURES from Homegrown Theatre
  • CINDERBLOCK from Homegrown Theatre (technically part of SERIALS 2!: THUNDERDOME but as Chris Wesselman says, “whatevs.”)
  • dungeon from Hit the Lights, Dad! Theatre Company (2015 Audience Pick of the Fringe!)
  • HUNGRY MOTHER from Vodianoi
  • CODY CLARK: A DIFFERENT WAY OF THINKING from Cody Clark
  • CHEMISTRY from The Cake Shop Theatre Company (2015 Producer’s Pick of the Fringe!)
  • Paul’s Strickland’s Trailer Park Triology (AIN’T TRUE AND UNCLE FALSE, PAPA SQUAT’S STORE OF SORTS and TALES TOO TALE FOR TRAILERS)

Details have been announced for SHE’S CRAZY (AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH MYTHS), running Sunday through Tuesday and A LITTLE BUSINESS AT THE BIG TOP coming Sept. 3-5.

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Show Titles Announced for SERIALS 2: THE THUNDERDOME Episode 1

KTC_Series2Five will enter. Three will return for Episode 2 by audience vote.

Titles entering THE THUNDERDOME on Mon, Feb. 2:

  • PEGGY HART MINI MYSTERIES by Alison Rampa
  • CINDERBLOCK by Ben Dudley
  • ANDY’S HOUSE OF UNMAILED LOVE LETTERS by Trey Tatum & Paul Strickland
  • HIS SATANIC MAJESTIES REQUEST by Andy Simpson
  • HOW I LEARNED TO BLOG LIKE A CHAMP AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD by Nick Carmine

Show time is 7:30pm. For more information click here.

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