From North Dakota, Doug uses masks, puppets, mime, drama, comedy, and music to tell stories from many cultures. He has toured with Sunshine Too and with the touring theatre of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York.
Myriame El Yamani
Tour à tour journaliste, critique de cinéma, chercheure, conférencière, animatrice, conteuse et écrivaine, Myriame a inscrit la parole au centre de sa vie, a fondé en 2002 un festival international de conte en Acadie (NICA) et en 2006 la Maison internationale du conte.
On May 6, Sidney received the Dr. Philip Weiss Award for Storytelling for Peace and Human Rights. Sidney has spoken in hundreds of schools about his experience of the Holocaust as a boy, and has written his memoir Sevek and the Holocaust: The Boy Who Refused to Die.
Hobey designs and constructs all of his Golden Rod Puppets and the sets that surround them. After studying animals' characteristic movements, he designs mechanisms so hat the puppets move in a life-like manner.
From BC, Roberta is a traditional Haida storyteller and drummer and Dene Culture teacher. She teaches the Dogrib language to primary school students. She tells stories for children and adults at festivals, schools, universities, conferences, workshops, and on TV and radio.
Native du Manitoba et enseignante de formation, Natalie est une artiste multidisciplinaire : marionnettiste, comédienne et animatrice. Ce qui l'inspire et lui donne de l'espoir, ce sont les mots d'enfants, la trace du vent et la rencontre des coeurs.
Fille du nord de la France, conte depuis dix-sept ans, des contes traditionnels revisités et, il faut le dire, parfois totalement rehabillés! Anne goûte le bonheur de faire surgir, du récit ancien, l'indémodable humanité des gens et de leurs sentiments.
A storyteller, educator, and actor, Lisa has told stories at festivals and schools throughout Manitoba. Currently, she teaches 8th grade at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate and she teaches drama at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People and Prairie Theatre Exchange.
Noma Sibanda is a singer-songwriter who tells stories with music. She is influenced by her Zimbabwean roots, Colorado upbringing, political and social action, and human stories. Along with Darryl Reilly and Keith McLean, she founded the band The Guerillas of Soul.
Using her love of her language, American Sign Language, Christine takes us by the hand to sit with us down in her world. Teachers, parents, interpreters, and both Deaf and hearing children and adults will be drawn by her stories and her experience.
A troubador with a didgeridoo, Paul seeks to build bridges of cultural understanding. He is mentored by Yidumduma Bill Harney, custodian of the Wardaman culture in Australia's Northern Territory, and is honored with the Wardaman name "Jalala."