|Posted by Jcorriere on March 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM||comments (2)|
Tonight is the night of the monthy radio show I write. This month, in honor of National Women's History Month, we've got the stories of the strong women of Jonesborough. When we perform at the International Storytelling Center at 7PM, audiences can expect to hear stories about a local woman who travelled into the deep jungles of the Amazon, with her guide being the same companion of noted anthropologist, Napoleon Chignon. Janet Browning met and traded with the Yanamamo people, a stone age tribe that has not yet invented the wheel, whose numbering system is 1,2, and more than 2, and who still drink from teh bones of their dead. We will also hear from a local woman who once shared the stage with Isadore Demskey, who would later change his name to Kirk Douglas. We've got stories from teachers at the old segregated school, who taught 4 grades in one classroom, and a community matriarch, whose husband was voted into office as the first black alderman of Jonesborough on the same night that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Their son would later grow up to become the first black mayor of this town. If it sounds like I'm excited by tonight's show, I am! And many of the storytellers are coming to the performance tonight, including three of hte four ladies I just mentioned! Don't worry, if you miss the live production, you will be able to hear it online soon. THe show is taped and edited for later broadcast on NPR. I'll let you know the air date!
|Posted by Jcorriere on March 17, 2014 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
I'e been wroking with my students in the "story to performance" class with the MBM program for the arts here. I started them off with some story fun,then story exercises, writing exercises, and then taught them how to make story boards from their stories. We then put those stories into short animated formats. The students are loving it. I'm loving it, too. So I am adding just one more link for your consideration-- one of my animated shorts, this one entitled, "Pies".
I am also currently working on the script for next week's radio show. It's all stories about strong women of Jonesborough and Appapalchia. We perform 1 week from tonight at the INternational Storytelling Center. 7PM. If you are in the local area and interested. Or you can tune into the show on next Wednesday at 8PM on 89.5 fm or listen online at www.wets.org/streaming on HD channel 1.
|Posted by Jcorriere on March 14, 2014 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
I just created a 2 minute animated short, based on a story I gathered from Anita Countermine. Born in 1917, at 97 years old, she will tell you she is no "little old lady". You never know what surprises a person's life holds until you ask them to tell you a story about themselves! This piece is titled, "I Shared the Stage with Isadore Demsky". Which she did. Isadore is the person she knew in Junior High and High School. He would later change his name to Kirk Douglas! Check out the video at this link! Enjoy!
|Posted by Jcorriere on March 12, 2014 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
Hello! I've finally gone and made myself a brand new website, filled with photos and information about all storytelling and playwrighting work I'm up to. I also hope to transfer my ongoing novel-in-progress, with nearly daily submissions, from the facebook site to this one. It should be easier to read on thsi blog. The other exciting thing to keep in mind is that the monthly radio show that I write, A NIGHT WITH THE YARN EXCHANGE, Jonesborough, Tennessee's original storytelling radio hour, can be heard the last Wednesday of every month at 8PM Eastern on www.wets.org/streaming on HD channel 1. It's an hour long program filled with stories from the Appalachian region, and a differnt fabulous musical guest each month. Check back often, as I'll be posting videos, photes, updates and excerpts from the radio shows here! Thanks for stopping by!