Live Storytelling: The Original Virtual Reality

Live Storytelling: The Original Virtual Reality

Smithsonian Libraries Art of the Book Lecture Series, Part II
Live Storytelling: The Original Virtual Reality
by Jon Spelman, performer and writer

Thursday, April 27, 2017
6:00pm
Rasmuson Theater
National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street and Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC

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Jon will tell several short stories of different kinds; expect to hear a modern folk tale, a tall tale, a personal story, and a poem. Throughout the stories, Jon will interactively explore with the audience how live storytelling “works” as an immersive, participatory experience in which the listeners are active co-creators.

Jon Spelman has been called “World-class!” and “ The Dean of American Storytelling”. For more than thirty years, he has created and collected stories and told them all over the Mid-Atlantic, throughout the US, and in nine different countries. He was awarded three EMMYs for his NBC4 TV series THREE STORIES TALL, and has been the recipient of a number of grants and commissions to create new work from a variety of organizations and theatres, including The Smithsonian’s Discovery Theatre.

This is the second of two lectures generously sponsored by David Bruce Smith.