The Storyteller's performances have been enjoyed by audiences of all ages at hundreds of schools, libraries, museums and community events.
Her career highlights include:
Sibikwa Theatre in Benoni, South Africa
Ananse SoundSplash Storytelling Conference and Festival, Jamaica, West Indies
Pete Seeger’s Clearwater Festival on the Hudson River, New York, NY
Lawrence Arts Center and
the Lied Center of Kansas, Performing arts center of the
University of Kansas for the National African American Quilt Convention, Lawrence Kansas
Featured Teller for the The National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. 34th Annual “In The Tradition …”
Black Storytelling Festival and Conference, Philadelphia, PA.,
Adopt-a-Teller Program, New Orleans LA and Hampton VA
America's 400th Anniversary, Children’s Pavilion, and Godspeed Landing Party Festival at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA
National Storytelling Network’s 2010 Conference “Many Stories, One World”
All Regions Concert representing the Mid-Atlantic region, Anaheim, CA,
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture Concert: (DIS)PLACED Music & Tales of Home, Trinity Center for Urban Life, Philadelphia, PA
Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Assembled Events
The storyteller is also a historical performer and has portrayed Sojourner Truth and Phillis Wheatley and Black Alice of Dunks Ferry at venues such as The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park.
Ask me about Story Tours of Historic Philadelphia, available by appointment.
Storytelling Workshops may be adapted for emphasis on cultural, reading or historical literacy, character development and/or oral performance for Youth, Educators, Inter-generational groups.
Ask me about custom programs.
(DIS)PLACED: Philadelphia | Expressions of Identity in Transition is an initiative of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture exploring the theme of displacement across Philadelphia’s diverse communities. http://www.albustanseeds.org/displaced/ . The world premiere in Philadelphia featured: Kinan Abou-afach - cello, Issam Rafea - oud, Hafez Kotain - percussion, Shannon Lee - violin, Veronica Jurkiewicz - viola; Ken Ulansey - clarinet, and Matt Engle - bass, with Denise Valentine - narrator
Philadelphia-based Syrian composer KINAN ABOU-AFACH took inspiration for his composition from the stories of the 12 individuals and their families profied in (DIS)PLACED: Philadelphia | Expressions of Identity in Transition is an initiative of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture.
Interactive Storytelling Performances and Workshops may be adapted for emphasis on cultural, reading or historical literacy, character development and/or oral performance for Youth, Educators and Inter-generational groups. Live musician optional. Download Standard Fee list below. Fees are negotiable depending upon length and depth of program. Discounts may be available for multiple bookings and under-served organizations.
One Hour including Q & A
Storytelling for Community Engagement
Storytelling for Recovery and Empowerment (Young Adults/Adults)
Storytelling for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing
One Hour Assembly + 1 (30 min.) Classroom or Small Group Q & A
(75 - 300 audience members)
(Power Point or Musician optional)
Up to one-hour, including Q & A. Portraying Phillis Wheatley or Black Alice of Dunks Ferry (Colonial era), Sojourner Truth (Civil War era) period costumed performance.
For schools, historic sites
(minimum 5-day, 3hrs-day)
Includes preview performance, artist/teacher meeting, study guide, classroom visits, crafts, and culminating artist/student performance or project)
60, 90 Minute to 1/2 day Workshops Include Resource Guide/Curriculum Guidelines / Follow-up Activities / Video or Slide Presentation.
Mount Pleasant Mansion - Fairmount Park Historic House
The Philly History Truck W.I.C. Work/Shop
A walkthrough of the Reconstruction Gallery of the Philadelphia Assembled Exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with Denise Valentine, filmed in December, 2017 by Matin Lucas.