Rhythm and a mercurial voice are trademarks of Teresa Whitaker’s lively and joyous performances. Using guitar, Celtic harp, percussion and improvisation she engages audiences with their own inherent creativity. Blending beauty and humor she performs both original and traditional stories and songs from many different cultures. Recordings: In Gaia’s Lap and Earth and Sky Lullaby. Residencies and workshops include: Storytelling and Creative Writing; Learning to Tell Stories; Bringing Stories to Life; Story/songs from Oral Histories), Heroine’s Journey.
While in residency at St. Mary’s, Teresa will be working on methodologies for collaborative and group story telling. Her residency will also provide her some much needed time and the opportunity think about the direction she wants to move with her own work as a storyteller. She will meet several times with a small group students who are interested in using and creating myth as a means of telling stories about their own lives. Teresa Whitaker will give a presentation of some of her own new work on Thursday, April 29, 2004.