Storytellers Spin Halloween Tales for All Ages

Storytellers Spin Halloween Tales for All Ages

Storytellers from Central Square StorySpace tell spooky, chilling and not-too-scary folktales. Aired on OCT 29th CCTV

Storytellers from Central Square's StorySpace and the area's regional storytelling organization,, tell spooky, chilling and not-too-scary folktales. Aired on OCT 29th CCTV Cambridge Storytellers Tell Chilling Tales For many years Central Sq. has been home to a cadre of storytellers running the oldest storytelling open mic in Greater Boston, New England, the East Coast, perhaps the US? And a group of them came together to perform in mid-October to record at the CCTV studios thanks to an invite from Frank Morris and organization by Norah Dooley.

Cambridge StorySpace Storytellers Perform Every Tuesday Every Tuesday night is StorySpace from 6:45PM to 9:00PM Join their lively on-going community for a weekly celebration of stories. Signup for open telling starts at 6:45 PM. Open telling starts at 7:00 PM sharp followed by the featured performance. There is a $5 requested donation. The Out of the Blue Too Gallery is in Central Square, Cambridge, MA at the corner of Massachusetts Ave and Norfolk Street. You can get there via the MBTA Subway Red Line (Central Square Stop); and Bus Lines: CT1, 1, 47, 64, 68, 70, 70A, 83, 91. There is municipal parking on Norfolk Street and restaurants wherever you look. Check Out our website: our FaceBook page: Send us email at info@StorySpace.Org.

The storytellers and their stories are listed below. Find out more about each teller and storytelling in Greater Boston by clicking on their names:

Ralph Chadis - "Mary and the Dead Man" In this classic Irish ghost tale, courage and holy water save Mary and a young man from an unholy end. Ralph Chadis is "Not Your Typical Bard", and has been telling to adults since 1985. He has performed at Three Apples, Club Passim, New England Folk Festival, Story Space, Puppet Showplace and National Storytelling Network Conference Fringe.
Brendyn Schneider - "Other Stories" Through a series of 3 interconnected vignettes, this is an original tale about about how the house Brendyn grew up in was haunted. Or was it? Professional storyspinner and published writer, Brendyn Schneider has been a featured storyteller at the Coolidge Corner Theater, Club OBERON and other action-packed venues across New England. Making frequent appearances with Massmouth and the Moth, Brendyn takes his audiences on story-trips of wit. Access his site for lots more!
Doria Hughes - "The Big Hairy Toe" In Doria's original version of an Irish tale, a hungry old woman finds she is not the only creature in the woods with an appetite. Cambridge storyteller Doria Hughes is known for her dynamic performance style, and for the trickster tales and spooky stories she tells. Doria both performs and teaches Storytelling throughout the greater Boston area. She leads Story Hour on Wednesday mornings at Porter Square
Andrea Kamens - "Rabbi Judah's Golem" Rabbi Judah's Golem was the Jewish Frankenstein's monster, an invincible, animate giant of clay who protected the Jews in the ghetto against pogroms. But once unleashed, you were at his mercy, and, like all monsters, he had no mercy. Partial to traditional folk, fairy, and Jewish tales trembling with truth, Andrea Kamens is a storyteller, writer, community volunteer, mom (x5), massmouth slam winner, and local beach connoisseur.
Big Joe, storyteller - "The Laughing Skull" This American folk classic tells of a rich man’s house that is haunted by a ghostly skull that comes down his chimney every night. A young man tries to solve the problem.Hailed as “One of the best in the business” by the Boston Globe, Big Joe the Storyteller has tales for all ages and occasions. With original and classic stories along with puppets, props, and surprises, Big Joe gives a performance that will delight, amaze and thrill.
Norah Dooley -This telling of a "A Big Strong Man" is based on Donna Washington's fabulous picture book a "Big Spooky House". Norah Dooley, educator, author and storyteller performs in schools, libraries and teacher conferences and specializes in teaching people of all ages how important their stories are. In 2013 Norah was as an Exchange Place featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough , TN, the Newport Folk Festival and several Cambridge Revels. Norah is on the roster of Young Audiences at For the past 15 summers she has told stories to 1000s of children through In summer of 2015 she was a featured historical storyteller for SaveThe through a MassHumanities grant.
Sumner McClain ­ "The Woodcutter" this is an adaption of a classic tale in which a woodcutter fights to save two birds, despite the peril he faces confronting a witch and a snake.Sumner McClain tells stories from the Afro-American tradition, as well as those taken from literature. His stories celebrate the human spirit. 'Daddy King' is his original story of Martin Luther King as seen through the eyes of his father.
Bruce Marcus -­"Where is My Head?" In this Bruce Marcus original, told in the first person, a young boy has an All Hallows Eve sidewalk encounter with a mysterious figure, who wonders aloud the title of the story. The answer seems obvious, but not to the mysterious figure. Frequently and emphatically called “MY SON!” by late storytelling legend and prominent Cantabridgian Brother Blue, Storyteller Bruce Marcus spins tales which often reflect his uncanny knack for being in a weird place at the right time. Bruce helps run and often hosts weekly Central Square storytelling series The Story Space.
Teddi DiCanio - The Best of Friends. A boy, living next to a cemetery, sees the ghosts of a man and his grandson killed one night by a car speeding in the cemetery. The boy, David Perry, and his mother follow the ghosts to find out who killed them. LANES member Teddi DiCanio never planned to become a storyteller. Someone else said, 'Go, tell!' That's a story for another day. A storyteller and voice teacher with eclectic tastes, she has conducted workshops on incorporating Music in Storytelling. She is also a member of The Authors Guild.

StorySpace Storytellers Perform Halloween Tales for All Ages