Speak Story Series featuring Motoko

Speak Story Series, part of the Appalachian Studies Program at Shepherd University, presents award-winning storyteller Motoko on April 10, 2018.  She will regale the audience with RAGUKO: hilarious tales from 17th century Japan.

Motoko, the recipient of the 2017 National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award, has performed professionally since 1993. She trained with master mime Tony Montanaro (1927-2002) and renowned Appalachian storyteller Elizabeth Ellis. Her repertoire includes Asian folktales, RAGUKO and Zen stories, mime vignettes and personal tales from her childhood in Osaka as an immigrant to the U.S. A dedicated teaching artist, Motoko is the author of A Year in Japan: Folktales, Songs and Art for the Classroom http://www.folktales.net

The concert is April 10th at 7:30 PM.
Reynolds Hall, 109 N. King St., Shepherdstown WV.

Admission is $12 at the door, express entry for Speak season ticket holders, free to full-time Shepherd University students with ID. Speak is for adult audiences. Mature youth allowed at guardian’s discretion.