450 W Ohio St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Sponsored by the Bill and Gini Percifield Fund
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 for high school and college students with valid ID
Purchase at StorytellingArts.org or call 317-232-1882
Award-winning storyteller Barbara McBride-Smith breathes life — albeit a wizened Texan version — into the old Greek myths. With her incurable Texas drawl, she spins the Greek myths as you’ve never heard them before, rendering them 99% more fun while retaining 100% of their original insights into the crooked ways of the human heart — and the no-less crooked ways of the ancient Greek gods.
Barbara mcBride-Smith grew up in Waco, Texas, was educated in Boston, Massachusetts, discovered the ways of the world on the New Jersey shore, and settled down in Oklahoma for three decades. Over those years she served more than 25,000 students as a school librarian and was named the Oklahoma School Librarian of the Year in 2007. Simultaneously she held the position of adjunct instructor at Phillips Theological Seminary, mentoring pastors in the art of storytelling for ministry. In the fall of 2014, Barbara made her way home to Texas becoming once again a bona fide Texan living on Galveston Island. To learn more visit Barbara’s website.
Bob Sander will share a story before Barbara McBride Smith takes the stage. Bo first discovered storytelling through a friend. Together along with Nancy Barton (now his wife of 26 years), they attended their first storytelling event in 1986, the Corn Island Storytelling Festival. This event inspired them to create Stories, Inc. now known as Storytelling Arts of Indiana. At the same time, Bob began pursuing a career as a professional storyteller. Since those early days, he has told at the Illinois Storytelling Festival, the Corn Island Storytelling Festival and at the Exchange Place during the National Storytelling Festival. Visit BobSander.com to learn more.