Ward Rubrecht

Minneapolis, MN (651) 592-2887 • wrubrecht@gmail.com http://www.wrubrecht.com Ward is a storyteller, journalist, arts organizer, full-time bike commuter, and amateur sailor. He started performing as a slam storyteller in 2010. He is the 2011, 2012, and 2013 SlamMN! Story Slam champion (happily sharing that title in 2013, due to a tie, with the incomparable Nancy Donoval). Read More …

Richard Rousseau

Saint Paul, MN (651) 649-1757 • Richard@tales-from-another-stage.com • www.talesfromanotherstage.org Richard Rousseau has been an active participant in the midwest region’s performance community for the past 50 years. He has worked as an actor, director, playwright and as a storyteller. Richard’s interest in storytelling was prompted by a desire to try engaging his audience without the Read More …

Katie Knutson

Crystal, MN (763) 535-7509 • stories2teach@gmail.com • www.ripplingstories.com “Enchanting and magical,” Katie Knutson is a Professional Storyteller and Teaching Artist. Regularly performing for both adults and children, Katie works as a Storyteller, Actor, Writer, Director and Educator. She writes an on-going column in Storytelling Magazine and is a guest lecturer at local colleges. Knutson is Read More …

Nothando Zulu

Minneapolis (612) 529-5864 • nzulu@blackstorytellers.com Storyteller available for: children, adults, seniors and special programs. Currently doing residency work with children for the Givens Foundation for African-American Literature. Also on the COMPAS artist roster for storytelling performances. Nothando Zulu is a Master storyteller who has been sharing stories with audiences since 1976. She shares stories that Read More …

Strauss Kevin

Kevin Strauss Rochester, MN 507-993-3411 • kevin@naturestory.com • www.naturestory.com Naturalist and storyteller Kevin Strauss weaves folktales and animal stories from around the world. His stories help people connect with the natural world and with each other.

Terry Visger

LaCrescent, MN 507-894-4715 • talesbyterry@aol.com • www.talesbyterry.com A natural storyteller, Terry told stories to students in her classroom for years.  She now weaves stories for all ages.  With her high energy performances,Terry engages her listeners and takes them on a journey of the imagination. Terry performs story concerts for all ages. She also conducts workshops Read More …

Mercedes Tuma-Hansen

Minneapolis, MN (612) 756-3114 • tumah010@gmail.com As an educator specializing in American Indian history and the environment, Mercedes Tuma-Hansen presents programs at schools, parks, museums, and as a public speaker. While Mercedes is not Native herself, she values sharing these historic stories. Getting her start as a tour guide at the Minnesota Historical Society, she Read More …

Loren Niemi

Minneapolis, MN 651-271-6349 • niemistory@gmail.com Loren Niemi is an innovative storyteller, published poet who has been telling to audiences of all ages in urban and rual settings for more than three decades. He is the author of the award winning “The New Book of Plots” and co-author with Elizabeth Ellis of the critically acclaimed, “Inviting Read More …