Valerie Tutson is a storyteller. She graduated from Brown University with a Masters Degree in Theatre Arts and a degree in a self-designed major-Storytelling As A Communication Art. Valerie has been telling stories in schools, churches, libraries, festivals and conferences since 1991. She draws her stories from around the world with an emphasis on African traditions. Her repertoire includes stories and songs she learned in her travels to South Africa, her experiences in West Africa, stories from African American history. In addition,
She is gaining quite a reputation for her exciting retelling of her age-old Bible stories. She not only delights listeners with her tale-telling, she also teaches workshops and classes to students of all ages, and hosts CULTURAL TAPESTRY, an award-winning show for COX 3 celebrating the diverse cultures around us.
The Vagina Monologues, The Jane Pickens Theatre 2002
The National Association of Black Storytellers Board of Directors 2000-Present
Rhode Island Black Storytellers Founder, Member, Board of Directors 1998-Present
FUNDA FESTIVAL: A Celebration of Black Storytelling, Founder, Director 1999-Present
Jonnycake Storytelling Festival Committee 1990 - Present
First Night Board of Directors 2000 - Present
Rhode Island Feminist Chorus Member 1990- Present
DARE Appointed Board Member 1996 - Present
Rhode Island Alliance for Arts Education Board Member 1992-1997
Rites and Reason Theatre Productions 1985-1996
Valerie has the capacity to touch hearts, minds and spirits of all ages. Through songs, stories, movement and details of her adventures she takes her audiences on a vivid journey of also being there. " Storytelling is at the root of all my work, that's why when people ask me what it is I do, I tell them, -Stories 'n stuff."
If you would like to bring traveled stories or a dynamic workshop from around the globe to your establishment, retreat, conference, festival or special event.
Contact: Valerie Tutson, Stories 'n Stuff
155 Lexington Avenue Providence, RI 02907
Fax: (401) 273-0468