Storytelling

I am a storyteller.

Folklore, in particular, interests me because stories that have been told and re-told for centuries contain information and messages that reach all our hearts. Sharing stories cross-culturally reveals common themes that can make us realize our common humanity. Stories and information can be the adhesive for the world’s people.

I tell my adaptations of folktales at local festivals – below are videos from a few of my performances.

34th Annual Washington Folk Festival, Glen Echo Park, Md. – Storytelling Stage – June 1, 2014
“Morgan and the Pot of Brains” — a Welsh folktale

33rd Annual Washington Folk Festival, Glen Echo Park, Md. – Storytelling Stage – June 2, 2013
Full program title: “Tricksters! Can’t live with them! Can’t live without them! — Zoe Sagalow tells stories of endearingly dubious characters: generous, sly, and greedy. They’re everywhere — America, India, Denmark.”

32nd Annual Washington Folk Festival, Glen Echo Park, Md. – Storytelling Stage – June 3, 2012

Trickster Tales Story Swap, hosted by Bill Mayhew of Voices in the Glen – Beltsville Library – February 25, 2012

31st Annual Washington Folk Festival, Glen Echo Park, Md. – Storytelling Stage – June 5, 2011

All stories and videos — copyright by Zoe Sagalow