Professional Tellers

The list below of member storytellers who work professionally, has been made available as a service to the public. While we encourage our tellers to charge the professional rates as established for the performing arts generally, we do not set a standard fee: this is negotiated between the teller and the hirer. Although these tellers have been active members of Storytelling Australia (SA) for at least 6 months, we cannot be responsible for their specific performances and the accuracy of information they have provided.

Milan OneShoe Gnezda

Milan Gnezda, known as OneShoe when performing, has been a registered teacher in South Australia since 2009, and has been a professional storyteller since 2012. Read More...

Since that time he has travelled to many schools, libraries, vacation care centres and fairs throughout the state, putting on storytelling performances for children of all ages! As the travelling dragon storyteller, OneShoe wanders the land, connecting children with the great stories and folktales of the past – stories of great heroes, of terrible ordeals and powerful magic! Stories that inspire greatness, stories that unite and stories that bring the magic back into the world!

 

Phone:  0412 213 042

Email:  info@oneshoewonder.com.au

 

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Milan  OneShoe Gnezda

Milan OneShoe Gnezda

Milan Gnezda, known as OneShoe when performing, has been a registered teacher in South Australia since 2009, and has been a professional storyteller since 2012. Read More...

Sue Harris

Storyteller, playwright, author, puppeteer and guest speaker; Sue has been a professional storyteller and puppeteer since 1978 and has performed both locally and internationally for pre-schoolers to adult. Read More...

Her career has included puppetry and storytelling for television, DVDs, live theatre, street theatre, festivals, schools, prisons, public venues, and folk with special needs.  Sue has toured with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as presenter of their Kids Koncerts and Primary Proms and performed in association with Inscape Productions and the State Opera of South Australia for four seasons.  Sue has been featured on three national television programs and has performed live over 5,500 shows.

Past president and public liaison for the Storytelling Guild of Australia SA, her storytelling workshops to all ages have included educators, students, Gifted and Talented Association, and National Speakers. Sue is an accredited private service provider for professional development for the Department of Education and Child Development.

Contact Website www.sueharris.com.au

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Sue Harris

Sue Harris

Storyteller, playwright, author, puppeteer and guest speaker; Sue has been a professional storyteller and puppeteer since 1978 and has performed both locally and internationally for pre-schoolers to adult. Read More...

Ruth Carson

Ruth Carson has been sharing stories with children and adults for over 20 years in schools, at fairs and festivals, nursing homes and pubs. Read More...

Ruth believes in the power of  stories to touch our souls and to nouish the imagination.  She enjoys the challenge of tailoring her story sessions and workshops to suit the needs and interests of particular groups be they children or adults.  Her repertoire of stories is ever expanding and includes folk tales, wisdom and peace stories, fairytales, whale and dolphin stories,  inspirational stories and stories that are just fun.

She is a long term active member of The Storytelling Guild of Austalia (SA) now Storytelling Australia (South Australia).

Phone:  +61 08 8340 8521

Email: storyruth@y7mail.com

 

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Ruth Carson

Ruth Carson

Ruth Carson has been sharing stories with children and adults for over 20 years in schools, at fairs and festivals, nursing homes and pubs. Read More...

Jill Wherry

Irish born poet Jill Wherry migrated to Australia in the 1960’s. Now retired from teaching and with grown children, she has time to present her original humorous verse which is based on her quirky outlook on everyday life. Read More...

Jill won the South Australian Performance Bush Poetry Championship in 2005 and the humorous section 2006 and 2007.

She has been interviewed and invited to recite her poetry on several radio stations including Coast FM and ABC with Peter Goers.

Her first book of original poems ‘Definitely Not Shakespeare’ was self published in 2008 and has sold over 1000coopies.  She has since produced 2 CD’s which include many of her prize winning poems.

She has presented her narrative poems to sports’ clubs, Probus clubs, Retirement villages, at charity functions and to other groups of people who would enjoy her wicked sense of humour.

Her poems include such themes as pets, sports, dating and growing old disgracefully.

She also entertains at birthday and Christmas celebrations.

Phone: 08 8266 0378
Email: wherryj@senet.com.au

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Jill Wherry

Jill Wherry

Irish born poet Jill Wherry migrated to Australia in the 1960’s. Now retired from teaching and with grown children, she has time to present her original humorous verse which is based on her quirky outlook on everyday life. Read More...

Tony Wight

Tony’s stories have an authentic Aussie flavour. He has worked as a travelling entertainer on The Ghan, The India Pacific and The Overland trains. Most of his performances are for mature audiences including Senior Citizens Groups, Probus Clubs, Legacy Ladies Clubs etc. He is an accomplished performer and artist. Read More...

Tony commenced his storytelling carrier in 2003 when he joined the McLaren Vale Folk Club.  His stories have an authentic Aussie flavour drawing on his experiences as a Stock and Station Agent earlier in his life.  He draws his inspiration from traditional poets such as Henry Lawson, J C Dennis and Banjo Paterson as well as from contemporary works by modern writers.  His stories cover the full gamut of emotions -   excitement, pathos and humour and are delivered with powerful energy. Tony was engaged on several occasions to present to overseas visitors touring with Odyssey Travel, he has also worked as a travelling entertainer on The Ghan, The India Pacific and The Overland trains.  Most of his performances are for mature audiences including Senior Citizens Groups, Probus Clubs, Legacy Ladies Clubs etc.  He has been involved in The Fringe in 2012, 2013 & 2014 performing  to full houses.  He is an accomplished performer and artist.

Phone Number: 08 8298 6914
Email Address: tonywight [at] adam.com.au

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Tony Wight

Tony Wight

Tony’s stories have an authentic Aussie flavour. He has worked as a travelling entertainer on The Ghan, The India Pacific and The Overland trains. Most of his performances are for mature audiences including Senior Citizens Groups, Probus Clubs, Legacy Ladies Clubs etc. He is an accomplished performer and artist. Read More...

Graham Ross

Graham Ross delights in telling stories to adults and families: particularly stories which emerge from Australian historical events heritage sites, and characters. Often, he touches lightly on contemporary social & environmental concerns. Informed by broad experience, he also enjoys crafting stories for special projects, coaching, and running workshops. Read More...

Graham’s main background is teaching, having taught at all school levels and at University level.  When he left fulltime post-graduate teacher education  (TESOL & Literacy ), he continued part time  in post-graduate counsellor & psychotherapist education. In these positions he used and fostered storytelling , educational drama,  multi-cultural and integral perspectives, and the action methods of learning.  Concurrently, he has performed solo as the satirical Professor Bruce Thinkbig at conferences, as a conductor-performer in a Playback Theatre troupe, and as a storyteller in many contexts (eg Medieval & Folk Festivals;  Art Gallery of SA; concerts; weddings)

Currently, Graham is researching several stories associated with the life of the botanist Ferdinand von Mueller. Other historical characters and events he has explored previously through storytelling include: Dr Blood (medical doctor Kapunda mines); the Star of Greece (shipwreck), Burke (of Burke & Wills); & Captain Collet Barker (explorer/cultural negotiator). More generally, historical storytelling preoccupies his storytelling imagination, workshops and creative juices.   His totem is the galah !

Phone: (08) 8357 2587
Email: gfross [at] merlin.net.au

 

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Graham Ross

Graham Ross

Graham Ross delights in telling stories to adults and families: particularly stories which emerge from Australian historical events heritage sites, and characters. Often, he touches lightly on contemporary social & environmental concerns. Informed by broad experience, he also enjoys crafting stories for special projects, coaching, and running workshops. Read More...

Helen Lawry

Helen Lawry is a storyteller, writer and teacher. She studied creative writing at Flinders University and Manchester Metropolitan University and Storytelling at Emerson College in the UK. Helen tells traditional stories, writes and performs her own work and writes on commission. Read More...

Her performances are laced with music and song. She is equally at home telling to adults and children. She is an experienced workshop facilitator and storytelling mentor. The benefits storytelling holds for children, and the use of storytelling as a means of capturing and transmitting history are of particular interest to her.

Storytelling has lead to work for The Australian Centre for Social Innovation, The Art Gallery of South Australia, and the Ballarat Writers’ Festival.

In 2011 Helen was a finalist in the prestigious Woodford Folk Festival Storytelling Prize, and a QLD Regional Arts Grant recipient. Her Every Suitcase Tells a Story Project was included in the 2014 Adelaide Film Festival Program.

Phone: 0425 641 970 / 08 8221 6918
Email: <a href="mailto:helensarahlawry@gmail.com">http://www.helenlawrystorytelling.com/</a>

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Helen Lawry

Helen Lawry

Helen Lawry is a storyteller, writer and teacher. She studied creative writing at Flinders University and Manchester Metropolitan University and Storytelling at Emerson College in the UK. Helen tells traditional stories, writes and performs her own work and writes on commission. Read More...

Jo-Anne Sarre

Jo-anne Sarre’s professional career as a storyteller and theatre-maker has spanned over 25 years, taking her throughout Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe, India and China. Read More...

During her journey she has explored the path of art to heal, to regenerate, to rejuvenate, to inspire and transform individuals and communities. The stories told connect people across cultures, foster a sense of self in community, bring nourishing archetypal pictures which tap into the wisdom of ions, and acknowledge the universal challenges and gifts of the human condition. She has performed and run workshops for all ages and abilities, shaping the focus to suit the participants. She is co-founder of Ink Pot Theatre and Ink Pot Arts Inc.

Phone: 0429 673 327 / 08 8388 0353
Email: quill@inkpot.com.au
Website: www.inkpot.com.au

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Jo-Anne Sarre

Jo-Anne Sarre

Jo-anne Sarre’s professional career as a storyteller and theatre-maker has spanned over 25 years, taking her throughout Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe, India and China. Read More...