Storytellers Series: Gail Nyoka
By Gail Nyoka
Please Note: Gail’s 3rd pre-recorded storytelling video, “The Oba Asks for a Mountain”, is posted below.
November 25, December 2 & 9, 2020
Recommended for Ages 9-12 (Gr. 3-6)
The Origin of Humankind
Premiering in October, this brand new Storytellers Series spotlights oral storytelling traditions across cultures. Storyteller and playwright Gail Nyoka brings her stories to the virtual stage Nov. 25, Dec. 2 and 9. In 2018, Gail travelled to Ghana where she recorded tales of the Ewe people, Voices of the Ancestors: Stories and Lore from Ghana’s Volta. The video series will be made available to schools with options pre- and post-show workshops.
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Storyteller and playwright Gail Nyoka believes that both adults and children need the wonder and delight that stories can bring, and that stories shape our lives. As a storyteller, Gail has performed in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., most recently at the Borderlight Festival in Cleveland. In 2018, Gail travelled to the Volta Region of Ghana where she recorded stories of the Ewe people. These are published in an e-book, Voices of the Ancestors: Stories and Lore from Ghana’s Volta Region, https://books2read.com/VoicesoftheAncestors.
Program & Study Guide
- School and Groups