OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University seeks storytellers from throughout the region for its annual Storytelling Festival planned for November.
In-person auditions will be held on June 4 from 3-5:45 p.m. and on June 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Weber County Library main branch, 2464 Jefferson Ave. (600 East) Ogden. Those auditioning are asked to keep the material to five minutes or less. They should also bring a photo, biography and a resume of their story-telling experience. Stories must be suitable for children. Because audiences at the festival are large, small props are ineffective and discouraged.
Those unable to attend the live audition may submit audition tapes that meet the following guidelines: videotapes only, five minutes in length maximum. Stories must be memorized and performed, with subject matter suitable for school children.
Videotapes should be sent to Paul D. Pitts, Teacher Education Dept., Weber State University, 1304 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408-1304.
WSU will host the ninth-annual Storytelling Festival at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center and Peery's Egyptian Theater in Ogden, Nov. 8-10.