Everyone has a Story to tell… care to share?
Beginning at 7 pm on March 11th and continuing every 2nd Wednesday the Oxford Community Arts Center is offering “Oxford Tale Spinners: True Stories Told Live”. Modeled after the NPR radio show, “The Moth” and organizations such as Storyclub Cleveland and several groups in Cincinnati who present events and teach the craft (links below), we invite you to be a part of our stories!
The essence of Storytelling is life experiences. Stories can be funny or real tearjerkers… or both. The key is that they “are true as affirmed by the speaker”. As a means of passing down “oral” traditions, storytelling is part of our histories… every culture on Earth shares through the spoken word. As an “art form”, there are Storytelling groups and conferences throughout the country and around the world.
Whether you want to be a “Teller” or just part of the audience, we invite you to share the stories… No reservations are required, but if you are bringing a large group, please let us know!
Questions can be directed to our Moderator, Ross Wason at 216-965-4547 or Wasonadphi@gmail.com.
Ross H. Wason Sr. moved to Oxford in August 2019 to start his 6th or 7th career as the live-in House Director for his college fraternity, Alpha Delta Phi. Previously Ross worked as an IT Infrastructure Project Manager and as a Career Counselor; in that regard, he has been a popular presenter on resumes and career development at Job Seeker groups and colleges. Since arriving here, he has worked as a Substitute Teacher and has joined the Oxford Arts Writers Group to work on his Journal about his latest career.
Ross has been active in Community Theater for over 35 years, primarily in Aurora Ohio where he appeared as Arthur in “Camelot”, Don Quixote in “Man of La Mancha” and Henry Higgins in “My Fair Lady”. He has also performed in “The Robin Hood Caper” in Brecksville and “Vintage Hitchcock: A Radio Play” in Broadview Heights. Ross also has experience as a Director and Acting Coach, has performed stand-up comedy at the Improv and reads Quiz Bowl for High School Tournaments. He first got involved with Storytelling through listening to the Moth and telling his own tales at Storyclub Cleveland.