Storytelling is our universal human language. Jen Strauss uses her thirty years of Storytelling experience to design Storytelling performances that entertain, educate and meet client’s needs for a variety of venues.
If you are a Conference Planner and you wish to provide participants with a unique and enjoyable experience, Jen will design a Storytelling performance with your conference theme in mind.
From Iowa to Ireland, Jen performs at national Art, Storytelling, Music, and Environmental Festivals, sharing carefully selected stories from her repertoire to enrich the festival- goer’s experience. Festival performances include the Wheatland Music Festival, Jackson Storyfest, Michigan Storytelling Festival, Bliss Music Festival, and the Ann Arbor Storytelling Festival.
Silver Tales for Senior Citizens
The true keepers of the stories, senior citizens make up one of Jen’s favorite Storytelling audiences. What starts off as a Storytelling performance usually culminates with audience members sharing their own tales. Offering live and virtual programs, Jen creates performances for special themes, holidays and events.
Residential School & Summer Camps
Jen grew up attending Summer Camp and worked in Residential School Camps as an Environmental Educator early in her career. She is still “going to camp” as a professional storyteller and resident artists, offering programs that align with each camp’s mission. Whether it’s tales around the campfire, drama, improv or facilitating storytelling workshops, Jen is at home in the camp environment where Storytelling is a natural programming addition.
Holiday, Seasonal and Special Events
If you are a business or an organization that is planning a special event, a Storytelling performance can be the unique programming touch that ensures success and brings everyone together.
Harvest, Halloween or Winter Holiday events, Mother’s Day Teas, Fourth of July barbeques, awards dinners, and fundraisers can all be enriched by story. Jen will design a unique Storytelling performances for your event.