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    I love telling stories to people young & old. There's nothing more satisfying than to see folks in an audience who have entered into a story & become part of it. 
    About 17 years ago I took a storytelling class in Kansas City. I learned a folktale & tried it out on my 1st grade class. To my delight I found that by putting the book down & telling a story an immediate positive bond was formed between my students & myself. I was hooked. On weekends & during the summer I started getting offers to do paid performances at some area libraries & then began to tell to adult audiences.
     Since then I have developed an extensive repetoire of original stories, my own versions of folktales & stories based on literature. In the spring of 2000 I left teaching to become a full time performer & have been on the road visiting many states in the U.S. Recently I did a storytelling tour in Ireland!
    When telling to the very young I use lots of music & audience participation. For older kids & adults I have some great funny pieces, ghost stories & inspirational stories. I also write music & bring my banjo along for a song or two. 

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ontact Information: rcutrer2@cox.net  785-271-1982  or   785-640-8845

Links:

KANSAS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: www.kansasstorytelling.com

KEARNEY AREA STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: http://kearneystorytellingfestival.org

Kansas City's River & Prairie Storytellers: http://riverandprairiestoryweavers.weebly.com/

National Storytelling Network: http://www.storynet.org

                            
                                               -CALENDAR-

Friday January 22nd - All day residency at Rochester Elementary School in Topeka, Kansas

Friday, January 22nd - Public performance of Kansas stories at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library 7:00 pm

Wednesday, January 27th - Express Yourself: Storytelling and Spoken Word event at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library 7:00 pm


Wednesday, February 24th - Storytelling performance at Jay Shideler Elementary School in Topeka, Kansas

Wednesday, February 24th - Express Yourself: Storytelling and Spoken Word event at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library 7:00 pm

Friday, March 11th - Free State Story Slam at The Lawrence Fine Arts Center in Lawrence, Kansas 7:30 pm

Wed - Friday March 16th-18th - Featured performer at the Heartland Storytelling Festival in Beatrice, Nebraska

Thursday March 17th - St. Patrick's Day program at The Kensington Apartments in Beatrice Nebraska 6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 23rd - Express Yourself: Storytelling and Spoken word event at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library 7:00 pm

Friday April 1st - Perform for 2nd grade classes at Auburn Elementary School in Auburn, Kansas 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Monday, April 4th - Perform for Kindergarten classes at Farley Elementary School in Topeka, Kansas 9:15 am  and   1:00 pm

Tuesday, April 5th -  Perform for 2nd grade class at Farley Elementary School 2:45 pm

Thursday April 7th -  Perform for Kindergarten classes a Farley Elementary School 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Friday April 8th - Free State Story Slam at The Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, Kansas 7:30 pm

Tuesday, April 12 - Perform for 1st grade class at Farley Elementary School 10:35 am

Wednesday, April 13th - Perform for Kindergarten class at Farley Elementary School 1:00 pm

Wednesday, April 20th - Friday April 22nd - Featured performer at Frontier Days Festival in Choctaw, Oklahoma.

Wednesday, April 27th - Express Yourself: Storytelling and Spoken Word at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 3rd - Recording session with students from Jay Shideler Elementary in Topeka. Performance to take place at the Exceptions Recording Studio in Topeka

Tuesday, May 10th - Performance at the Lexington Park Retirement Apartments in Topeka at 2:00  pm

Thursday, May 12th - Performance for William's Magnet School Family Night in Topeka

Wednesday, May 25th - Express Yourself: Storytelling and Spoken Word at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library 7:00 pm

Wednesday, June 1st - Summer Reading Performance at the Centralia Community Library in Centralia, KS 10:00 am

Friday, June 10th - Featured performer at the Ghost Story Concert at the Spirit of Oklahoma Storytelling Festival 9:00 pm. Also telling at the Thursday night Story Slam and the Saturday Tall Tale Contest.
     *Post note: I won 2nd place at the Story Slam event and 3rd place at the Tall Tale contest!

Wednesday, June 22nd - Summer School performance Park Hill School district at Hawthorne Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri.

Saturday, July 16th - Featured performer at the MoTell Liars Contest in Columbia, Missouri.

Thursday, July 21st - Saturday, July 23rd National Storytelling Conference in Kansas City

Saturday, July 23rd - Featured teller at the Mosquito Radio Hour. (Part of the Kansas City Fringe Festival.)

Tuesday, July 19th -  Two Irish programs for the All Souls Unitarian Church in Kansas City, Missouri

Friday, July 29th - Community Storytelling Program For the city of Clay Center, Kansas

Thursday, August 18th - all school assembly for Centre USD 297 in Lost Springs, Kansas

Tuesday, October 11th - One woman Ghost Stories Concert for Independence, Kansas Public Library

Dec - All day residency at Pauline Central Elementary School in Topeka, KS

April 20-22nd. Featured performer at Choctaw Frontier Days in Choctaw, Oklahoma

April 26th - Featured teller at the Franklin County Literature Festival in Ottawa, Kansas
















 




    

 

    

 

    

 

    

 

    

 

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     RECOMMENDATIONS

"Thank you so much for sharing your stories all week in the Kearney Nebraska area...you made our festival! Your style, humor, creativity all intertwined into beautiful stories and enriched all who listened."
     -Colleen Jacobson
           Board Chair
    Kearney Storytelling
            Festival
    Kearney, Nebraska



"The students & staff at Lincoln Elementary truly enjoyed your great stories & songs. Your use of group participation kept the atention of the students & added to their fun. We'd love to have you back again."
     -Lee Ann Hunter, Principal
          Lincoln Elem. School
              Parsons, Kansas



"Rosie's style is dynamic, most engaging & quite polished. In some sessions she entertained nearly 500 students & captivated her audience throughout. I highly recommend her."
      -Joel Rhodes Producer
              Cape Girardeau
          Storytelling Festival



"Excellent storyteller! Kept both children and adults interested."
 
         -Sinead O'Gorman
                    Director
     County Wexford Libraies
            Wexford, Ireland



"Mrs. Cutrer, thank you for the wonderful stories. You are fantastic."
          -
Nicole Staudinger
                   Principal
      Dessert Willow School
            Tucson, Arizona