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About: Rob McCabe

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I have been entertaining audiences with my unique brand of storytelling theatre where I weave a magical web around my audience and hold them captive until the end of my programs. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and a Masters of Science in Library and Information Science, and have worked as a folklore archivist at the Wayne State University Folklore Archive in Detroit, Michigan, and as a youth and young adult librarian. I am a member of the National Storytelling Network, the Detroit Story League, the Parent-Tellers, (a group of storytellers who perform stories in school settings), the North Oakland County Storytellers, the Healing Stories Special Interest Group of the National Storytelling Network, and the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild. I have also been an avid reader since childhood. My mother used to tell me something which has stuck with me to this very day. She used to say, "Remember, you are never alone when you have a book for a friend." From my earliest recollections, I was always exposed to books and stories. My father would read the myths and legends of Ancient Greece and Rome along with the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe to me for hours. I always loved the sound of the spoken word and made up my mind at a very early age that I was going to pursue theatre as a career. It was just a small step for me from theatre to storytelling. I have also traveled throughout the State of Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio, offering storytelling and writing workshops as well as performances. I always tell my students and listeners that the primary step that all storytellers take is to read voraciously. Through reading and research, the storyteller finds the primary source material from which they work. By utilizing storytelling, students will further develop their listening skills, reading comprehension, cognitive reasoning, build imagination, help them develop confidence in themselves, and develop a multicultural awareness of the world around them. Some of the ways that storytelling can further enhance the educative process is through writing assignments, reading, and using storytelling and theatre games to stimulate and further develop their imagination. I have traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States and as a result, have brought many multicultural aspects to my workshops and performances. I always love to use another language when doing my storytelling. My mother comes from Colombia and I sometimes use Hispanic phrases to add a new dimension to my storytelling. I have also performed in two Fringe Festival settings; one at the Northlands Storytelling Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, the other at the Lehigh Storytelling Festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I am also a published writer on www.story-lovers.com and the Thursday Night Write chapbook published through Affirmations, a local community center for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendred.community of Metropolitan Detroit. I have performed throughout the Metropolitan Detroit area and other areas of the country. Some of my program titles include: "Long Ago and Far Away: Stories from Around the World"; "The Horror of It All: A Program of Terrifying Tales"; "It’s All Greek to Me: Greek and Roman Legends and Mythology" and others. I also offer workshops and parties for children and adults. For more information, please call 727-366-8909. Further Information Available At: http://www.robmccabe.com Contact Information: Rob McCabe 2112 Roselawn Dr. Holiday, FL 34691 Country: USA Phone: 727-366-8909 rob_mccabe@robmccabe.com

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