Hero Tales! myths and legends

A special StoryFaces show featuring myths and legends — the original character building programs — to help us to become the hero in our own lives:

My favorite stories to tell to children are traditional hero tales, especially those that feature young or small protagonists, like Li Chi Slays the Dragon, the 2,000 year old tale from China about a brave maiden that saves her village, or Punia and the King

of the Sharks, a Hawaiian tale about a boy who battles a shark. The reason Punia is so brave is because he is small — which is a wonderful encouragement to give to kids, that even the small can be heroes, as in Aesop’s Fable The Lion and the Mouse. The origin tale of The Monkey King could be the plot of a modern superhero movie, with a misfit character that gains great powers and has to learn responsibility. In The Amazing Face, my original story, we see an audience member’s inner hero come to life on their own face. Adventure tales about heroes were the original character building programs and motivational speeches, passed down through generations to inspire listeners to reach for the stars and become the hero in their own lives.

from “Monkey King, Yo!”

Hero Tales! includes some of my favorite hero and adventure stories, presenting these traditional tales in the context of our comic book superhero movie culture. A wide variety of tales are available to suit the age range of your audience, including samurai adventure tales for older students.

 

Workshops — two related workshop programs are available: My Amazing StoryFace writing workshop and Creating Your Personal Superhero mask design workshop. See StoryFaces — Mask Arts Programs for descriptions and teacher’s guides.

 StoryFaces shows are a surprising combination of storytelling and visual arts that fully engages the entire audience.  

See the video: What Is A StoryFace?

Always new stories. Always exciting. As much fun for adults as for kids.

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