Edie Baran – Featured Storyteller for May 31st.

May 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Storytellers

We’re thrilled to have Edie with us for the 31st.  She’s been very helpful in helping Stateline Storytelling get off the ground. So come on out. You’re in for a treat!

Edie Baran has an extensive background in theatre as an instructor, actor, storyteller, director, and producer. She holds a degree in Theatre and Education from UW-Madison and has taught creative dramatics, acting, movement, scriptwriting, and storytelling to people of all ages and abilities in the Rock County and Madison area since 1990. Originally from Chicago, she moved to Janesville, where she founded SpotLight On Kids (SOK) in 1990. She was SOK’s Artistic and Education Director until Nov. 2006. Edie has directed and produced over 50 plays and musicals with casts ranging in age from 7 – 60+

She is on VSA Arts of Wisconsin roster of artists. Through VSA Arts, Edie has used the art of storytelling to reach seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and adults with developmental disablities, as well as Head Start children.

While director of SOK, Edie created and directed the Rotary Gardens Halloween Walk from 1992 – 2005. The Halloween Walk was a unique storytelling event with adults and young people as the storytellers.

Edie uses stories as the basis for most of her creative work, with people of all ages. She was recently the Project Director for Working: Celebrate the American Worker, a multi-faceted storytelling and musical event based on stories by Studs Terkel and stories of local workers, for the Rock County Historical Society.

You may reach her through email: ediebaran@gmail.com or by calling 608-931-5705.