The Demon Cat by Sean Buvala

April 17, 2009 by  
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“This isn’t kiddie stuff” ~ seantells.com

Ok, so even though our humble endeavor is brand new, this is theater of the mind and as such I’m not keen on staging and props. Having the piano accompaniment, sign language interpreter and some plants on the stage though is very cool. I love that it welcomes hearing impaired. That’s very cool.

Who knows sign language that would be willing to help us out?
Who can play the piano well enough to improvise background?

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One Response to “The Demon Cat by Sean Buvala”

  1. Sean on April 17th, 2009 11:08 pm

    Ah, glad you picked up this piece. There’s no props involved save the one chair. There is also no staging to this piece. I am a storyteller, not an actor.

    Piano is an interesting choice that the “Talk Story” festival uses. Some tellers try it, some don’t use it. For this story, I let the player (who used to be in Willy Nelson’s band) give it a shot.

    One warning I would give you about using Piano is: practice, practice, practice. It is a rare gift for a musician to be able to be able to get it right. It’s also hard for a teller to know how to respond to the music. Although it may be improv-esque, you still have to be very prepared.

    The ASL interpreters at this Hawaii festival have incredible skills in storytelling skills. They added so much to the event. Not all interpreters have such skill.

    If you’d like, you can also see my version of Rapunzel from the same show. The link to that is:

    http://professionalstoryteller.ning.com/video/1984817:Video:4941

    Thanks for this posting!