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Speak Story Series Presents Motoko

7:30 Reynolds Hall, $12
from Massachusetts
The recipient of the National Storytelling Network's 2017 Circle of Excellence Award, Motoko has performed professionally across the U.S. since 1993. She trained with master mime Tony Montanaro (1927-2002) and renowned Appalachian storyteller Elizabeth Ellis. Motoko's repertoire includes Asian folktales, Rakugo and Zen tales, mime vignettes, as well as personal stories from her childhood in Osaka and her life as an immigrant in the U.S. A dedicated teaching artist, Motoko is the author of A Year in Japan: Folktales, Songs and Art for the Classroom. For more info, check

Tuesday's program is RAKUGO: Comical Tales from Japan
Award-winning storyteller Motoko regales with hilarious tales from the 17th century Japan. An evening filled with humor, charm, and elegance will bring a fresh pleasure to American audiences.

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