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A Patchwork of Stories for GrownUps

Patchwork Storytelling Guild

Sunday, September 11 at 3pm

2022 Fringe Festival

65 min

Pay What You Can

The RotundaMap

Wheelchair Accessible

Patchwork Storytelling Guild presents A Patchwork of Stories for Grown Ups on Sunday, September 11 @ 3 PM EST at the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. This live event is open to the public. Patchwork offers Pay-What-You-Can ticket options for greater accessibility for all. Running Time: 65 minutes.

Patchwork returns with a whole new bag of stories to celebrate the folkloric art, craft, and practice of the oral tradition of storytelling. Featured in this amazing lineup are, in alphabetical order, Michele Belluomini, Ingrid Bohn, Barbara Cohen-Kligerman, and Denise McCormack.

According to McCormack, president of Patchwork and host of the event,

“A Patchwork of Stories for Grown Ups means to offer a unique balance of folktales that complement one another for an hour of entertainment bliss. Each story has been carefully selected and crafted by the tellers, and we’re exited to share them. This is truly the stuff of fringe tradition, a grand experiment in offering the experience of meaningful performance art.”

This program is sure to delight story lovers everywhere. Spread the word! Light refreshments will be served.

Donations are appreciated and will be awarded to the tellers as an honorarium for their work.



Health & Safety

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly.




Denise McCormack loves to spin yarns and is deeply committed to sharing the history, benefits, and practices of storytelling in a broad spectrum of applications for education and community to business, health, and well-being.

Among her many roles, McCormack is president of the Patchwork Storytelling Guild, coordinator and creative director of the Lehigh Valley Family Storytelling Series, and an active member of various other local and national organizations wherein storytelling and the arts play an integral role.

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Michele Belluomini has been telling stories to children and adults for the last 15 years; she has performed in schools, libraries, and museums, as well as at universities in the Philadelphia area.

Michele presented solo performances on the “Fringe” stage at the 2006 National Storytelling Conference in Pittsburgh and at the 2012 National Storytelling Conference in Cincinnati, as well as performed in a host of Patchwork events, Tellebration festivals, the New Jersey Storytelling festival, and the Lehigh Valley’s Story Fusion.

Barbara Cohen-Kligerman studied storytelling with Brooklyn-based author and scholar Yitzhak Buxbaum. She has told stories in several locations in New York and the Delaware Valley, including the internally televised Story Time at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Ingrid is an Interactive Theater and Storytelling artist who’s been active in theater productions for over 30 years. She shares traditional folk and fairy tales from all over the world and brings her multifaceted characters to life, with something for everyone.

Ingrid appears throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She encourages role playing and audience participation and is a proud member of the Patchwork and Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guilds.

About the Organization

Patchwork promotes storytelling as a vibrant, contemporary art form, as well as a folk tradition, a way of celebrating life, and a tool for personal and social transformation.

Patchwork: A Storytelling Guild incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit organization in 1984 in response to the decline of storytelling in the oral tradition and provides opportunities for training, performance, and education, along with encouragement and an open forum for storytellers and audiences to connect.

To meet its mission, Patchwork hosts monthly story swaps where everyone is welcome and encouraged to tell, listen, or both, as well as coaching, and other events wherein the craft of story is explored and practiced.

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