Storytelling....everything is possible!
Greetings! Welcome! Hi! Jambo! Hola! Bon Jour! Salaam! Guten Tag! NiHao! Ciao! Konnichi wa!
It is my pleasure, as a multi-disciplinary artist and advocate of educational entertainment, to share a variety of interactive storytelling programs and workshops for everyone, everywhere.
Oni Lasana Productions, offers innovative & unforgettable experiences for theaters, museums, schools, universities, libraries, historical organizations, senior centers, family reunions, festivals, social, corporate and community events.
Storytelling allows us to share cultures and opens doors to understanding differences.
OLP programs are developed to allow thoughtful reflection, laughter, love & joy through the power of storytelling with historical and modern, imaginary and factual tales.
Check out all programs, video's, poetry, photo's here and hopefully they will assist you in your creative vision.
Together, we can plan to enrich, enliven and uplift your next event, classroom or assembly. Be it a specialized storytelling experience, children's program, LOL4Real! Session, Theater or Storytelling Workshop.
I personally guarantee you & your community will be delighted with any Oni Lasana Production you choose.
Thank you for visiting my web site & enjoy the adventure!
1 ST PLACE @ The New Jersey Storytelling Network Festival's Story Slam 2016 - Grounds For Sculpture, New Jersey
FEATURED TELLER @ The National Association of Black Storytellers Festival & Conference 2008
A interactive, musical Family Theater play set during the 1800's in America.
Featured at People's Light & Theater Co., Malvern, Pa., Universities, Middle Schools, Conferences, Festivals and more.
Elias' mother is like no other!
"The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious.
The desire to reach hearts is wise" Maya Angelou
Elias' mother, Mary Ella Grandberry is on a book tour. She tells stories about her life before and after the Emancipation Proclamation.
Authentic enslaved African narratives are featured with the spoken word of Paul Laurence Dunbar and the music of Sweet Honey In The Rock.
Historic Kennett Square, featured Always Free, A Juneteenth Celebration on June 15, 2019
Aesop fables with a twist! or Tales of Anansi the spider from Ghana, West Africa.
Nana Aesop with the brilliant girls of Agnes Irwin School, Rosemont, Pennsylvania
"Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving." Madeleine L'Engle
Since 1995 Oni has presented for American Heritage Student Tours and several schools.
Oni delivers in a first person narrative, authentic memories of Harriet Tubman's childhood to adult life. In an engaging and powerful spirit, Oni brings to life the most fearless woman in American History.
Brother Dunbar Poetry & Performance workshop is published in this book and meets the National Standards NCTE: 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.11.12
A one day in classroom or 8 weeks artist-in-residence program for elementary to university students.
"With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy."
Iconic Author, Prolific Poet & Professor Nikki Giovanni invited Oni to rap Paul Dunbar's "We Wear The Mask" in this book.
Also hear Oni with Nikki's rendition of Gwendolyn Brooks "We Real Cool" and an excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech in this award winning audio book "Hip Hop Speaks To Children".
See the video & find out more about it, because as we all know....
"In the end folks, we ain't nothing but a song....a story" Joe Lambert
~ AFFILIATIONS ~
Association of African American Life and History
(founded by Carter G. Woodson, creator of Black History Month)
African American Intellectual History Society.