Storytelling....everything is possible!

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Cultural Enrichment
Workshops
&
Performances

 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!

Warmly,  Oni

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THE STORYTELLER

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 



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LOL 4 REAL! a Wellness Experience

Laughter Yoga...laugh your way to wellness. 

No floor work or mat needed. 

Great ice-breaker for the young & young at heart!

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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

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ALWAYS FREE! A Juneteenth Celebration

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

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NANA AESOP or NANA ANANSI

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

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DOWN ON THE FARM WITH GRANNY GOOSE

Stories, music & highly interactive fun down on the farm! Pre-school to 3rd grades

 "Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving."  Madeleine L'Engle

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MAMA EARTH

Stories to grow on! 

Songs, animal & human tales on the 

conservation of our beautiful planet earth.  


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HARRIET TUBMAN, Her Story

 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.


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DUNBAR WORKSHOP

Brother Dunbar Poetry & Performance workshop is published in this book and meets the National Standards NCTE: 1.2.3.4.5.6.8.9.11.12  

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." 

Max Ehrmann  


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VIDEOS ~ POETRY ~ STORIES

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....

Sister Wings, Spoken Wordsongs, Bass & Beats

SISTER WINGS CD & PERFORMANCE POET

Original spoken word songs, bass & beats

 with Oni on Bass guitar.

 

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GIRL FRIENDS

Meet & Greet - Sing-a-longs & one of a kind photo opportunities with Oni's "Girl Friend" Nyota Kungaa  aka "Star Shine" often appears with Granny Goose .


"In the end folks, we ain't nothing but a song....a story" Joe Lambert


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INNER-VIEWS

With 

  • Sam Payne of The Little Apple Seed Radio Show
  • Healthy Haiku Radio with Dr. Imani Maat 
  • Sounds of Jazz & Poetry with Clay "Big Trigger" Corley, Jr.

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APPLAUSE & KUDOS

 ~ Reviews & Recommendations ~

From so many places, the most memorable, 

check here...

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Who is ONI LASANA?

Sketch by Miles of Coatesville, PA

*!* Life by divine inspiration *!*

Oni's life is one amazing adventure in arts and culture. Check out Her Story.

~ AFFILIATIONS ~


Art-Reach Encore Artist


Keepers Of The Culture, Inc.


Patchwork, a Storytelling Guild


Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild


National Association of Black Storytellers  


ASALH

 Association of African American Life and History 

(founded by Carter G. Woodson, creator of Black History Month)


AAIHS

African American Intellectual History Society. 


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