Storytelling...everything is possible!

Enriching Educational Entertainment
&
A Wellness Experience

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 Greetings! Welcome! Jambo! Hi! Hola! Bon Jour! Salaam! Ciao! Konnichi wa! 


It is my pleasure, as a multi-disciplinary artist and advocate of educational entertainment, to share a variety of theatrical, interactive, highly creative storytelling programs and work/play shops for everyone, everywhere.

 

As owner & artist of Oni Lasana Productions, I offer theaters, museums, schools, universities, libraries, historical organizations, senior centers, family reunions, festivals, social, corporate and community events - unique & unforgettable experiences in Language Arts, History, Music and a specialized Wellness experience.  


As a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, my latest offering  "LOL 4 REAL!" - is thee most fun filled wellness program suitable for all ages. 


Together, we will plan to enrich, enliven and uplift your next event. Be it a specialized storytelling appearance, children's program, theater or poetry workshop. 

OLP programs will guide all audiences in thoughtful reflection, laughter, love & joy through the power of storytelling and the spoken word. 


Clik on "more" to the top right of the navigation bar (at the left on your phone)  to find a fabulous experience or see "program offerings" below on this page, any way you choose, you will find a program to suit your creative vision. I personally guarantee you will be totally delighted with any Oni Lasana Production.


Fill out contact form at end of any page to e-mail. FaceTime, Messenger, Voicemail, WhatsApp or IMO @ 1.484.885.0153

Thank you for visiting my website & enjoy the adventure!

Warmly,  Oni

~ Program Offerings ~

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THE STORYTELLER

FEATURED TELLER @ The National Association of Black Storytellers Festival & Conference 2008 


1 ST PLACE @ The New Jersey Storytelling Network Festival's Story Slam 2016 

what's the story?
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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!

LOL4Real! here
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DOIN' DUNBAR AS 'LIAS' MOTHER

A Family Theater Program set during the 1900's in America. Featuring the southern dialect  spoken words of Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Who is 'Lias' Mother?

"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 tells what life was before and after the Emancipation Proclamation. 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, PA will be featuring Always Free, A Juneteenth Celebration on June 15, 2019

always free info
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NANA AESOP or NANA ANANSI

Aesop fables with a twist! or Tales of Anansi the spider from Ghana, West Africa. 

Either one, both are educational & very, very fun! clik here!
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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

Mother Goose "cousin" is on the loose!

 

"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 conservation of our beautiful planet earth.  


More on mama earth
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HARRIET TUBMAN, Her Story

A first person narrative from Harriet Tubman's childhood to adult life. Oni brings to life, the most fearless woman in American History.


Living her story
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WORK & PLAY SHOPS

Brother Dunbar Poetry & Performance workshop is published in this book. 

A  one day or 8 weeks artist-in-residence program for elementary to university students.

Bro. Dunbar & more workshops

"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" - along 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"....find out more about it, because as we know....

Knowledge is power!
Sister Wings, Spoken Wordsongs, Bass & Beats

SISTER WINGS CD & PERFORMANCE POET

Spoken Word Songs Bass & Beats

Original poetry with Oni on Bass guitar. 

Spoken word like you never heard!

Soar on Sista Wings!
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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 .


How we met!

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


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INTERVIEWS

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.

Listen here
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APPLAUSE & KUDOS

 ~ Reviews & Recommendations ~

From so many places too numerous to list. The most memorable are at this page to check out....

what they say
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ABOUT ONI LASANA

Sketch by Miles of Coatesville, PA

*!* Life by divine inspiration *!*

Oni's life is one amazing adventure in arts and culture. Find out half the story here, because its so much more to tell.

Oni's story

~ MEMBERSHIPS ~


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)


AAIHS

African American Intellectual History Society. 


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Storytelling ~  Theater ~ Language Arts ~ Music ~ History ~ Wellness

Philadelphia ~ Coatesville, Pennsylvania ~ Tobago

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