APPEARANCES 2019

Tobago Library Services

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January 16, 2019 Wednesday @ 3:30 Oni opened the after school Storytelling Time series at the Scarborough Branch.

A private gathering

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April 2018 Oni will be guiding  a Laughter Yoga session for a non-profit educational institution in Pennsylvania.


MAY - Fridays 11 am - Ongoing

Coatesville Senior Center

Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Doin' Dunbar as 'Lias' Mother

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May 9, 2019 @ Bala Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 

Bala Cynwd, PA

Musical theater with the 

spoken word drama & humor of Paul Laurence Dunbar.

History comes alive! 

Events

May 9, 2019 Thursday

Doin' Dunbar as 'Lias' Mother

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Bala Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

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May 9, 2019 Thursday

Doin' Dunbar as 'Lias' Mother

Oni brings American History to life with this theatrical journey in literature, history and music.

Featuring the southern dialect poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar. 

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Bala Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

May 15, 2019 Wednesday

Granny Goose & Friends

11 AM - 1 PM

Philadelphia, PA

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May 15, 2019 Wednesday

Granny Goose & Friends

Granny Goose & Girlfriend, Nyota Kungaa @ FAMILY DAY at Your Child's World Daycare Center.  Stories, Songs, and photo op with Nyota! A special treat for all!

11 AM - 1 PM

Philadelphia, PA

June 10, 2019 Monday

LOL 4 Real! with Oni

10 am - 11 am

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

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June 10, 2019 Monday

LOL 4 Real! with Oni

Laughter Yoga will be in full effect at a private school. Over 250 students will be guided into the joyful and relaxing practice of Laughter Yoga. 

10 am - 11 am

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

June 15, 2019 Saturday

Always Free! A Juneteenth Celebration

2 pm

Historic Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

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June 15, 2019 Saturday

Always Free! A Juneteenth Celebration

Historic Kennett Square will present Always Free, A Juneteenth Celebration

2 pm

Historic Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

June 19, 2019 Wednesday

Always Free, A Juneteenth Celebration

11 am

Wilmington, Delaware

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June 19, 2019 Wednesday

Always Free, A Juneteenth Celebration

Corporate event 

11 am

Wilmington, Delaware

July 13, 2019 Saturday

Nana Anansi

1:30 pm

Belmont Hill Library 120 Watersford Road, Bala Cywd, PA

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July 13, 2019 Saturday

Nana Anansi

Bring your listening ears, your singing voice and your imagination to join in the adventures of Anansi the Spider. The wise & foolish character from Ghana, West Africa to Belmont Hills Library!

1:30 pm

Belmont Hill Library 120 Watersford Road, Bala Cywd, PA

Clik the circle to listen to podcasts

Story Story Podcast

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A Podcast with Stories from the Best Storytellers In the World, hosted by Rachel Ann Harding is USA's premier world wide podcast for storytelling.   January 2019 featured Oni once again, in this special edition tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.


Talking Stories

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Originating from London, England, Tony Cranston also features news on festivals and stories from storytellers across the globe.

Listen to Oni Doin' Dunbar's Angelina poem  @ 45:32 in the poetry segment.  

Storytime with Shani

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Based in Malaysia, Story Time with Shani is a unique variety of story, songs and experiences from around the world. 

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Clik on graphic to listen in and please support by subscribing, leaving comments and listening to all of these amazing storytelling podcasts shows. 

! Past Appearances !

Philly's Arts In Education Expo

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AUGUST 22, 2018 

KIMMEL CENTER OF THE PERFORMING ARTS, Philadelphia

Wednesday - 3pm - 5pm

RSVP

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September 15, 2018

A featured teller!
Oni as Mama Earth  
Howell Living History Farm, Lambertville, New Jersey

New Jersey Storytelling Network website

Keepers Of The Culture Family Day

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Oni is the Creative Director & will be presenting a little LOL4REAL!  and two original songs about Aesop & Ananci in "AIN'T IT FUNNY" for KEEPERS OF THE CULTURE'S 22nd Annual Family Day

October 28, 2018 - 2pm

Family Day "Sundays On Stage"  Free Library of Philadelphia's, Parkway Central Branch @ 19th & Vine Street.

FREE! Bring the whole family!

No excuse to miss it!

Keepers Of The Culture website
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Coatesville Senior Center

September - November  2019

Fridays - 11:15 am - 12 PM

Pretty Imperfection Artwear

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October 12 - 16 - 22 -26th : Oni's original handmade precious stones jewelry line; "Pretty Imperfection Artwear" will be showcased for sales in the canteen area (Bldg 9) at the Veteran's Administration in Coatesville, PA. 

TELLABRATION 2018

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November 18, 2018 - 2- 4pm PATCHWORK, A Storytelling Guild will pay tribute to storyteller, beloved librarian, founding member and mentor; 

Barbara Baumgartner. 

Tellabration will be at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Branch at 19th & Vine St. 

FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC!

Patchwork Storytelling Guild website

November 23, 2018

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Bayshore at Bivalve will present Oni telling her original story "Chicken Bone Beach" about segregation in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Also, "Doin' Dunbar as 'Lias' Mother"  Hope you can come out for sum fo' real down home storytelling!

 

Bayshore Center

Tobago Time!

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Oni will be presenting LOL4REAL! on the beach at Pigeon Point, Swallows, & Store Bay. Telling stories and enjoying the heat of winter with family and friends at the Tobago Library Services.


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LOL4 Real! Corporate Retreat

June 19, 2018, Oni guided Department of Aging employee's in a LOL4Real! Laughter Yoga session.

What is LOL4Real!?
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Rainbow Childcare, Philadelphia, PA

April 21, 2018

DOWN ON THE FARM WITH GRANNY GOOSE! 

Welcome back to school treat! Find out more & don't be late, click here to book your date!
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Seba Enrichment Academy, West Chester, PA

March 23, 2018 : Nana Oni told African tales from Liberia, Nigeria and Ghana. Aesop song and on how Anansi, the spider shared wisdom with the world. A cultural display on the art and cultural artifacts of Zimbabwe. Wakanda Forever!


Find out more
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The West Chester Community Performers

Over 30 years and "drama mama's" still going strong!

April 8, 2018 Sunday 1:30pm

Chester County OIC presents 

Lots of Jazz & Loving Langston - A Jazz Brunch & Harlem Renaissance Experience featuring WCCP presenting the poetry of literary icon, Langston Hughes.


Events

11/28/2020

Evenings in the Park

7pm - 10pm

Estuary Park

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11/28/2020

Evenings in the Park

We invite you to listen to live bands play beautiful music in the park. Enjoy the sounds of Laureen Davis and the Kings, and enjoy wine tastings hosted by 5th Ave Wines and Spirits.

7pm - 10pm

Estuary Park

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Children's Story Time

January 10, 17, 31 2018

Wednesdays : 3:30pm

Story Time & LOL4REAL!

Children's Storytelling 

@ Tobago Library Services

Scarborough, Tobago



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STORYTELLING aNYONE?

February 22, 2018  

Thursday  9 -11am

"Once Upon A Time...is now!"

Storytelling Workshop for Educators. Story coaching for the annual Student Storytelling Competition 2018. 

Oni with a few teachers who retold stories!


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Librarian's Storytelling Workshop

January 25, 2018 - Thursday ~ 9-11AM

Once Upon A Time...Is Now! 

Storytelling Workshop for Librarians

With organizer's; L-R 

Gaby Fernandez, History Collection, Oni, Heather Gray - Youth Librarian & Shaheeda Sylvester PR & Marketing - Tobago Library Services, Scarborough Main Branch, Tobago

WORK & PLAY SHOPS

DOIN' DUNBAR AS 'LIAS' MOTHER

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NOVEMBER 27, 2017

MONDAY @ 1:OO PM

COATESVILLE SENIOR CENTER

250 Harmony Street Coatesville, PA

COATESVILLE SENIOR CENTER

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SPRING into laughter 2018 !

CALL FOR DATES & TIMES 

610.383.6900

AUGUST 31, 2017 - THURS. 3-6PM CITY OF PHILADELPHIA'S ARTS & EDUCATORS EXHIBITION

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Calling all Program Directors! Educator! & School Assembly planners! Visit ONI LASANA PRODUCTIONS exhibition booth at the City of Philadelphia's Arts & Educators Creative Economy Expo @ The Kimmel Center of the Performing Arts in downtown Philadelphia!


Oni will be live and in person sharing information on her latest program offerings & presentations for youth and adults...you won't want to miss out on adding a Oni Lasana Production to your enrichment resources for your school, organization & community!


Visit www.CreativePhl.org for more info.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 - SAT. 2PM 25th ANNUAL NEW JERSEY NETWORK STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

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ONI LASANA was a featured teller for the 4th year. She presented stories and songs  from her "DOWN ON THE FARM WITH GRANNY GOOSE" program.



OCTOBER 5, 2017 - THURS. 7 - 9pm MERCER MUSEUM & FONTHILL CASTLE, DOYLESTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

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Playwright, poet and storyteller Oni Lasana performs in DOIN' DUNBAR AS 'LIAS' MOTHER featuring the dialect poetry of African-American writer Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906). Mercer Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian, welcomed Oni  to present in the museum's prestigious "Twilight Tales" series. Tailored  to the setting, and illustrated with materials from the Mercer collection, her entertaining program offers a theatrical portrayal of Dunbar’s poems. 


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Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle










LOL4REAL*!*

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Oni showing off lovely laugh lines!

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