Appearances 2019

Tobago Library Services

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January 16, Wednesday @ 3:30 Oni will open 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.

Doin' Dunbar as 'Lias' Mother

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May 9, 2019 @ Bala Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Bala Cynwd, PA

The spoken word drama and humor of Paul Laurence Dunbar comes alive!


Appearances 2018


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.



Past Adventures!

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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 Ananci, 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.



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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. 


 (View Full Event Description Here: 

Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle











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Oni showing off her lovely laugh lines!

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