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Calendar: Some Upcoming Performances

Kate Dudding, Storyteller Kate Dudding, Storyteller

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Kate Dudding, Storyteller

2019

Note: Performances with times listed are open to the public.

 

2019

 

Wed. January 9, Noon Kindness of Strangers
Kate Dudding will share six stories about people who were kind to strangers. Part of the Winter Storytellers Series 2019, presented by the Academy for Lifelong Learning, Wednesdays, January 3 – February 27, 2019. 
SUNY Empire State College, 2 Union Avenue, Room 126, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. FREE.

 

Sat. January 19 Stalking Her Prey: Congresswomen Martha Griffiths, the Mother of the Equal Rights Amendment 
Kate Dudding will tell the story of Congresswomen Martha Griffiths (D-MI) who in the early 1970s strategized and worked tirelessly for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. While she was not successful in getting the Amendment ratified, her work paved the way for other important legislation. 
League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County Post-Holiday Party

 

Tue.  January 22, 7 p.m. Saratoga Storytelling Open Mic – 4th Tuesday Sept. – June

Sign up at 6:30.

Caffè Lena, 42 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.  $5, students free.

 

Sun. January 27, 2:00 pm Word Play at Proctors: Starting Over
Sometimes you can't continue on -- you just have to start over. Come hear stories of how people dealt with, coped, and/or survived starting over, told by: Atharv Agashe, Claire Beetlestone, Kate Dudding, Margaret French, Varun Mondaiyka, Eliud Nieves, Claire Nolan and Nancy Marie Payne. Presented by  Story Circle at Proctors 
The Hearst Education Center (lower level), Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305 $12

 

Sun. February 24, 2:00 pm Word Play at Proctors: Inside Out
Have you ever felt that you knew something really well, "inside out" so to speak? Or maybe you've felt that things were inside out because everything was topsy-turvy. (Isn't "inside out" an interesting expression given these very different meanings?) Come hear some inside out stories about people in the know and people dealing with being topsy-turvy, told by: Siri Allison, Claire Beetlestone, Betty Cassidy, Kate Dudding, Marni Gillard, Mary Murphy, Eliud Nieves and Sandy Schuman. Presented by  Story Circle at Proctors 
The Hearst Education Center (lower level), Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305 $12

 

 

Tue.  February 26, 7 p.m. Saratoga Storytelling Open Mic – 4th Tuesday Sept. – June

Sign up at 6:30.

Caffè Lena, 42 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.  $5, students free.

 

 

Wed. March 6, 6:30 p.m. Women Who Made a Difference

Award winning storyteller Kate Dudding shares stories of women --  well-known Mary Martin, and  lesser known Barbara Johns, Jerrie Cobb, Ruth Coker Burks and Olivia Bouler.

 

Once you’ve heard their stories, you’ll never forget them.

 

Women’s History Month Lecture Series

Caldwell-Lake George Library

336 Canada St.,  Lake George, NY   12845

 

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are appreciated.

 

Contact the library at 518-668-2528 for further information.

 

 

 

 

Sun. March 10, 2:00 pm Stories Celebrating International Women’s Day

The Woman's Club of Albany presents Stories Celebrating International Women’s Day, a fundraiser for their general fund, on Sunday, March 10, 2:00-3:30 pm in their building at 725 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY  12208.  

 

Professional storytellers Kate Dudding and Nancy Marie Payne will share researched stories that celebrate strong women from around the world and their accomplishments. These women include Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai from Kenya, international pioneering women aviators, Julia Child and her Japanese friend Noriko Nakamura, as well as other women. Homemade light refreshments will follow the program.

The ticket price is $15. Registrations are appreciated. Register and pay online at https://WomansClubOfAlbany.com/event-3248170 or register online (same link) and pay at the door with cash or check only.

The Woman's Club of Albany is not handicap accessible. For more information, call (518) 465-3626.

 

 

Fri. March 22, 10:30 am Turning Points

Clifton Park storyteller Kate Dudding shares two personal stories as well as stories about Congresswoman Martha Griffiths, Ruth Coker Burks  (the Cemetery Angel) and more. 

 

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065. FREE

 

 

Tue.  March 26, 7 p.m. Saratoga Storytelling Open Mic – 4th Tuesday Sept. – June

Sign up at 6:30.

Caffè Lena, 42 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.  $5, students free.

 

 

Wed. March 27, 12:30 pm

Laughing Matters – Tales to Tickle Your Funny Bone

 

Award-winning storyteller (and Clifton Park Senior Community Center member) Kate Dudding has been telling stories for over 20 years in the Northeastern USA. Many of her five CDS have received a national storytelling award. In 2010, she won the story slam (competition) at the National Storytelling Conference in Los Angeles.

 

Clifton Park Senior Community Center

 6 Clifton Common Blvd, Clifton Park, NY 12065  (518) 383-1343     FREE

Preregistration required at the Front Desk.   Membership Not Required. 

 

2018

 

Tue. January 9 
Peregrine Senior Living, Clifton Park, NY

 

Tue. January 9 
Schuyler Ridge Nursing Home, Clifton Park, NY

 

Wed. January 10, Noon Serving Our Country
Kate Dudding will share stories about people in the U.S. Armed Forces: her father, Irving Berlin, Lib Liberty and others. Part of the Winter Storytellers Series 2018, presented by the Academy for Lifelong Learning, Wednesdays, January 3 – February 28, 2018. 
SUNY Empire State College, 2 Union Avenue, Room 126, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. FREE.

 

Wed. January 10, 7:00 pm Saratoga Storytelling Open Mic 
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. $5

 

Fri. January 12, 7:00 pm The Third Annual Dr. King Challenge
Kate Dudding will be telling the story about a 23 year old Muslim woman, born in Brooklyn, who gave hope in a time of fear and who stood up for those who had suffered injustice. This story is on Kate's latest CD Learning About Muslims
JKB Theater, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. FREE

 

 

Thu. January 18, 1:00 pm Broadway's Music Men
Some of Broadway's greatest composers were Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter. Come listen as award-winning storyteller Kate Dudding shares the stories behind their songs and join her in singing a number of their biggest hits. A benefit for the Bethlehem Food Pantry. 
The Spinney at Van Dyke, 6 Parker Mathusa Place, Delmar, NY 12054. $10. Seating limited: contact Connie Holden 518-439-0164 connieholden12@gmail.com by Jan. 15 to reserve your seat.

 

Sun. January 21, 2:00 pm Word Play at Proctors: The Unknown
The unknown -- the other – are they to be feared or welcomed? Come hear stories of when people met the unknown others. Storytellers: Christie Keegan, Claire Beetlestone, Claire Nolan, Kate Dudding, Marni Gillard, Siri Allison. Presented by  Story Circle at Proctors 
The Fenimore Gallery, Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305 $12

 

Tue. February 6 
Peregrine Senior Living, Clifton Park, NY

 

Tue. February 6 
Schuyler Ridge Nursing Home, Clifton Park, NY

 

Fri. March 9 10:30 am Acts of Kindness

Clifton Park storyteller Kate Dudding shares stories that just may restore your faith in human goodness. The stories tell of Julia Child meeting a stranger, a young man who started helping strangers when he was five, how the Cherokee helped the Irish during the potato famine, how a U.S. Air Force pilot wanted to help the children of Berlin, and more. 

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065. FREE

 

Sun. March 11, 2:00 pm Word Play at Proctors: Always?
Irving Berlin’s love song “Always” is true for some, but not for others. And some people say, “It’s ALWAYS been like this. It’ll never change.” Come hear stories of people who found that always was or was not true for them, and of people who challenged the status quo. Storytellers: Christie Keegan, Eliud Nieves, Kate Dudding, Marni Gillard, Nancy Marie Payne, Sandy Schuman. Presented by  Story Circle at Proctors 
The Fenimore Gallery, Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305 $12

 

Tue. March 13 
Peregrine Senior Living, Clifton Park, NY

 

Tue. March 13 
Schuyler Ridge Nursing Home, Clifton Park, NY

 

Wed. March 14, 7 p.m. Kate Dudding – Featured Storyteller, Saratoga Storytelling Open Mic

Kate Dudding will share a mini-retrospective of her 20+ year career as a storyteller with her stories: Talking Turkeys, Disrupting the Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Fatima and the Gold Rule; My Mother’s Hands.

Saratoga Storytelling Open Mic, Caffè Lena, 42 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.  $5

 

Tue. April 10 
Peregrine Senior Living, Clifton Park, NY

 

Tue. April 10 
Schuyler Ridge Nursing Home, Clifton Park, NY

 

Wed. April 17, 6:30 pm Why I’m Learning About Muslims and Telling Their Stories

Kate Dudding released her fifth CD, Learning About Muslims, in March 2017. It is a collection of: traditional Muslim stories and poetry; stories about Muslims in the news; and stories about Muslims Kate met and things she learned at meetings of the Interfaith Story Circle Program (Albany, Schenectady and Troy, NY.) Tonight, Kate will share her journey of discovering these stories and deciding to tell them.

Interfaith Community of Schenectady, Dominican Retreat and Conference Center, 1945 Union St., Niskayuna, NY 12309. FREE.

 

Fri. May 4, 1:30 pm The Kindness of Strangers

Storyteller Kate Dudding shares stories that just may restore your faith in human goodness. Presented by The Academy for Lifelong Learning.

The Summit at Saratoga, 1 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. FREE

 

Tue. May 8 
Peregrine Senior Living, Clifton Park, NY

 

Tue. May 8 
Schuyler Ridge Nursing Home, Clifton Park, NY

 

Wed. May 9, 7 pm My Epiphany at a Mosque

Kate Dudding shares her story of one memorable meeting of the Interfaith Story Circle as its 25th Anniversary Meeting.

Interfaith Story Circle, Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary, College of St. Rose, 959 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12203. FREE

 

Fri. May 11 Chocolate Delights

Kate Dudding shares stories each with at least a taste of chocolate. Stories include: some short stories about chocolate from history, including the tale of a bishop in Mexico who banned it from being drunk during Mass; the story of how Eskimo pies were created; a story about Kate’s best friend who had a kitchen catastrophe; and the story of the Candy Bomber during the Berlin Blockage 1948-1949.

Eddy Hawthorne Ridge, East Greenbush, NY

 

Mon. June 4 Revelations

It's never too late to think about things in a new way. Come hear storytellers Kate Dudding and Margaret French share stories which just might contain a few surprises.

Coburg Village, Rexford, NY

 

Tues. June 5 Acts of Kindness

Kate Dudding is the featured performer at this storytelling, spoken word and music open mic.

First Tuesday Tales ‘n Stuff, Arthur’s Market and Historic Coffeehouse, 35 N Ferry St., Schenectady, NY 12305. FREEwill donations for featured performer. 

 

Wed. June 6 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Story Telling Summit

Kate Dudding will present “Storytelling Techniques” as part of this gathering.  Included are four fast paced panel discussions on how to put together and deliver a compelling byway story.  Start the day with natural resources, authenticity, interpretation, and wrap up with modern storytelling techniques using social media.  Registration includes a light breakfast, breaks, buffet lunch and materials for just $30. 

http://www.mohawktowpath.org/events/

 

Tue. June 12 
Peregrine Senior Living, Clifton Park, NY

 

Tue. June 12 
Schuyler Ridge Nursing Home, Clifton Park, NY

 

Wed. June 13, 7 p.m.

Saratoga Storytelling Open Mic, Woodlawn Commons, Wesley Community, Clements St., (behind Hospice)  Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.  FREE

 

Thu. June 14, 7:00 pm More Love Stories From the LGBTQ Community

Kate Dudding will share a new story about Ruth Coker Burks, the Cemetery Angel.

Interfaith Story Circle, First Lutheran Church ELCA of Albany, 181 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203. FREE

 

Sun. July 8, 7 pm Georgia O'Keeffe: Her Home, Her Art

As part of Georgia O’Keeffe week, award winning storyteller Kate Dudding  shares two stories:

“My Visit to Georgia’s Home at Abiquiu” – a tour of her home, garden and studio in Georgia’s much beloved

               New Mexico

“Georgia O’Keeffe: In Her Own Words,” a virtual tour of 25 of her paintings with commentary by  Georgia herself

Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance.

Guests may join us for dinner at 6pm while seats remain. Dinner is $16. (Men are welcome on campus during July.)

Reservations: 518-668-9690 x 1    

Wiawaka Center for Women, 3778 NY-9L, Lake George, NY 12845

 

Fri. July 13 Julia Child: Cook and Nifty Wench 

Julia Child made French cooking accessible to American cooks, was the first person on PBS to win an Emmy, and enjoyed a passionate marriage. Come hear how this Smith graduate worked for the OSS during World War II, married a sophisticated man 6" shorter than herself, and taught millions everything they needed to know to produce delicious meals.

Eddy Hawthorne Ridge, East Greenbush, NY

 

Thu. Aug.  2, 11 am An Introduction to Women in Paris 1850-1900 Presented by the Academy for Lifelong Learning, storyteller Kate Dudding will be giving a free presentation about this summer exhibition at The Clark. She will briefly discuss four of the thirty-four women artists whose work is displayed. Then Kate will share stories and slides about artists Berthe Morisot (a French Impressionist) and Cecilia Beaux (an American portrait painter.) FREE BUT RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY JULY 31. Click here for more information.

The Summit at Saratoga, 1 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 518-587-2100  x2415 

 

Sat. Aug. 25, The Kindness of Strangers

Storyteller Kate Dudding shares stories that just may restore your faith in human goodness.

The Terrace at Beverwyck, Slingerlands, NY

 

Sun. Aug. 26 1-3 pm Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

Initially proposed by Bella Abzug in 1971 and first recognized in  1973, Women’s Equality Day will be celebrated at the Chapman Historical Museum with re-enactments, music, displays, and two stories by Kate Dudding about Congresswoman Martha Griffiths (Michigan) who worked on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as the Equal Rights Amendment.

Chapman Historical Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 518-793-2826  FREE

 

Tue. August 28, 7 pm Women Who Made a Difference, Part 2

Award winning storyteller Kate Dudding shares stories of women --  well-known Mary Martin, and lesser known Barbara Johns, Jerrie Cobb, Ruth Coker Burke and Olivia Bouler. Once you’ve heard their stories, you’ll never forget them.

Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance.

Guests may join us for dinner at 6pm while seats remain. Dinner is $16. (Sorry – only women are welcome on campus during August.)

Reservations: 518-668-9690 x 1    

Wiawaka Center for Women, 3778 NY-9L, Lake George, NY 12845

 

Fri. Sept. 14, 7:00 pm The Kindness of Strangers

Storytellers Kate Dudding and Margaret French share stories that just may restore your faith in human goodness.

Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207 $10

 

Mon. September 17, Noon – 2 pm Chapman Historical Museum Fall Luncheon

Storyteller Kate Dudding shares how Congresswomen Martha Griffiths worked very hard to get the Equal Rights Amendment passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in 1970, and by both houses of Congress in 1972.

Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge St., Glens Falls, NY  12801 Cost: approx. $45/person. More info: 518-793-2826 

 

Sat. October 27, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Kate Dudding Tells Stories at Harry Potter Day

Main Branch, Schenectady County Public Library, 99 Clinton St., Schenectady, NY 12305. FREE

 

Mon. November  5 American Women Artists

Academy for Lifelong Learning, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

Wed. November 7, 12:15 pm  Julia Child: Cook and Nifty Wench

Julia Child made French cooking accessible to American cooks, was the first person on PBS to win an Emmy, and enjoyed a passionate marriage. Come hear how this Smith graduate worked for the OSS during World War II, married a sophisticated man 6" shorter than herself, and taught millions everything they needed to know to produce delicious meals.

Colonie Town Library, Loudonville, NY. FREE

 

Sun. November  18, 3:30 p.m. Tellabration! TM 2019: Sparks

23rd Annual Tellabration! In Schenectady. Sparks can start changes, as in sparking new ideas, or sometimes start fires. 
Come hear stories, both fact and fiction, about people creating and dealing with sparks. Proceeds from our previous Tellabration programs have funded 100 storytelling events at libraries, museums and other locations in the Capital District.

GE Theatre at Proctors,  432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305   $12 Adult;  $6 Students;   $10/person groups of 8 or more

Fri. December 28 Holiday Stories for Families

A private party.

Mon. December 31, 6 & 8 pm The Kindness of Strangers

Storytellers Kate Dudding and Margaret French share stories that just may restore your faith in human goodness.

First Night Saratoga, SUNY Empire State College, 2 Union Avenue, Room 103, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

 


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