2020 Schedule

●●● ALL SEATS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, EXCEPT NAUGHTY TALES ●●●

Adult (16+) $175

Senior (65+) $165

Festival Pass -
Adult & Senior Ticket:

Includes 9 performances and Bill Harley workshop. 

Adult (18+) $54

Senior (65+) $48

Child (<16) $24

Saturday 3 Show Special

All 3 Saturday Daytime Storytelling Shows

11:00am – 5:00pm
(all at the Ojai Art Center):
11:00am: Donald Davis and Mara Menzies in Humor and Heart

-PLUS-
1:00pm: Carmen Agra Deedy and Bil Lepp in Mischief Makers
-PLUS-
3:00pm: Bill Harley and Reverend B. Jones in Musical Tales

Child (<16) $58

6 Events

Children's Festival Pass -
Children's Ticket:

Includes 6 performances. 

Senior tickets are for adults 65 and over. Child tickets are for children ages under 16.
A purple star denotes events especially designed for young kids and families.

The following handling fees apply when purchasing online, by phone, or during the festival:
• $3 handling fee per ticket (individual performances)
• $5 handling fee (total) for each Ticket Package (multiple performances)

Note: After September 1, all ticket packages go up $15 and individual shows and workshops go up $5

Thursday, October 29

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Ojai Vineyard

Meet the Tellers: Reception with the Storytellers 

Find out how the tellers found their stories!

Delicious Ojai Vineyard Wines for purchase.

Light appetizers provided.

Adults $26

Seniors $25

7:30 – 9:00 pm

Matilija Auditorium

703 El Paseo Rd, Ojai

The House of Cohen with Perla Batalla​, and The Reverend B. Jones

The evening will open with a story from the Reverend B. Jones followed by Perla Batalla’s “House of Cohen”, a 75 minute concert featuring the songs and stories about legendary singer, Leonard Cohen. 

A Grammy nominated singer, Perla began her career as a backup singer to Leonard Cohen.  In the House of Cohen, Perla Batalla features selected songs and rare personal anecdotes that serve to reveal Cohen’s lighter side through Perla Batalla’s signature cross-cultural style, to convey her sincere respect and deep love for the music, the poetry, and most of all for her dear friend, Leonard Cohen. 

Adults $32

Seniors $30

Friday, October 30

9:30 – 10:30am
Libbey Bowl

Fall Stories for Primary Students (Grades K-3)
with Carmen Agra Deedy, Bill Harley, and Regi Carpenter.

 

Adult $15, Child $12

Groups (10+) $10

11:15am –12:30pm
Libbey Bowl

Fall Stories for Upper Grades (4-8)
with Donal Davis, Mara Menzies, Rev. B. Jones, and Bil Lepp.

 

Adult $15, Child $12

Groups (10+) $10

3:00 – 4:30pm

Byron Katie Center for the Work

213 North Montgomery

Speak Peace

with Rev. B. Jones, and Mara Menzies.
 

Adults $20

Seniors $18

Child: $10

6:30 – 7:30pm

Libbey Bowl

Local Music

with Alan Thornhill and Martin Young

Included with purchase of Laughing Night ticket.

7:30 – 10:00pm

Libbey Bowl

Laughing Night

with All the tellers

 

Adults $32

Seniors $28 

Children $15

1:00 – 2:30pm

Art Center

Workshop: Stories at Work

with Bill Harley
Included in the Adult's Festival Package.​

$20

9:00 – 10:30am

Ojai House

Workshop: Do You Just Make That Up as You Go Along?

with Bil Lepp

Not included in Festival Pass.

 

$20

10:30am – 5:00 pm
Ojai Art Center Gallery

Story Shop Stop
A boutique in the Art Center Gallery.
Unique gifts to purchase from local
artists and craftspeople

11:00am – 12:30pm
Ojai Art Center Patio

Humor and Heart

with Donald Davis and Mara Menzies

$20 adults

$18 seniors

$10 children

12:45 – 2:00pm
Ojai House

Story Swap: FREE!

Story Swap is your chance to tell a story to an enthusiastic audience. Beginning tellers welcome. Five minute limit, please. Sign up at the Storytelling Resource Store at the Ojai Art Center.

1:00 – 2:30pm
Ojai Art Center Patio

Mischief Makers 

with Bil Lepp and Carmen Agra Deedy

 

$20 adults
$18 seniors
$10 children

Saturday, October 31

9:00 – 10:30am

Byron Katie Center for the Work

213 North Montgomery

Workshop: The Art of Storytelling

with Donald Davis


Not included in Festival Pass.

$20

3:00 – 4:30pm

Ojai Art Center Patio

Musical Tales

with Bill Harley and  Reverend B. Jones

 

$20 adults
$18 seniors
$10 children

6:00 – 8:00pm  

Byron Katie Center for the Work

213 North Montgomery

Tales of Mystery and Suspense for Halloween Night

with Bill Harley, Carmen Agra Deedy, Rev. B. Jones, Donald Davis, and Bil Lepp.

 

$30 adults

$28 seniors

$15 children

8:45 – 10:30pm
Ojai Art Center Patio

Naughty Tales Under the Stars on the Patio

This year's performers include Regi Carpenter, Mara Menzies and Brian Finklestein.

Not included in the Festival Pass

$40

Sunday, November 1

​9:00 – 10:30am

Byron Katie Center for the Work

213 North Montgomery

Workshop: It's Storytelling Not Rocket Science!
with Carmen Agra Deedy
Not included in Festival Pass.

 

All Tickets $20

​9:00 – 10:30am
Ojai House

Workshop: Creating Connections Through Story and Song
with Reverend B. Jones
Not included in Festival Pass.

 

All Tickets $20

11:00am – 1:00pm
Ojai Art Center Patio

Farewell Tales and Continental Breakfast
with all the Tellers

 

Adults $30
Seniors $28
Child $15

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20th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival

More than a festival... It's an experience.

What

The 20th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival

When

October 29-November 1

Where

Libbey Bowl, 
Ojai Art Center,

Ojai House,

Ojai Vineyard,

Matilija Auditorium

Contact Us

To learn more, don’t hesitate to get in touch

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