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2024 Schedule

Ojai Storytelling Festival

●●● ALL SEATS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED ●●●

Schedule subject to change.
Please note, all ticket purchases will show on your bank or credit card statement as Performances to Grow On.
We love dogs but not at the festival. Thank you!

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Senior tickets are for adults 65 and over. Child tickets are for children under age 16.
A purple star denotes events especially designed for young children, families and school groups.

The following handling fees apply when purchasing online, by phone, or during the festival:
Note: After September 15, all ticket packages increase $15 and individual shows increase $5

Adult (16+) $260 

Senior (65+) $250

(Child & Family Everything Passes not available)

Everything Pass -
Adult & Senior Ticket:


All shows, Thursday through Sunday. If you will not be attending all 4 days including late night events, opt for the Weekend Pass or individual show tickets below.

Family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children)  $650 

Family of 5 (2 adults & 2 children)  $800

Family Story Pass -
 

Includes Friday through Sunday, shows only.

Does NOT include Thursday events, Naughty Tales or workshops. 

Does not include Naughty Tales.

Adult (16+) $100

Senior (65+) $85 

Child (under 16) $50

Family of 4 $250

Family of 5 $300

Enjoy the Saturday Lineup

Includes all workshops daytime and evening shows.

Does NOT include Naughty Tales. 

Includes all Saturday shows and workshops, except Naughty Tales.

Adult (16+)  $170 

Senior (65+)  $150 

Child (under 16) $105

Family of 4 $550

Family of 5 $600

Weekend Pass -
Adult, Senior & Child Ticket:

Includes Friday through Sunday shows-except Naughty Tales. 

Does not include Thursday events or Naughty Tales.

Ticket Packages

See schedule under packages for individual show tickets.

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Special Locals Event!

Second Annual Story Slam

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Ojai Art Center

113 Montgomery St, Ojai

ASL Interpretation at this show!

 

Click here for details on how to enter!

General Admission $10

Thursday

Thursday, October 26

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Meet the Tellers: Reception with the Storytellers 

with Andy Offut Irwin, Kim Weitkamp, Bil Lepp, Diane Ferlatte, Motoko, Don White, and Mo Reynolds.

3:30-5:00pm

Ojai Art Center Patio

113 S Montgomery St, Ojai

ASL Interpreters at this show!

 

How did the tellers find their stories? Or did the stories find them?

Wine an beer for purchase.

Adults $25

Seniors $20

Child $10

Thursday

Friday, October 27

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Workshop: Noa Baum

Hidden Treasures: Your Story as a Gift

We all have a treasure trove of stories to share. Discover how a memory can be shaped into a story and become a gift worth passing on. Through interactive activities of speaking, listening, and writing, you will develop a story from your life that can inspire others

Friday 2 - 3:30pm

Ojai Art Center Patio

113 S Montgomery St, Ojai

Tickets: $25

Friday

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Workshop: Robert Jones

Almost every family has a “family historian”.  Sometimes this is an elder, a grandmother or grandfather and they are able to spin a story about the past that can keep you spellbound for hours.  If you are blessed with such people, value them!  On the other hand, there is a person that frequently bores you to death a family reunions and gatherings with obscure tales and secrets that most folks in your family don’t know and couldn’t care less about.  Learn to value this person, as well!  They often keep the archives and treasures from which you will build your stories.  Their stories are neither boring nor annoying, their delivery is!  Like an instrument builder that sees a fiddle in a dirty chunk of wood, you will learn to look for the characteristics of a good story in places that most others ignore.

Friday 2 - 3:30pm

Ojai Art Center Patio

113 S Montgomery St, Ojai

Tickets: $25

Friday

Spooky Stories

with Antonio Sacre and Noa Baum

9:15 – 10:15pm

Art Center Patio

113 South Montgomery

ASL Interpretation at this show!

 

Adults $25

Child: $20

Friday

Laughing Night starting w/ music by The Salty Suites

with Antonio Sacre, Peter Cook,

Rev. Robert Jones, Noa Baum, Vijai Nathan

Salty Suites - 6:00 – 7:00pm

Laughing Night - 7:00-9:00pm

Libbey Bowl 

210 S. Signal St, Ojai

ASL Interpretation at this show!

Adults $40

Seniors $35

Children $20

(Save $5 per ticket for groups of 10 or more with code GROUP)

Friday

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Workshop: Andy Gilman, Agora Foundation

Story Saves the Day: When Demonstration and Logic Fail,
Story Heaves Up the TruthJoin the Agora Foundation for this free community seminar on the power of story.
Why do some of philosophy's greatest thinkers rely on storytelling when they are striving to convey difficult principles? Beyond emotion, what can story convey that demonstration leaves anemic? 

The reading is: Short selections from Plato, Aristotle, Chuang Tzu, Nietzsche, and Kafka 

Friday 2 - 3:30pm

Ojai Art Center

113 S Montgomery St, Ojai

Friday

Fall Stories for Upper Grades

Grades 4 and Up

with Vijai Nathan, Robert Jones, Noa Baum and Antonio Sacre

11:15am –12:30pm

Ojai Art Center Patio

(venue subject to change)

Adult $25

Child $20

($10 per ticket for groups of 10 or more with code GROUP)

Friday

Fall Stories for Primary Students

Grades K-3

with Antonio Sacre,  Peter Cook and Tim Lowry

9:30 – 10:30am
Libbey Bowl

(venue subject to change)

Adult $25

Child $20

($10 per ticket for groups of 10 or more with code GROUP)

Friday

Saturday, October 28

Naughty Tales

with Vijai Nathan, Noa Baum, and

Special Guest MC Susan Kelejian

8:30 – 10pm

Ojai Art Center Patio

113 S Montgomery St

ASL Interpretation at this show!

$45 (adults only)

Saturday

Twilight Tales starting w/ Music by Dan Navarro

with Vijai Nathan, Noa Baum, Antonio Sacre, Peter Cook and Rev. Robert Jones

Music: 5:00 to 6:00pm

Stories: 6:00 to 8:00pm

Libbey Bowl

210 S. Signal St, Ojai

ASL Interpretation at this show!

Adult: $40

Senior: $35

Child: $20

Save $5 per ticket for groups of 10 or more with code GROUP at checkout.

Saturday

Magical Mashups

with Noa Baum and Tim Lowry

2:00 – 3:15pm

Ojai Art Center Patio

210 S. Signal St, Ojai

ASL Interpretation at this show!

Adult: $35

Senior: $30

Child: $20

Saturday

Saturday

Wit & Whimsy

with Vijai Nathan and Peter Cook

12:00 – 1:15pm

Ojai Art Center Patio

113 S Montgomery St

Adult: $35

Senior: $30

Child: $20

Timeless Tales

with Reverend Robert Jones and Antonio Sacre

10:00 – 11:15am

Ojai Art Center Patio

113 S Montgomery St

Adult: $35

Senior: $30

Child: $20

Saturday

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Story Swap w/ Special Guest Storytellers!

Peter Cook, Vijai Nathan, Antonio Sacre

Saturday 8:30 - 9:45am

Ojai Art Center Patio

113 S Montgomery St, Ojai

Come try your hand at the art of storytelling and receive tips from a mystery pro or two!

Saturday

Sunday, October 29

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Story Swap w/ Special Guest Storytellers!

Tim Lowry, Noa Baum, Rev. Robert Jones

Sunday 9:00 - 10:15am

Ojai Art Center Patio

113 S Montgomery St, Ojai

Come try your hand at the art of storytelling and receive tips from a mystery pro or two!

Sunday

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Happy Trails starting w/ music by Ojai Madrigali

Continental Breakfast

with Tim Lowry, Peter Cook, Noa Baum,

Rev. Robert Jones, Vijai Nathan

10:30am – 1:00pm

Ojai Art Center Patio

113 S Montgomery St, Ojai

Adult: $40 

Senior: $35 

Child: $20 

Sunday

And an extra special addition to the festival...

(12 and over only please)
This show not included in any passes
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A Land Twice Promised

Noa Baum

Sunday, October 29

5:00pm

Jewish Community of Ojai

530 El Roblar St, Ojai

Adult $30
Senior $25
Child $20
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The Show

Israeli storyteller Noa Baum began a heartfelt dialogue with a Palestinian woman while living in the United States. She weaves together their memories, and their mothers’ stories, to create a moving testimony that illuminates the complex and contradictory history and emotions surrounding Jerusalem, for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

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Books will be available to purchase onsite and Noa will be happy to sign your copy!

The Book

Israeli storyteller Noa Baum grew up in Jerusalem in the shadow of the ancestral traumas of the holocaust and ongoing wars. Stories of the past and fear of annihilation in the wars of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s shaped her perceptions and identity. In America, she met a Palestinian woman who had grown up under Israeli Occupation, and as they shared memories of war years in Jerusalem, an unlikely friendship blossomed.

A Land Twice Promised delves into the heart of one of the world’s most enduring and complex conflicts. Baum’s deeply personal memoir recounts her journey from girlhood in post­-Holocaust Israel to her adult encounter with “the other.” With honesty, compassion, and humor, she captures the drama of a nation at war and her discovery of humanity in the enemy.  

Winner of the 2017 Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award, among others, this compelling memoir demonstrates the transformative power of art and challenges each reader to take the first step toward peace.

The Ojai Storytelling Festival is presented by Performances to Grow On, a non-profit organization. Support our programs with a tax-deductible donation. In these tough times, donations in any amount make a difference. Don’t have a lot to give? No problem. All it takes is $1 to make a difference in a child's life. Have a little more to give? You can also make contributions on behalf of friends and family…

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