The Epic Telling is a monumental experience unique to the Network of Biblical Storytellers. You join your voice to those of multiple skilled storytellers in a grand telling of scripture at the Festival Gathering. The entire book of the bible (or large portion of one) is told by individuals one after the other (with no breaks or applause) as a group performance. This year’s Epic Telling is the Book of Ecclesiastes.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Storytellers are chosen by a bidding process. Anyone who is registered for the Festival Gathering is welcome to bid on the texts. Make sure to give your top 2 choices, as many people will be wanting the same texts.
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I’VE NEVER TOLD BEFORE, IS THAT OK?
Absolutely! If you receive a winning bid, please learn your part well and practice, practice, practice! The Epic should be a seamless performance that moves in a timely fashion. Use the NRSV or CEB translation. https://www.biblegateway.com/. Also, check out the Introduction to Biblical Storytelling video on our YouTube Channel.
WILL THERE BE A REHEARSAL FOR THE TELLERS??
Yes, Epic Tellers will be required to attend a brief dry run on Thursday afternoon, August 4.
WHO CAN COME AND LISTEN?
The Epic Telling is open to the public. We encourage you to invite your guests to the Epic Telling performance.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE USUALLY IN THE AUDIENCE?
We anticipate more than 100 attendees.