Performer & Storyteller Esperanza Phoenix has a background in live theatre, training in screen acting and improv experience, both on stage and in murder mysteries.
Ms. Phoenix's persona for younger audiences; Sarah Ann Dippity, offers full programs for children over five and shorter nursery rhyme programs for babies and toddlers. Maximum program length for audiences under 5 years of age is 20 minutes.
Esperanza's adult program options include comic tales of travel adventures, inspirational stories personal healing, and a program about accepting diversity entitled Growing Up Raceless.
If you have need of any of Esperanza's narration skills, please request a quote.
Sarah ann dip pity is very professional! Communicated all the particulars prior to the event. She called bc she was going to be ten minutes late due to traffic. She has a great personality and is an excellent story teller.
I only gave three stars bc I was looking for a preschool story teller--these little guys need props, and interaction--her story was very good but not age appropriate for our little guys
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 20 - 45 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Author and Performer Esperanza Phoenix is a woman of many talents.
Ms. Phoenix studied acting in college and has been writing for most of her life. Storytelling and standup comedy seemed like a great fit for her wordsmithing and live theatre experience. Esperanza often includes her original works in her storytelling program and writes her own standup material as well. It is her belief that storytelling teaches the listener empathy and that sometimes we just have to laugh at life to keep from crying.
Keeping the oral tradition of story alive is very important to Esperanza. She is one of the founding members of the Mother Lode Storytelling Guild (MLSG) with her mentor, professional teller, BZ Smith. Phoenix regularly performs at the guild's monthly meetings, which are open to the public.
Esperanza Phoenix’s offers programs for audiences of all ages. Her children’s programs often feature bilingual stories that incorporate a Native American and Latin American flavor.
Phoenix enjoys exercising her funny bone at open mic events in Northern California. You can frequently catch her act at the Gypsy Shack's monthly comedy night in her home town of Sonora.
Past Booked Events
|February 10, 2019 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Nonprofit Event|
|August 04, 2018 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 22, 2017 • 10:00am - 10:45am||School Assembly|
|April 23, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm||Private Birthday Party|
|April 22, 2017 • 10:30am - 1:30pm||Festival event|
|April 18, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Private party|
|April 15, 2017 • 10:00am - 1:00pm||Festival Performance|
|April 09, 2017 • 11:30am - 12:30pm||Private Birthday Party|
|April 08, 2017 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm||Private birthday party|
|November 05, 2016 • 7:30pm - 8:15pm||Storytelling: Day of the Dead, Murphys, CA|
|October 15, 2016 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm||Storyteller's Workshop at Story Winds Retreat|
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