Now available on-demand!
Thank you for all who watched Folktales From Around the World ! This original production streamed online August 13-29, 2021. The production is now available to buy and watch on demand. You can purchase your ticket now, and then watch the video anytime through January 31, 2022.
About the show
Adventure and heartwarming lessons come to life as writers from across the country bring the magic of tales passed through the centuries from the page to the screen.
• Featuring the creative talents of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color writers, actors, composers, and visual artists, this one-of-a-kind multimedia storytelling event is sure to be an exhilarating ride for the whole family.
• Kai Kai and Treng Treng (Chile) by Justin P. Lopez
• • The Two Bears (Yaqui/Mexico) by Alicia Mary Retes
• The Tragic Romance of Sohni and Mahiwal (Pakistan) by Tazeen Zahida
• The Crane Wife (Japan) by Anne Yumi Kobori
• Nkpitime Issei (Mami Wata of Issele) (Nigeria) by Chiwuzo Ife Okwumabua
• The Sun, The Moon, The Wind, and The Sky (India) by Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan
Learn more about the writers, cast, and creative team in our digital program.
Directed by Anne Yumi Kobori
Edited by Christian Pizzirani
Music composed by Akaina Ghosh
Visual art by Paulino Deleal
Learn about the show:
Get a sneak peek:
Mionne Destiny performs as the storyteller for “Nkpitime Issei (Mami Wata of Issele)”, written by Chiwuzo Ife Okwumabua.
San Francisco Chronicle critics pick!
Meet the Writers & Cast
Justin P. Lopez – Kai Kai and Treng Treng
Alicia Mary Retes – The Two Bears
Tazeen Zahida – The Tragic Romance of Sohni and Mahiwal
Anne Yumi Kobori – The Crane Wife
Chiwuzo Ife Okwumabua – Nkpitime Issei (Mami Wata of Issele)
Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan – The Sun, The Moon, The Wind, and The Sky
Alariza Nevárez – storyteller for Kai Kai and Treng Treng
Alicia Mary Retes – storyteller for The Two Bears
Heren Patel – storyteller for The Tragic Romance of Sohni and Mahiwal
Eiko Yamamoto – primary storyteller for The Crane Wife
Alliana Lili Yang – supporting storyteller for The Crane Wife
Mionne Destiny – storyteller for Nkpitime Issei (Mami Wata of Issele)
Radhika Rao – storyteller for The Sun, The Moon, The Wind, and The Sky