Fringe Concerts


Gary Whitaker presents
“The Civil War Veteran”
Sam Watkins’ remembrances have been recognized by historians as being among the most lively and witty accounts of the Civil War. But don’t take our word for it! Let him tell you about it himself. Gary takes his cue from Sam’s book, “Co. Aitch,” or A Sideshow of the Big Show and Other Sketches.

Gary has been storytelling since 1997. He performs a variety of programs that vary from historical, ghost, medieval, personal to tall tales.

Carolina Quiroga-Stultz presents
“Curanderiando: Tales of Some Magic Healing”
The healing art of curar (in Spanish) has passed down through men and women who at some point in their lives needed to be healed. This performance brings a short collection of wise and tall-tales from Latin American, San Antonio and Africa about healers and people that desperately wanted to be healed.

Carolina was awarded Best Performer, 2014 by East Tennessee State University and J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Grant Recipient for 2016. She contributes to improve the understanding of Latin American cultures through bilingual storytelling performances.

Shayne Larango presents
“Smell The Roux!”
A delicious program of real and imagined stories about eating at the cafe, the importance of the perfect scald, sear, and roux, family recipes and traditions, food adventures in foreign cultures, the storytelling master class held after every family dinner and over the smoke pits of holiday bar-b-ques. Cooking and sharing stories are universal and make us human.

In 2015, Shayne decided to take the stage and tell stories to a wider audience. She was invited to tell with the Dallas Storytelling Guild at the Annual Ghost Stories at the Bath House Cultural Center and Candlelight at Dallas Heritage Village. She was a 2016 Rising Star to the Texas Storytelling Festival

Rev. George Klett presents
“Stories from the Parish You Won’t Hear from the Pulpit”
This concert will present humorous stories, some true, some less than true, but all being "stories of truth” emanating from George’s` fifty years as a Presbyterian pastor.