On Thursday, April 12, join The University of Tampa’s Susan Taylor Lennon and Chris Gurrie for an hour of storytelling at “Once Upon a Time”: Storytelling in the Classroom, On the Computer and Beyond. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, and is free and open to the public.
Lennon, professor of speech, theatre and dance, and Gurrie, assistant professor of speech, will each share two to three short stories — tales of transformation, take-aways and triumph. Gurrie’s stories are the product of his time at the Fine Arts Work Center, where he studied on a University of Tampa Delo grant. Lennon has years of experience in story and movement. Their goal is to show the community what they have been working on as it relates to the power of story, connection and study.
Gurrie is an active public speaker and participates in invited lectures, workshops and conferences in the areas of faculty development, first-year life and leadership, communicating effectively with PowerPoint, and communication and immediacy.
Lennon has been a principal dancer and choreographer with the Tampa Ballet and director of the modern dance company Susan Taylor and Dancers. She performs her story-dances to audiences around the country. In these, she narrates original stories and animates them with dance. The stories are heard nationally on public radio stations.
This event is supported by the UT Department of Speech, Theatre and Dance and the UT College of Arts and Letters.
For more information, contact Gurrie at (813) 257-1711 or [email protected].