Northwest Folklife - Tantalizing Tales
May 26 (Fri) 5:30-6:30 p.m.
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
(Lower level of the Seattle Armory)
Featuring Leighona Cara (5:30) and Tom Rawson (6:00).
Leighona Cara is a queer, non-binary pirate, selkie, witch and wanderer. They live in the cloudy sea town of Bellingham, Washington and earn their living by taking children on live-action-role-play adventures in the woods with the company Majestic Adventures, where they play every character the kids meet, every monster they battle, and serve as their guide through epic struggles, both in game, and in real life. Through the use of character archetypes, mythic storylines, and non-violent communication practices, Leighona has witnessed hundreds of children claim their unique sense of empowerment and play, and their storytelling aims to bring such wonder to audiences of all ages.
Storyteller & Folksinger Tom Rawson has spun yarns for over three decades. A retired teacher now living in North Vancouver BC, he shares humorous anecdotes from his travels as well as traditional folktales from around the world. Armed with banjo and other weapons of mass delight, Tom enjoys involving his audience in the experience, often telling stories with catchy chants that get everyone singing along together. Join Tom for some tall tales, user-friendly songs, and acoustic folk philosophy that's guaranteed to leave you smiling. Tune up your vocal cords; you'll need 'em!