The Performer

ID: N. E. BOD E aka ANYONE aka STORYTELLER aka THE GRIOT

(for more info on the Griot, see Will Power Blog in Hip Hop Theatre catergory)

comedy and tragedy masksNAME: Everyone

AGE: Any

HEIGHT: Various

PLACE OF BIRTH: diverse, all over the world

LIVES: in the heart and minds of all open to listen to a story

LIKES: to wear the masks of all our emotions…every single one of them

5 daily routines:

listens and collects stories from all times, from all over the world, from all the people of the world, in cities and countryside, to deserts and forests, in clubs, churches, theatres, in the streets rapping, young storytellers in school playgrounds, the local corner shop talking about the community – everyone, everywhere

Learns the language of lyrics and rhyme, songs and movement

practices being an ancient and modern day storyteller

performs stories to all listening (or even non-listening) ears

learns everyday

3 wishes: to live the story, to breathe, the story, to be the story


The one who is the Storyteller, the Shapeshifter
the physical, lyrical Ninja, the Griot.

The one strong enough to step up
tell it like it is
to pass on the story and

tell no lies
except for those
which are written in the tale

on the front line of change, the bearer of news
good, ugly news

the performer is at the mercy of the tryanny of the story
must be a voluntary addict to the ride of the tale

poet, mc, actor, singer
wear the title with pride

you hold the future in the palm of the past
Storyteller rise

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