Karla Huntsman ~ Storyteller & Drama Specialist
“If you don’t know the trees,
you may be lost in the forest,
but if you don’t know the stories
you may be lost in life.”
karlahuntsman (at) gmail.com
See samples of her work on the Karla Huntsman YouTube Channel by clicking here.
Making meaning through story and theatre activities has been Karla’s life work. Before turning to freelance storytelling and drama specialist work, Karla spent over 25 years on the faculties of four universities teaching storytelling, drama education, public speaking and interpersonal communication. In addition to performance, she has provided teacher in-services, residencies, workshops and conference presentations at state, national, and international venues.
Currently, Karla works as a professional teller, a drama specialist and a performer for the Las Vegas Improvisation Players, but she is in Utah often, telling and helping kids of all ages have fun through storytelling and drama. She sings, plays guitar, autoharp, washboard and djembe drum as part of storytelling performances. She uses puppetry for younger children.
“Karla is a dynamic performer. Her voice is rich, deep, and vibrant.
She uses music, rhythm and movement to enhance her storytelling.
She is a joy to watch and will leave you feeling enriched and full
—Steffani Raff, Storyteller, Creator of Pirates and Pajamas.
One-Woman Show–The Journey
Explores the inevitable ups and downs, twists and turns, humor,
challenges, frustrations, joys and ironies of living.
Explores the seldom seen, multiple layers of a person’s life story.
Themed School Assemblies ( Multi-cultural, Reading, Character Building, School specified themes)
“Accessing the Creative Spirit Through Professional Improv Techniques.”
“Sensationally Successful Methods for Accessing Your Storytelling Potential”
“So, What Can You Do With Your Voice?”
“Professional Techniques for Creating Character Voice.”
Telling the Scary Story
“Making your Classroom Come Alive Through Storytelling and Creative Drama.
“Teaching Literacy Through Storytelling and Drama Techniques.”
“Ten Red Hot Process Drama Tools for More Effective Teaching.”