We Tell Stories
is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Organization.

5740 York Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90042


Board of Directors

Carl Weintraub

William Turner
Larry Guzin 
Vice President  
Dennis Carter 
Gilbert Pacheco

We Tell Stories
is grateful for the support from the following organizations:
Corporate Partnership
Employees Community Fund of Boeing California


Ahmanson Foundation
 City of Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program Fund with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment 
City of Los Angeles, Department
of Cultural Affairs

Employees Community Fund of Boeing California 
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
National Endowment
for the Arts

 Norris Foundation
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

 Stern Memorial Trust

Arts for All  
Big Sunday 
 Centennial Plaza Park
Community Arts Resources (CARS)
 Los Angeles County MTA—Go Metro
  Los Angeles
Music Center
Education Division 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art 
  Los Angeles Unified School District, Arts Education Branch

North Figueroa Association
 Old LA
Farmers Market
Orange County
Performing Arts Center 
  Performances to Grow On
 Festival Plaza de la Raza
Community Partners

Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council (HHPNC)
North Figueroa Association
Ed P. Reyes, District 1
Jose Huizar, District 14

Racing to the Finish Line!


We Tell Stories only needs to raise $2,500 to fully fund our theatre/
literacy residency program, Open Court Intensive, for this school year.
Open Court Intensive provides 4 low-income elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District with professional storytelling performances and 80 student workshops per school.
Students gain self-confidence, learn to focus, deepen their understanding of stories they are studying, and have fun.
San Fernando Elementary School 3rd graders
perform, "A Story, A Story" for their peers.
With funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Employees Community Fund of Boeing, City of Los Angeles Dept of Cultural Affairs,  Sidney Stern Memorial Trust, and generous donors like you we have almost reached our funding goal....almost.

Any amount you donate will be greatly appreciated.
To pledge your gift online go to: 
If you would prefer not to donate online, you may
print our donor/recurring gift form to send or fax back. 
We Tell Stories is a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit Organization (Tax ID# 95-3803911).
All contributions are 100% tax deductible

Thank you!

The Ring is Here!
The Rhine's Gold
premieres at
the Los Angeles Public Library in April
What is the “ring”? Why does everyone want it? 
We Tell Stories answers these questions and more in a 45-minute, family-friendly storytelling production, The Rhine’s Gold.  Created for the Los Angeles Public Library, The Rhine’s Gold, is based on Richard Wagner’s opera, Das Rhinegold, and features a puppet dwarf, charming costumes transformed from ordinary objects, and orchestral experts from the opera. 
Meet gods, dwarves, giants, and Rhinemaidens in this Wagnerian romp that includes plenty of audience participation.  The Rhine’s Gold is ideal for children ages 5 to 12 and their families.        

Wednesday, April 22
4:15 pm
11360 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Saturday, April 24
2:00 pm
630 W. Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA  90071
All performances are free!

For additional performances in May and June, please see our website.


Suggested We Tell Stories Shows
May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month
Ova Saopeng and volunteer actor

Bring Feast from the East to your school in May! 
Stories include folktales from China, India, and Iran
that teach self-esteem, patience, and imagination.


Cuentos de la Familia 
Stories of the Family
Candy Danzig and young friend
Photo: B. Oltmann
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with our collection of folktales     from Mexico and Latin America.  Cuentos de las Familia / Stories of the Family  features tales that extol family values such as kindness, honesty, and appreciation.

WTS can perform for at your school, library, or special event.
Contact Programs Director Susan Devlin for more information.

  Some discounts available!

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Educating and Entertaining Children Since 1981
fostering a love of literature, art, and theatre

Happy Spring!