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

Location:
5740 York Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Phone:
323.256.2336 
 
Fax:
323.256.3236 
 
Email: 
info@wetellstories.org
 
Online:


Board of Directors

Carl Weintraub, Chairman
 
William Turner, President
  
Gilbert Pacheco, Secretary
 
Dennis Carter, Treasurer

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

Funders

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


City National Bank
 
Employees Community Fund of Boeing California 
 
Los Angeles County Arts Commission

 Norris Foundation
 
Ralph Parsons Foundation

 Stern Memorial Trust
 
Collaborators

Arts for All  
 
 Centennial Plaza Park 
 
Children’s Creative Project
 
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
 
Councilmember
Ed P. Reyes, District 1
 
Councilmember 
Jose Huizar, District 14
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Big Sunday Flea Market on May 3rd!

Have we got stuff for you!
Pogo  Saito, David Nott, Gina Fields

WTS is teaming with Big Sunday, an amazing non-profit that organizes the largest regional community service event in America, to produce the
 
BIG SUNDAY FLEA MARKET
with all net proceeds going to WTS!

Sunday, May 3rd
10 AM – 4 PM

the corner of 3rd and Fairfax
7933 W 3rd St
next to the Farmer’s Market
Los Angeles 90048
 
We’ll be selling everything and anything folks donate to us
 So come out and get a great bargain!
 
We need volunteers to help set up, sell merchandise, cleanup, and break down.  We also need donated items that we can sell:  new or gently-used, big or small.

To volunteer, please sign up on line:
  For the morning shift
Or email Deena

To donate items, please call us at 323-256-2336.
You can arrange a drop-off anytime from 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday.   5740 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90042 
Corner of York and Miwaukee
Entrance to office is on Milwaukee
OR
Drop your donations off at the Flea Market on Sunday before noon.
 

 Any questions?  Please call the WTS Office at 323-256-2336
 
We look forward to seeing you all there!
 


May ~ Save the Dates!
Free Public Performances
 
“Cuentos de la Familia/Stories of the Family”
 
Saturday, May 2
11 am - 11:45 am
San Fernando Library
217 N. Maclay Avenue
San Fernando, CA  91340

818–365–4853

“Cinco de Mayo: Mexican Folktales”
Saturday, May 2
2 pm
- 2:45 pm
Culver City Julian Dixon Library
4975 Overland Blvd
Culver City, CA  90230

310-559-1676

“Toddler Tales”
Wednesday, May 6
4 pm - 4:45 pm
Westchester Loyola Village Library
7114 W. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90045
310-348-1096

 
“Earth Tales”
Wednesday, May 13
4 pm - 4:45 pm
Malibu Public Library
23519 W. Civic Center Way
Malibu, CA  90265
310-456-6430

“Cuentos de la Familia/Stories of the Family”
Wednesday, May 20
4 pm - 4:45 pm
Lennox Library
4359 Lennox Blvd
Lenox, CA  90304
310–674-0385


“Feast from the East: A Celebration of Asian Folktales”
Saturday, May 30
2 pm - 2:45 pm
Culver City Julian Dixon Library

4975 Overland Blvd
Culver City, CA  90230

310-559-1676

“The Whole Life of Hercules at the Getty Family Festival
Sunday, May 31
11 am & 2:15 pm 
Advanced reservation required
 Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

310- 440-7300

 


 
Book a WTS performance!
 

Ova Saopeng, Gerald James, and Candy Danzig visit Carver Elementary


WTS can perform at your school, library, or special event.
Contact Programs Director Susan Devlin to book a show! susan@wetellstories.org

  Some discounts available!


 
 
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the
Culver City Julian Dixon Library!
 
 
Pablo Marz and friend as roosters.
 
Join us for Cinco de Mayo: Mexican Folktales
Saturday, May 2nd at 2 pm! 
 
4975 Overland Blvd
Culver City, CA  90230
310-559-1676
Performances are FREE!

 
This performance, which is part of our year-long residency, honors Cinco de Mayo with 3 Mexican folktales that focus on family families such as honesty, appreciation, and sharing.
 




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Feast from the East
at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library!

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and WTS is celebrating with a performance of Asian folktales.  Stories feature a prideful Japanese sumo wrestler, a bickering, but lovable family in Sri Lanka, and a cockroach from Iran who wants to get married.
 
 
     Ova Saopeng and Stacy Turner

Saturday, May 30 at 2pm
Culver City Julian Dixon Library
4975 Overland Blvd
Culver City, CA  90230
310-559-1676
Performances are FREE!

 
Performances are made possible in part by a grant from the City of Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program Fund with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Culver City Julian Dixon Library is part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library.
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Please Support We Tell Stories!


To make a tax-deductible donation, visit: http://www.wetellstories.org/donate.htm


 Visit our donor page, acknowledging the support:
http://wetellstories.org/donors2 .htm 

Thank you!



"in the Village of Liver and Onions"
with Gerald James and Pogo Saito
photo by A. Paley