Seasonal Offerings & Happy Thanksgiving!

We Tell Stories

5740 York Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90042


Board of Directors

Carl Weintraub, Chairman
William Turner, President
Gilbert Pacheco, Secretary
Larry Guzin
Jeff Hilger 
Tanya de Leon


Diana Tanaka,
Artistic Director
Susan Devlin,
Programs Director
Stacy Turner,
Associate Artistic Director
Joyce Lee,
Educational Programs Director
Candy Danzig,
Director, Staff Development & Master Teacher
Betsy Oltmann,
Development Director 
Lisa Grissom,
Director of Marketing & Special Events

Jamie Hebert,
Ronalee Par Miyisaki
Administrative Assistants

Company Members

Rico Anderson
Teri Benjamin
Beresford Bennett
Candy Danzig
Gina Fields
Tony Gatto
Keith Gaytan
Carrie Gibson
Maricella Ibarra
Gerald James
Jully Lee
Caryn Andrea Lindsey
Pablo Marz
Brian Meredith
Linda Miller
Cadry Nelson
David Nott
Armando Ortega
Deena Rubinson
Pogo Saito
Ova Saopeng
Michelle Simek
Annika Smith
Carla Vega
Carl Weintraub

Teaching Artists
Jesse Bliss
Candy Danzig
Denise Iketani
Gina Fields
Gerald James
Peter Kors
David Lewis
Angela Lloyd
Pablo Marz
Linda Miller
Laura Napoli
Armando Ortega
Michelle Simek
Carl Weintraub


We Tell Stories would like to thank our many supporters!

Corporate Sponsor


Ahmanson Foundation
Los Angeles Department
of Cultural Affairs
Culver City Arts Commission
Employees Community Fund of Boeing California
LA County Arts Commission
Norris Foundation
Ralph Parsons Foundation
Stern Memorial Trust
Sony Pictures

Arts for All  
Centennial Plaza Park 
Children’s Creative Project
Community Arts Resources LA County MTA—Metro
Los Angeles Music Center
Education Division 
LA County Museum of Art 
LAUSD, Arts Education Branch  
North Figueroa Association Old LA Farmers Market
Orange County
Performing Arts Center 
Performances to Grow On Festival Plaza de la Raza
Kick-off the holiday season on 12/6 with
a FREE We Tell Stories performance - Season of Giving!
On December 6th at 2 pm, We Tell Stories presents our classic holiday show, Season of Giving at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Ave, Culver City 90230.
Season of Giving is a collection of Channukha, Christmas, and Kwanzaa plays celebrating the holiday season. The performance will be followed by a Holiday Music Concert performed by Ballet y Estudiantina de Castle Heights Elementary School.
After the performance, refreshments will be provided by the Culver City Friends of the Library. This free performance is open to the public. We hope to see you there!
This event is made possible in part by a grant from the
City of Culver City Arts in Public Places Fund.
For more info, call The Julian Dixon Library: 310-559-1676
Teachers are talking!

 “It’s wonderful to hear students laugh so hard. It’s great to see them get creative and really enjoy themselves.”
Esther Avila Leon, Teacher – Grade 1
Carson Elementary
"Thanks a million. You were truly a gem. You brought another unique yet effective method of stimulating and fostering student development.”
 Janet Banks, Teacher - Grade 1
Franklin Elementary

Looking for an Assembly or Family Show?
Season of Giving & Channukah Tales
are perfect for the Holidays!
If your local PTA or your child's school is looking to book a holiday show, We Tell Stories has two entertaining programs to choose from - Season of Giving and Channukah Tales. Both shows have become fan favorites for kids and parents alike! These shows are also perfect for Family Nights and Holiday festivals.

Season of Giving is comprised of three delightful stories from all over the world. Audience members play many of the title roles in this thought-provoking frolic through the winter holidays.  Persephone in Hades, is the Greek Myth explaining the origin of winter. A. A. Milne's Christmas poem, KING HILARY AND THE BEGGARMAN, tells us, "Don't be afraid of doing things.  (Especially, of course, for Kings.)."  ONE CHANNUKAH IN CHELM is a silly “Stone Soup” story about the joys of charity.  O'Henry’s THE GIFT OF THE MAGI may still elicit a tear as "two foolish children" sacrifice their greatest treasures in order to give the simple gift of love.   
We Tell Stories' Jewish Tales include wonderful adaptations of THE CHANNUKAH GUEST by Eric A. Kimmel, wherein Bubba Brayna mistakes a bear for the rabbi, ONE CHANNUKAH IN CHELM, a tale very much like Stone Soup but focuses more on the generosity of the townspeople,  and ROOSTER PRINCE, a Hasidic tale about being true to oneself.
We look forward to seeing you this Holiday Season!

“Today I learned how to act out stories. I learn that you can read the story and just rearrange the story a little bit and let your heart be free…”
Julita Ula, Student - Carson Elementary

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"Got no checkbooks, got no banks.
Still I'd like to express my thanks.
I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night!"
  - Irving Berlin
All of us at We Tell Stories wish you and yours
a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving Holiday!