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2/22/2006

Storytelling event features Layne Gneiting

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By Lori Dugan THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Speech Communications Department is proud to present Storytelling with Layne Gneiting on February 24, 2006. “Layne was here last spring,” says EAC Speech Communications Instructor, Lee Russell. “His innovative stories left an impression on the audience.” Gneiting will take the podium at 7:30 p.m. in the Gherald L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center Lee Little Theatre.

Experts call him “gifted.” Teachers call him “spellbinding.” Children just call him “great.” Gneiting began storytelling at an early age with some performances in high school and college. Since then he has put on hundreds of shows in dozens of locations. He has a Ph.D. in Performance Studies with an emphasis in Storytelling. Not only is he talented in storytelling, but he also has experience in musicals, comedies, dramas, melodramas, and children’s theatre productions. He is also involved with the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival which is held in late August in Orem, Utah.

With a multitude of character voices, vocal effects, and original music on his Yamaha 88-key synthesizer, Gneiting's tales fire the imagination. His energetic creativity is infectious, igniting students to create and perform original masterpieces.

“Layne combines his talents as a teller with his love of music. The two together make for wonderful storytelling,” said Russell. “Come and be entertained by his captivating stories!”

Admission to the storytelling event is free and the evening will be fun for the whole family. For more information, contact Lee Russell in the EAC Speech Communications Department at 428-8489.