Jasmin Cardenas tells tales

May 21–25, 2024 @ International Storytelling Center

• MAY 21-25: Storytelling Live is held at the International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, Tenn. Matinee performances are at 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. She also performs May 23 at 7:30 p.m.

This week’s featured storyteller is Jasmin Cardenas. The daughter of immigrant parents, Cardenas is an award-winning Colombian-American storyteller, actress, educatorand arts activist who explores the uncomfortable truths of our complicated humanity. Cardenas regularly tours her Spanish bilingual program, Cuentos From The Americas, which highlights lesser known folktales and legends to libraries, schools, and festivals around the country. Recognized for her work using theater to uplift workers’ voices, in 2020 Cardenas was awarded an international LAB Fellowship at the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University. A member of Dramatists Guild of America, Cardenas is the adapter of a children’s book,"Maybe Something Beautiful," as a bilingual puppet film and live performance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Together with working Chicagoans she developed WorkersTEATRO to harness the power of art in action and move the dial for workers rights. Also an actress, Jasmin has performed on numerous stages including Steppenwolf, Goodman, and Lifeline Theatre and her television credits include appearances on "Chicago Fire" (NBC), "The CHI" (Showtime), and "Betrayal" (ABC).

$12 senior/student/under 18; $14 adults. 800-952-8392,www.storytellingcenter.net

Category: Storytelling