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Draper Historic Theatre – The Ruby Tree

When: Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Draper Historic Theatre, 12366 S 900 E, Draper, Utah 84020

The power of story to teach and pass down knowledge has been used since the beginning of time. The gift of storytelling is its ability to connect, inspire, and instill respect within our hearts and communities. Storytelling is an art we can all participate in, but there are artists such[…]

The Ruby Tree – Teller, Tale and Tradition Weekend

When: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Where: Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX

Join Teller and Tradition bearer Shonaleigh for a unique, immersive weekend of storytelling to experience a living, unbroken oral tradition. The Druts’yla tradition has been passed down from Grandmother to Granddaughter by generations of Jewish women. Around 4000 tales are held within the mind and recalled on request, using the[…]

Drut’sylas, Storytelling, and The Ruby Tree

This guest post, by storyteller and Creative Writing lecturer Simon Heywood, was originally featured on The Writer’s Cookbook About four years ago, I really started listening to my wife. Really listening. Although Shonaleigh had worked for twenty years as as a professional storyteller, she had started something new: new for […]

Event: The Ruby Tree

The Ruby Tree – told by Shonaleigh A King and his Queen long for a child. There is only one way to fulfil this wish: the King must pluck a fruit from the strange and wonderful Ruby Tree, planted by Elijah himself and guarded by a shape-shifting witch. This haunting […]

Tellers, Tales and Tradition

“But that’s another story for another time…” Shonaleigh was taught 12 story cycles by her Grandmother, each containing hundreds of tales. These stories interconnect – you may start with the tale of the Diamond Girl and find yourself swimming with an Ice Fish on a distant shore before returning to […]

An Evening of Storytelling with Shonaleigh

When: Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Provo Library, 550 N University Ave Provo, UT 84601

Internationally renowned storyteller Shonaleigh was brought up in the Drut’syla tradition by her Bubbe (Grandmother). An oral storyteller in the Yiddish tradition, Shonaleigh will share stories from The Ruby Tree, one of five tales in the Gem Cycle of Jewish stories. Free tickets for this event will be available online[…]

Press Resources

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Event: Out Of The Silence

The forgotten story of the sixteen thousand who refused to kill Out of the Silence is a storytelling performance by Simon Heywood and Shonaleigh Cumbers, drawing on first hand accounts of the lives of the conscientious objectors of the First World War and bringing their experiences to life in a […]