Storytelling Circle of Excellence
"In him, The
Brothers Grimm and Carl Jung meet Monty Python."
A Telling Experience
David Novak is an on-stage wizard, spinning his tales with
wild creativity, intelligence, and wit.”
30 years of Innovation, Education, & Entertainment in Story Arts
Recipient of the Oscar of the
storytelling world, the Circle of
Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network and as a Master
Storyteller for the Disney Institute, Novak is a master of all
storytelling genres bringing hundreds of stories to life.
performing at the National Storytelling Festival before thousands or in
front of a small group of wide-eyed children, audiences savor each
sentence and anxiously anticipate the next. He immerses
completely in a story and embodies each character. His love
telling is inescapable. David
a single tour, David entertains
theatre-goers, educates students,
advises corporate clients, and coaches creative artists. Contact
NOW BOOKING SCHOOL PROGRAMS
residencies directly address competency goals in the Arts and English,
concepts in Science for Inquiry,
Systems, Order, Change and Constancy as they explore the natural world
for ancient patterns that create new stories.
hall to the early childhood classroom, the university
seminar to the company meeting room, David Novak creates experiences to
entertain imagination, engage emotion, and discover common ground. His
storytelling is highly interactive, live, and immediate. On stage, he
ranges across myth and memoir in dynamic solo performances. In his
family concerts, generations gather around a virtual storytellers'
fire. His works for youth spark creativity while making connections
across culture. His standards-based school programs explore patterns in
narrative and creative story-making. His consulting clients identify
their core narrative, using storytelling as a tool for program
development, values clarification and improved working relationships.
As a one-on-one coach, David helps writers and performers fully develop
new works. His extensive repertory ranges from The
Heroic Climb of Itsy Bitsy