About Cris Riedel

A twenty-year veteran of performing stories, Cris likes best to tell the old ones.  Folktales of those who solve the problem–and save the day–with their wits.  She has performed at the National Storytelling Conference, and the Stone Soup and Lehigh Valley Festivals.  This year she  celebrated eleven years of receiving grants for telling for summer reading programs in her native western New York state.

From Cris's Commentary

Fill the Space with Sound November 13, 2017

So we tell tales in various places and spaces.  Sometimes with microphones, many times without.  So you need to fill a big space with your voice, your characters.  Yell?  Please don’t!  First, remind yourself to talk to the back row.  Voice, the production of words and sounds, comes from the desire to communicate.   Just keeping … Continue reading Fill the Space with Sound

We’re of two voices October 2, 2017

The human voice seems to have two parts — high and low.  You have resonators: in the head, and in the chest.  Your sound changes depending on how much resonance is focused on which part of your body.  You’ve tried sirens up and down, yes?  And there’s the clunk when you move between the two. Well, … Continue reading We’re of two voices