Fourth Annual, Saturday, September 26th

Evening Performance

EVENING PERFORMANCE  - This Performance is created for a mature audience, please consider the Family Show if you have very young children

SATURDAY, 8:00 PM There will be one intermission, with tea & treats for sale to benefit The Small Schools library, and then we'll return for spectacular second half. 

Advance Tickets on sale at

The Storytelling Festival features brilliant storytellers, musicians, and spoken word artists who showcasing original performances that empower individuals and encourage diversity, so that all members of our community can learn and thrive from stories that illustrate the wisdom and compassion needed to navigate this complex human experience we all share. 

 Sirena Andrea is committed to creating an event and community culture for stories to be told. She was initiated into the world of storytelling over 15 years ago and has enchanted to 5 to 50 years olds all over the world. 

She is the Artistic Director of the Storytelling Festival and professional Story Coach helping business owners, authors, and speakers Create Unforgettable Stories so they can have a more memorable impact in their field.

The Winner of the Art's Council Creation Grant two years running and the 2013 Artist in Residence at the 418 Project - Sirena is committed to collecting and refining her craft bringing to you stories, myths and legends that open your mind and heart!  see more:

Reverend Deborah Johnson is the founding minister and president of the Omnifaith outreach ministry, Innerlight Ministries, which is dedicated to teaching the application of Universal Spiritual Principles to all aspects of life.  She holds a vision of Oneness, beyond creed and doctrine, and feels particularly called to heal the sense of separation in community. 

She is known for her ability to bring clarity to complex and emotionally charged issues through her public speaking capabilities. She has also been a successful co-litigant for both the inclusion of sexual orientation in California's Civil Rights Bill as well as legalizing domestic partnerships in California. She is a voice for compassion, equality, and reconciliation.


Ocean Robbins is co-founder Revolution Network, adjunct professor in Chapman University's Peace Studies Department, and co-author with his dad, bestselling author John Robbins, of Voices of the Food Revolution. 

Ocean has spoken in person to more than 200,000 people and facilitated hundreds of gatherings for leaders from 65+ nations.  He is a recipient of many awards, including the Freedom's Flame Award and the national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service.  Learn more about his work at  

 Michele Bissonnette Robbins is a mother, author, dancer, singer/songwriter, social change catalyst and threshold doula.  For over 20 years, she has helped lead the non-profit "YES!" which connects and inspires visionary young leaders worldwide.  

She lives with her beloved husband of 21 years; Ocean, unschooling/homeschooling their amazing, autistic twins; River and Bodhi. She is currently working on a book about their journey, tentatively titled; Wild Beauty - Radical Adventures Raising Autistic Twins with Unconditional Love.

 In the space between art and persona there is magic. Marya Stark lives there. Drawing from influences as diverse as Baroque classical, Broadway, pop and folk, Marya crafts a sound that is wholly original. She creates the way she breathes; without choice or hesitation. 

Marya loves to incorporate the audience right into the heart of the song through looping the audience's voices, passing out props, and telling tall tales. She is a carrier of myth, mystery, and medicine songs with which she embarks to create a ceremony of the human condition, taking her audience on a journey through the caverns of the soul.


Sage Lavine is a Spiritual Business Coach and Mentor for Transfomational Women Entrepreneurs and considers herself to be a story-loving unretired camp counselor.  From the thousands of campers Sage inspired with folklore, to her current mission inspiring business women from all the world, Sage believes life is meant to be full of magic and that we are all meant to live our destiny together.


Heather's exquisite voice and graceful spirit will invite your heart to dance! Both a classically and jazz trained vocalist, she has devoted her life to revealing the essence of Love through singing. Rooted near the ocean in Santa Cruz, she leads local and international "Women's Spirit Song" class and retreats, directs the women's global music choir Yala Lati a, teaches privately, and aims to offer all students a path to a transcendent connection with the Divine light within. Please visit her at

Jay Golden is a veteran of 15 years of cross-media storytelling, ranging from improvisational theater to animated music videos shows to online kids shows. As Founder of Wakingstar Storyworks, a boutique storytelling company that serves clients such as the Centers for Disease Control, Facebook and YouTube, Jay spends his days speaking, training, and creating events designed to help leaders find, shape and tell their own stories, so they can shape the world.


As a life-long learner, Terra Collier-Young is currently a Master of Divinity student at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA, Several years ago, while opening her heart and mind to the world's religious and spiritual practices, studies, and scriptures she memorized the "Abwoon" (Aramaic Lord's Prayer) while painting a watercolor mandala of her life and spirituality. She is called to share this sacred text, and divine words from a divine teacher, as a gift for all who have ears to hear.


Santa Cruz Storytelling Festival