Cris Riedel

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 Stone Soup and Lehigh Valley Festivals, and is celebrating ten years of telling for summer reading programs in her native western New York state.

From Cris's Commentary

on past summer August 17, 2015

Once Upon A Lake festival in Hammondsport NY was terrific!  Like them on Facebook so you know about next year’s festivities!  My summer shows are all done, on to my last year teaching public school, I’m astounded.  I will be performing at Dansviile ArtWorks in November–watch for the date!

summer kids are remarkable July 17, 2015

Who doesn’t worry that the stories chosen will fit with the audience? For a hero tale I chose The Giant With No Heart– a good fifteen-minute tale. Concerned for the youngest listeners, and I shouldn’t have worried.  Even a two-year-old followed intently!  From a mom: The storytelling program was a great time! I love how … Continue reading summer kids are remarkable

More stories, please July 4, 2015

August 15th in Hammondsport there will be stories-with Motoko and Eshu Bumpus! That’s the same day as the craft festival, do come for the many arts. The festival is now not-for-profit; expenses for that were draining. Please come support Finger Lakes Storytelling! Kids free at 1 pm, headline performance at 7pm for $10, both at … Continue reading More stories, please