Chicago's Highly Acclaimed Poetic Storyteller will present his signature Workshop and Parent involvement activity at Freedom School Long Beach California.
Oba is an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award Recipient in Traditional Folk Arts and a
Gwendolyn Brooks Hands on Stanza’s award recipient. He has been a featured artist on WTTW television, WBEZ, and at the DuSable Museum of African American History. Theatrical credits include his one man show, Breaking Chains, at Beatrice Community College, Beatrice, Nebraska; Sound of a Voice, Halsted Theatre, Chicago, Illinois; and his award-winning lead male acting performance in Louie and Ophelia, eta Theatre, Chicago, Illinois. www.storytellingking.com
Oba William King has performed in, and directed numerous presentations and
educational workshops designed to introduce students to the power of the spoken word
and the magic of literature. Oba is innovative, energetic, professional and dedicated.
During the past five years his programs have had long lasting, positive effects on school
age youth, their parents and community members. His interactive performances,
storytelling, drama workshops and lectures involve participants in a stimulating variety of
self-image, self-esteem building activities. Programs are designed to celebrate diversity