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Dennis Boyne has led two lives for the past thirty years. On the Corporate side, Dennis is a former District Manager for AT&T and is presently a consultant in computer applications for Legacy Solutions. He serves on two boards, Public Policy for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and ProJeCt of Easton. He is a former board member of the Chamber’s Small Business Council and WDIY radio. Dennis’ second life is one of show business and entertainment. He is the past artistic director of Philemon Productions in New Jersey and was part owner and Creative Consultant for New Jersey Public Theater in Cranford, NJ. He has acted, produced or directed over seventy productions. He won the New York Daily News Drama Critic Award, New Jersey Edition for his portrayal of Marat in the play Marat/Sade. Lately Dennis was a member of the improv group Improvolution in New York and has studied Storytelling with John Flynn of Upright Citizens Brigade also in New York. He continues to work with improvisation groups and storyslams. He has appeared in Scranton Storyslam and West Chester Storyslam as well as the storyslam at the Gotham nightclub in New York. Dennis has written plays including Spirit, Christmas Eve, Advent and The Key to the Sword and Stone. He is presently in the process of writing his first children’s story called Jake at Church. Dennis lives with his wife Nancy in Easton, Pa and Elk Mountain.

Why we do What we Do!

I Believe

I believe that this is a wonderful world and time we live in, But Media, Politics and events may depict our challenges and amplify our differences to the point of polarization. but I believe that there are more positive things in this life then negative and we definitely have more things in common with each other than what is different.

If we can find a tool that would allow us to communicate with both people we agree with and people we have differences with, the world might be a better place. I believe I found such a tool

That tool is telling true stories to one another.  The simple art of telling a true story to someone listening to their true story by applying the rules of respect for others will be the start of true communication. It is an effective tool that will help bridge those polarized gaps.

At our Story Slams, stories are told by old and young alike.  You do not have to be an expert, just a person that has a story to share.  It is that sharing that makes the evening a special time of fun for everyone.

The beauty of such evenings and of storytelling itself is that the author is also part of the audience and more importantly the audience becomes part of the author.  It embraces the things we have in common and transcends all differences such as age, politics, race and sex.  It can even begin friendships.

I thank you for letting me share my joy of true storytelling.  It is my hope that you can be part of the fun and attend a story slam, perhaps tell a story.  Our next one is September 20th and the Theme is “Whoops”. We welcome you with open arms and hope to see you soon.

 

Dennis Boyne

Executive Director

Lehigh Valley Story Slam

We will be doing a Story Slam Workshop July 12

As part of the Lehigh Storytelling Guild’s lecture series, Dennis Boyne will be giving a workshop on telling stories at a story slam, 6:00pm at Godfrey Daniels July 12 in Bethlehem

Items we will be covering at the workshop are:

  • Story Creation and Structure
  • How to develop a relationship with the Audience
  • How to Emphasize voice an body
  • How to use a microphone
  • How to Enjoy Telling a Story and How to Have Fun!

Check out our brief video