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We recommend you check references before committing to a contract with any performer. Fees and experience may vary widely.

ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers  
Membership Directory 2021


Barbra Akpan (Wisdom Seeker)
Edith C. Armstrong (Mama Edie)
Beverly Bennett
Marcia Ann Berry
Baba Tony Brown
D. Kucha Brownlee
Joyce R. Cohen
Alice Collins
Betty Davis
Dr. Stephanie Davenport
Veronica Omiyale' DuPart
Andrea Fain
Sharon Flannagan
Velma Gladney
Dolores Gordon (Ms Dee)
Dr. Elisha Hall
Henry Harmon (Baba Mondrea)
Loretta Hawkins (Firekeeper)
Gwendolyn Hilary (Gwen)
Emily Lansana
Talle Laosebikan
Virginia Lathan
Muteeat Lawal (Firida)
Charlotte Owen (Mama Cat)
Patricia Redd (Serenity)
Sadarri Saskill
Dhamana Shauri
Paula Smith
Joanne E. Thomas
Joyce Wasner


Ifeni Akinbusuy
Layla Akinbusuy
Owen Charles
Khalilah Muhammad
Sajdah Muhammad
Ari Lasana
Brooks Lasana
Destiny Preston
Afua Rashid
Dumisani Rashid
Kandake Rashid
Alaric Rylon
Javadia Rylon