First Name Debra
Last Name Olson-Tolar
Phone 818-403-8331
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Biography Debra Olson-Tolar was the first storyteller asked to join the J. Paul Getty Museum’s initiative to pair original story with pieces from their permanent art collection. A professional storyteller since 1997, she has shared her stories and taught workshops at the Los Angeles Storytelling Festival, Texas Storytelling Festival, and the National Storytelling Conference, as well as at women’s retreats, schools, churches, and libraries.Her background includes a B.A. in Acting and a Ph.D. in Speech Communication.
Repertoire I tell folktales and personal narratives, sometimes interweaving the two. My repertoire tends to focus on strong women tales, healing stories, and re-tellings of biblical narratives.
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