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Nina Lesiga

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Nina Lesiga designs novel experiences in storytelling, music making and travel for learning, entertainment and fuller living. Courtesy photo GBH/World Channel
Nina immerses audiences and workshop participants in uncommon adventures . She is available for hire as a storyteller, ukulelist and travel speaker/travel coach.

- Performmance of true, personal stories for storytelling programs, organizations, festival and literary salons.  

- "Untold Stories - Lend me Your Ear" - The state of the art of personal storytelling with storytelling performance

- "Ukulele for Everyone". An overview of the ukulele where participants are encouraged to play and sing along. Public use ukuleles provided

- "Solo Travel Bootcamp" - Strategies and insights for independent travel

- "Introduction to Personal Storytelling" workshop

- "Pack Your Bags Better" Travel Talk

- "Beginner/Adv Beginner Ukulele" workshops for children or adults

- "Personal story sharing circles for groups and organizations"

- Ukulele popup events where Nina brings public use ukuleles and gets strangers to play and sing along with her

2022 Upcoming Events
Monthly Bridgeport Art Trail Storytelling Exchange on first Thurs of the month from 7PM - 9 PM on Zoom (free) sponsored by the Bridgeport Art Trail and City Lights Gallery

Spring 2022 ukulele workshops for youth, teens and adults - Trumbull CT Recreation Dept (beginning May 3rd)and the Watermark (Southbury, CT) on Apr 28th.

Story City Troupe at the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center Fri, May 6th Theme:New Beginnings
 
Tell Me Another at the Hartford Flavor Company Sat, May 7th 8 PM Theme Oh Baby!

The Artichoke Storytelling,Sat May 14th at 8 PM in Beacon, NY
in-person and virtual tickets.

Artists Standing Strong Together Adult Storytelling Sat Sun June 11th at 10 PM EST on Zoom

Make Music Day Stratford (June 21, 2022)
Shakespeare Park, Stratford, CT
5:00 PM  Intergenerational Ukulele Workshop

Testimonials
"Lots of learning, lots of fun. Who knew it could be so rewarding to move outside one's comfort zone. Great experience" Adult Learner at Osher UCONN Waterbury

Proudest Accomplishment

Redesign from Chemist to Performing Artist

Experience Highlights

  • Keynote Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, Storyteller and Community Music Leader
    Immersive experiences in learning and entertainment

Interests

  • Performance/Engagements
    stage, radio, TV, conferences

Skills

  • KEYNOTE  Speaking
    20+
  • story telling
    20+
  • MUSIC MAKING
    20+

Questions & Answers

Where have you presented?
Solo Travel 101/Solo Travel Bootcamp/Self Discovery through Travel/Homestays - Stratford, Bronxville, New Canaan, Bangor, Mamaroneck, Fairfield, New Haven, Wallingford, Southington, Coventry, Madison. Hamden, Trumbull, Stamford, Cheshire, Middletown, Beacon Falls Public Library
Art of DayCations - Stratford, New Haven, New Canaan, Milford, Trumbull, Bronxville, Wallingford, North Branford, Cos Cob, East Haven, Simsbury, Fairfield, Westport, Hamden, Waterbury, Larchment, Easton, Manchester
Happiness during Transition, Happiness through Storytelling
- Hartford, Madison, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Old Lyme
Intro to PechaKucha Visual Storytelling - Barnum Museum, Sharing the Fire (Northeast Storytelling)
Intro to Storytelling - Stratford CT Public Library, Waterford CT Public Library, Continuing Adult Education in Stratford CT and Fairfield CT, Rock the Sound Festival, Bridgeport Art Trail

Storyteller - Stories from the Stage PBS TV, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Artists Standing String Together, Hartford's The MOuTH-off Story City Troupe, First Night Hartford CT, SpeakUp, Story Barn, Granite State Story Swap, White Mountain Storytelling Festival, PechaKucha in New Haven, Westport, Bangor, Bridgeport, Portsmouth, Stratford CT Storytelling Adventure, Juneteenth at Hempsted House, Rebirth Arts Festival Listen Y'All, Tellabration a the Institute Library, Adult Education Programs in Stratford, CT and Fairfield CT, "We Rise Storytelling Collective", Story Space, Yale Univ Tell Tale, Cornelia Street Cafe Story Exchange "Tell Me Another". "Maan You've Got to Hear This" "Generation Women", Madison CT Happiness Club, Sharing the Fire OLIO (NE Storytelling), Bookfest (Easthampton, MA), DOROT Open Mic (NYC), P(r)ose of Pie (NY), True Tales Live, What Happened Was, Right Behind the Ears, Three Birds Productions, Grackle - a Night of Storytelling, WPAA Time for a Story, Story Cafe, Take Two Storytelling , CosCob Library Story Slam, Clinton Arts Council, The Magnet Theatre, My Favorites, Better Said than Done, Hartford Children's Museum, The Riot Improv "Stories to Scenes"(Boston.)

Ukulele Workshops,Seminars,Events

Norwalk Lifelong Learner Institute at Norwalk Community College (CT), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCONN, Waterbury, Sterling House Community Center After school and adult programs, Stratford Continuing Adult Education in Stratford, CT, Stratford Library, Stratford, CT, Short Beach Stratford, CT, Make Music Day Bridgeport CT, Make Music Day Stratford CT, Make Music Day Norwalk, Make Music Day Global. Stratford Culture & Arts Festival, Woodbridge Senior Center, Reservoir Community Farm (Green Village Initiative), Trumbull Parks & Recreation.

Interview Shows
Stories from the Stage
PBS Season 3 "What We Wear"
Story Cafe "PechaKucha Storytelling" with Karen Chase - SeeKonk MA TV 9
True Tales Live - Portsmouth, NH
Revisionary Podcast
All My Friends are Animals

WPKN 89.5 FM "State of the Arts" , Bridgeport, CT
WVOF Fairfield 88.5 "Lady Beth's Unity Groove", Fairfield, CT

Member of "Northeast Storytelling"
Member of the "Story City Troupe"
Member of the "Hempsted Storytellers"
One of the organizers of PechaKucha-Bridgeport
Founder of the Bridgeport Story Exchange

Blog

Where is it?

There was a parade scheduled, but once I arrived, I realized the information I had on the location seemed wrong. I asked store owners and they weren’t sure.. I asked people in front of a city housing complex who confirmed it wasn’t on this avenue, but used “ I think it’s that way. When I saw a preschool class walking, I asked a teacher and they confirmed I was on the right path.

There weren’t any “no parking” signs, the traffic was still moving. It was almost parade time. Then a police...

Location

Greater New York City Area

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