Performances, Awards, Grants

Where We’ve Performed

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President Obama’s Inaugural Celebration ’09 at the Smithsonian; President Clinton’s Inaugural Celebration ’97 at the Smithsonian; National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee; “Keepers of the Lore” Joseph Campbell Storytelling Festival in Milford, New Hampshire; San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival; Fabelhaft Festival, Austria; Smokey Hill River Festival in Salina, Kansas; “Tell It In the Mountains,” Storytelling Festival in Ashville, North Carolina; Timpanogos’ Storytelling Festival in Orem, Utah; Michigan Storytelling Festival in Flint, Michigan; and many more.

Museums and Universities:

Smithsonian Discovery Theater; Kennedy Center Millenium Stage; Chicago Children’s Museum; SFMOMA; San Jose Children’s Museum; Denver Art Museum; Denver Museum of Natural History; UC San Diego, Davis, Santa Barbara, Berkeley; Shasta College; Sonoma State; Beloit College; Colorado State; Arizona State; SF State; University of Connecticut; Amherst College and others.


The Association of American Cultures’ Open Dialogue III & IV; Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education; Filipino American Educators Association; Michigan Reading Association; Japanese American Citizen’s League; California Foreign Language Teacher’s Association; National Education Association, Partnership for Public Health; and more.

Touring Rosters:

California Arts Council; Young Audiences throughout United States; Los Angeles Music Center; Orange County Performing Arts Center; various arts councils and agents throughout United States.


Flynn Center for the Performing Arts; Kravis Center for the Performing Arts; and many more.


NPR’s “All Things Considered”; Cable TV; and PBS.


’08 Circle of Excellence Award by the National Storytelling Network; San Francisco Green Business Award ’07; ’99 “Artist of the Year” by National Young Audiences, Inc.; ’96 Parents’ Choice Gold and ’95 National Parenting Silver for “Asian Treasure Bag” video; ’95 Emmy for best PBS pilot “Short Stories, Tall Tales”; ’95 Bronze Telly for “Jackie Torrance Presents Asian Tales”; ’91 Izzie finalist for sound/score/music/text for “Legend of Singkil.”


Current Grants include National Endowment for the Arts (training next generation Eth-Noh-Tec storytelling style), San Francisco Grants for the Arts (productions), San Francisco Arts Commission (creative space), Zellerbach Family Foundation (salons), Target stores (Green Grows the Story), and National Storytelling Network (Green Grows the Story). Thanks to Eth-Noh-Tec’s previous grant providers: NEA Folk Arts; SF Grants for the Arts; SF Arts Commission; California Arts Council; Zellerbach Family Fund; Asian American Arts Foundation; G & G Education Fund; Creative Work Fund; Walter & Elise Haas Fund; SF Foundation; SF Volunteer Arts Contribution Fund; Gerbode Fund; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; SF Mayor’s Office of Children, Youth and Families; New Langton Arts; Western Arts Alliance; Business Volunteers for the Arts; and private donors.

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