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Storyteller electrifies audiences with wit and stories PDF Print E-mail
    As a guest of the Chase County Area Arts Council (CCAAC) Jan. 12, professional storyteller Rita Paskowitz is guaranteed to be an audience pleaser.
    The Omahan doesn’t just tell stories—she electrifies them. It’s no wonder: having graduated with a major in speech and drama during the waning days of the Viet Nam War, she has been speaking out dramatically ever since.
    She jokes that she’s spent her whole life trying to live up to her hair, which she says is real.
    Paskowitz currently works as an Artist-in-Residence in the Schools/Communities and in the Nebraska Touring Program for the Nebraska Arts Council.
    She teaches storytelling and education in the College of Education at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, leads discussions at Joslyn Art Museum, is the official storyteller for Ted E. Bear Hollow’s KIDSKAMP for Grieving Children, and speaks on depression to both children and adults.
    Paskowitz said she’s available for everyone in need of having “the cockles of their hearts warmed, tickled and teased.”
    The performance, sponsored by CCAAC and the Nebraska Arts Council, will begin at 7 p.m. Monday night at the Chase County Schools auditorium.
    Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students at the door. Admission is also by a CCAAC season ticket or a Holyoke (Colo.) Arts Council season ticket.
    Paskowitz will also give two performances at CCS during the day.