THE THREE MONKS
Three monks share tales on a barren mountain. Using masks, collage, music & video projections, O'ahu storyteller Jeff Gere becomes each of them, telling their tragic tales, telling of their renunciation of the world, & their redemption in hearing the tales of others. Uplifting & sad- expect tears. This is a new performance by an old performer.
Venue: NextDoor. 43 Hotel Street
Date/Time: Jan 10 @ 9pm, Jan 11 @ 6pm
Genre: Tragic Storytelling Performance
Warnings: Adults Only, Sexual Content, Violent Content
More info: Jeff Gere
Born on Halloween, Jeff Gere blends talents as painter, puppeteer, and mime into shows which have electrified audiences in Hawaii (and beyond) of every age for thirty years. Jeff's animated physical energy, wide range of voices, morphing elastic face and clear characterizations make his shows unforgettable events. Jeff becomes his stories!
As the Drama Specialist for Oahu's Parks Department, Jeff directed the Talk Story Festival, Hawaii’s biggest storytelling celebration (26 year). Jeff hosted/created Talk Story Radio, a weekly Pacific storytelling show (2 years on Hawaii Public Radio). His 'Story TV' aired monthly story shows (1990-2014). Jeff’s made ten CDs (many awards) and two DVDs. Retired to end 2014, Jeff has toured internationally to Thailand, China, Japan, twice to India & Romania, and three times to Taiwan. He did shadow puppets on most these tours along with storytelling.
He produced a national Talk Story Conference (Waikiki, ’09) and 3 Talk Story Beach Camps. He received an Oracle Award (National Storytelling Network ’07) He told to 2,000 for 12 minutes in a circus tent (2010 National Storytelling Festival, Tennessee), & was in residence there too (Aug. 2013). He’s also performed in Hong Kong, Vancouver, Arctic Canada, Spain, Turkey, Guam, and Samoa. He tours Hawaii annually and Oahu continually. His 'Spooky' show (with Honolulu Theater for Youth) ran a month in their theater (October '12) with shadow puppets, which is normal for Jeff. More at www.jeffgere.com