Folktale Productions

Quality Entertainment & Educational Programs

Folktale Productions was founded in 1987 by Jan Dolan & Bobby Norfolk to promote arts in schools and communities, including storytelling, living history and musical programs. Today, we feature some of the finest teaching artists and performers in the country. We offer a variety of services including performances, workshops, lectures, cabaret shows, keynote speakers, in-service training & residencies, and can tailor programs to fit special themes. Our artists travel both nationally and internationally, and have presentations for all ages.

Enter the imaginative theater of your mind, and take a few minutes to review our eight outstanding artists who represent the best in quality education & entertainment. Ideal for festivals, businesses, school & universities, museums, community events, churches, libraries and so much more! Book a special performance, lecture or workshop today! Call to discuss individual performance prices and available booking dates. Thank-you for keeping the arts alive and thriving, and for supporting a small performing arts company. We appreciate your business!


Bobby Norfolk
Emmy Winning Storyteller, Teaching Artist & Author


New! Darius Wallace
Nationally Known Actor and Performance Artist


Randel McGee
World Traveling Storyteller & Puppeteer


Beverly Brennan
Award Winning Actor/Director, Storytelling Humorist & Educator


Sherry Norfolk
Storyteller, Teaching Artist & Award Winning Author


Annette Harrison
Award Winning Storyteller, Teaching Artist & Author


Kenya Ajanaku
Nationally Known Drummer and Storyteller & Drummer


Megan Wells
Award Winning Actor/Director & Storyteller


Brian Elsesser
Storytelling Historian & Speaker

Featured Program

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In this engaging and entertaining new program, St. Louisians Beverly Brennan & Bobby Norfolk shine a bright light on the problems of race and culture in America, through the lens of their own city.

Through storytelling, theater, poetry, comedy, song, personal stories, and thought-provoking prose, Beverly and Bobby expose issues such as stereotyping, ethnicity, ignorance & fear, illuminating a pathway to racial harmony.

Communication enables healing from tragedies such as Ferguson. Storytelling is all about listening and, quite often, enables those too racially deaf or intolerant to make positive changes. Beverly and Bobby tell both sides of the story, and discover that people are more alike than they are different.

We recommend this relevant performance for middle school though adult, and it is adaptable for schools, colleges, festivals, conferences, keynotes, libraries, businesses and museums. This 60 minute performance can be booked with a 30 minute talk back to enhance further exploration, and is also available as a two hour workshop. Hand-outs for discussion/study are available upon request.

Folktale Productions Welcomes a New Artist

Darius Wallace

Nationally Known Actor and Performance Artist

Programs include one man shows on Frederick Douglas, Martin Luther King and the poetry of Lansgton Hughes. More...

Bobby Norfolk

2016-2017 Repertoire

Bobby has issued a new listing of his repertoire for the new year.