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Storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy to present Irish tales at ETSU

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JOHNSON CITY (March 25, 2014) — Clare Muireann Murphy will present a program of Irish mythology for adults, “Inisfail: Island of Destiny,” on Wednesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bud Frank Theater on the campus of East Tennessee State University.

The free public event is sponsored by the Campus Activities Fund, the ETSU Storytelling Program and the Women’s Resource Center.

Murphy will also lead a workshop open to students and the general public on Thursday, April 3, from 9 a.m.-noon in Charles C. Sherrod Library, room 311. Titled “Physicality in Storytelling: What to Do with the Body,” the session is meant for performers and storytellers interested in the mechanics of integrating the voice and body to enhance delivery.

A Dublin-born, London-based contemporary performer and writer, Murphy’s performance includes myth, legend, folklore, fables, contemporary personal tales and original stories. Her storytelling shows are full of epic journeys, social commentary and observational humor.

Murphy has performed in more than 20 countries, and she collaborates with artists, teachers and universities around the world. She has appeared at international festivals in Oslo, Stockholm, Vienna, Singapore, Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon and Toronto, as well as locally in Jonesborough.

Currently, Murphy is working with the National Theatre and the National Trust in the United Kingdom, and she has worked in the past with the Royal Shakespeare Company in London.

For more information, contact Dr. Joseph Sobol, coordinator of the ETSU Storytelling Program, at (423) 439-7863 or . For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at (423) 439-8346.