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DAVID NOVAK    ––    Storyteller

Remarkable    •    Irresistible    •    Versatile    •    Wacky

Storytelling Circle of Excellence
"In him, The Brothers Grimm and Carl Jung meet Monty Python."  –– Houston Storytelling Festival



Click here to listen to David at the 2015 Cave Run Storytelling Festival

"Madeline L'Engle once said, "Stories make us more alive, more courageous, more human, more loving." After spending the weekend in the audience and classroom of my friend and mentor, Master Storyteller, David Novak, I couldn't agree more. To all my friends who are educators, librarians, entertainers, or anyone who loves a good story, you owe it to yourselves to see this wonderful artist who truly has the gift of reverie."–– Pam Uruburu

“Storyteller David Novak is an on-stage wizard, spinning his tales with wild creativity, intelligence, and wit.”
Rapid River Magazine
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Celebrating 30 years of Innovation, Education, & Entertainment in Story Arts

Recipient of the Oscar of the storytelling world, the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network and as a Master Storyteller for the Disney Institute, Novak is a master of all storytelling genres bringing hundreds of stories to life.  Whether performing at the National Storytelling Festival before thousands or in front of a small group of wide-eyed children, audiences savor each sentence and anxiously anticipate the next.  He immerses himself completely in a story and embodies each character.  His love of telling is inescapable.  David Novak is

A Telling Experience!

In a single tour, David entertains theatre-goers, educates students, advises corporate clients, and coaches creative artists. Contact him now.


David's residencies directly address competency goals in the Arts and English, and core concepts in Science for Inquiry, Systems, Order, Change and Constancy as they explore the natural world for ancient patterns that create new stories.
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From the concert hall to the early childhood classroom, the university seminar to the company meeting room, David Novak creates experiences to entertain imagination, engage emotion, and discover common ground. His storytelling is highly interactive, live, and immediate. On stage, he ranges across myth and memoir in dynamic solo performances. In his family concerts, generations gather around a virtual storytellers' fire. His works for youth spark creativity while making connections across culture. His standards-based school programs explore patterns in narrative and creative story-making. His consulting clients identify their core narrative, using storytelling as a tool for program development, values clarification and improved working relationships. As a one-on-one coach, David helps writers and performers fully develop new works. His extensive repertory ranges from The Epic of Gilgamesh to compelling memoir to The Heroic Climb of Itsy Bitsy Spider.

Pana Wakke AsiaNational Storytelling NetworkNC Arts CouncilDurham Arts Council CAPSArts & Science Council, Charlotte NCA+ Fellow