In the winter of 2015, Shana Brown and Kelli Spann’s sixth grade students at Broadview-Thomson K-8 worked with Jack Straw’s artist team to create their own audio myths inspired by Northwest Native American storyteller Roger Fernandes.
Students worked in the classroom with Jack Straw writer Kathleen Flenniken to write their audio stories. Vocal coaches Meg McLynn and Andrew McGinn and audio engineers Daniel Guenther, Camelia Jade, and Tom Stiles helped students record their stories, create their own sound effects, and produce their audio myths in Jack Straw’s recording studios.
The Jack Straw artist team included writer Kathleen Flenniken, vocal coaches Andrew McGinn and Meg McLynn; audio engineers Daniel Guenther, Camelia Jade, and Tom Stiles; and Executive Director Joan Rabinowitz. Special thanks to EMP education curator Bonnie Showers, Broadview Thomson sixth grade students, sixth grade teachers Shana Brown and Kelli Spann, PTA liason Vickie Steinway-Provenza, field trip chaperones, and Northwest Native American Storyteller Roger Fernandes.
Audio Myths 2015 was produced by Broadview-Thomson sixth grade students and Jack Straw Cultural Center, in partnership with the EMP Museum (now MoPOP), with the generous support of the Washington State Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, Wells Fargo, Boeing, and the Broadview Thomson PTA.
Kathleen Flenniken began her career as a civil engineer and didn’t discover poetry until her early 30s. Her collection, Plume (University of Washington Press, 2012), a meditation on the…READ MORE >
Meg McLynn is a Seattle-based actor, vocalist, and teaching artist who loves sharing her passion for performance with students of all ages. She is a member of the vocal…READ MORE >