Storytelling with Toni Simmons

Sounds of Speedway: Storytelling with Toni Simmons

Our workshop and performance is perfect for aspiring storytellers of all kinds or those who just love a good story.


Toni’s diversified background gives her the poise, confidence and adaptability to entertain audiences of all walks of life with multicultural oral traditions. She takes you on an odyssey to other countries where you explore different cultures with her unique and spirited versions of familiar tales. These tales “come to life” as listeners become part of her stories with carefully orchestrated rhythms, chants and movements.


In conjunction with the Wichita Falls Museum of Art exhibition, Dwelling: Experiences of Shelter, we invite you to learn how to tell your story of home with Toni Simmons, and if you choose, to record your story for StoryCorps! The workshop will cover tips and techniques of storytelling. There will be demonstrations and practice, which will include lots of participation, plus a follow up practice session with Ms. Simmons.

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Performance Only
Wednesday, June 16 @ 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30)
$20 advance / $25 day of performance

Workshop Only
Thursday, June 17 @ 5:30 – 7:00 PM
$15 advance / $20 day of workshop ($5 students*)

Performance and Workshop Package
(Advance Sales Only)
$30 advance ($15 students*)

Workshop Dates (your workshop fee includes all these activities):

June 17 @ 5:30 PM – 7 PM
In-Person Workshop at WFMA

June 23 @ 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Zoom Coaching Session

June 29 & 30 (sign up for time)
Recording Session Time at The Forum

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Brought to you by The Arts Council WF and Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas

Social distancing will be in place to provide safety to all our guests.  Group seating is limited to 6 guests per table.

*Students must show Student ID on entrance.