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Kids/Family: Children's Storytelling Moods: Mood: Fun Spoken Word: Storytelling

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United States - California

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Act!vated Storytellers

The Act!vated Storytellers are a dynamic trio of performers also known as the Act!vated Actors. Dennis, Kimberly and son Zephyr have performed shows at schools, theatres and libraries nationwide since 1988. They don't just tell stories they Act!vate them. On stage they enliven tales with slapstick, physical comedy, American Sign Language and a whole bag of theatrical tricks. They bring the same energy and creativity to their audio tales, using only their voices and sound effects.

The Goza's are notorious nomads - rarely staying in one place for more than two days. They relish exploring America, touring across the country year-round to ambitiously seek out new experiences that enrich their lives and those around them.

Dennis writes the witty scripts and music being sure to add a little something for everyone to laugh at and learn from. He is an award-winning poet, author of "Tortoise Dances" and has had his music featured on the nationally syndicated "Dr. Demento Show". He won the 1st runner up in The Great American Song Contest for the Lyrics in 2010 and honorable mention for Song of the Year also in 2010.

Kimberly directs the shows, adding as much physical comedy as humanly possible. She trained as a dancer and serves as the company's primary "fall guy". The Portales News-Tribune says "Kimberly is quite active during the shows turning handstands and doing physical comedy that would put Jim Carrey to shame." She makes all the sets, costumes and props and does the driving, logging up to 600 miles a day. She handles the bookings and manages the web site.

Zephyr began performing while he was still in diapers, doing TV and radio commercials, as well as Act!vated productions. He performed with mom and dad for 15 years and is now out on his own performing in his own show as Captain Jack Sparrow and impersonating The Joker. He is the author of a series of fantasy adventure books for young adults, as well as a novel, The Tomato Soup Chronicles. Zephyr's other vocations include playing in his punk rock band A Simple Disaster, designing theme parks and haunted attractions, and anything else that involves entertaining the general public.