Clare Muireann Murphy
Clare Muireann Murphy is a performance storyteller, social entrepreneur, and writer. She has performed all over the world, playing with words on stage since 2006. She is a playful and dynamic storyteller who uses a very physical style to deliver the stories - some of which are thousands of years old. She is addicted to wonder and always attempts to infect her audiences with it.
Murphy has been a featured teller at many international storytelling festivals, including Festival at the Edge UK, Fabula Festival in Sweden, and Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival in Ireland. In 2011, she was a featured teller at the Toronto Storytelling Festival.
Over the last five years, Murphy has used story as a tool for social entrepreneurship creating projects with refugees, asylum seekers, youth at risk, and the elderly. She created a local storytelling gathering in Galway on Ireland's west coast. This ran for five years, nurturing new voices as well as developing a wide and youthful demographic in audiences.
As well as organizing storytelling conferences with FEST (Federation of European Storytelling), Murphy has worked as a storytelling consultant for the National Theatre, London and has played many world stages including the Globe Theatre, London, Dramatikken Hus Oslo and the ONO Theatre in Zurich
Murphy performs in English and Spanish. She will be the Storyteller in Residence for Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture, Manitoba University, Canada from January to April 2013.