Rosie Cutrer has been telling stories professionally for the past 15 years. Some of her most recent performances include: the Cape Giradeau Storytelling Festival, the Oklahoma Land Run Festival and the Homestead National Monument. In January of 2011 was a featured teller at The Kearney Area Storytelling Festival. In October of 2010 she did a storytelling tour in Ireland telling at schools and libraries in County Wexford and County Antrim with storyteller Liz Weir.
Before becoming a full time storyteller Rosie was an elementary classroom teacher for 23 years. When asked why she decided to leave teaching after so many years she replies, “I always wanted to use that long neglected theater degree I got way back in 1972. At age 50 I decided to take my act on the road. Storytelling seemed perfect; it combined my expertise in education and theater.”
Mrs. Cutrer works with all ages. For younger groups she tells her own original stories, folktales & ghost stories. For adults she has original stories, folktales with adult themes, Irish stories & stories based on literature. Rosie is also a songwriter and will throw in a song or two at no extra charge. Here are a few of the comments folks have made about her work:
“Mrs. Cutrer, thank you for your wonderful stories. You are fantastic!” Nichole Staudinger, Principal, Desert Willow Elem. School, Tucson, Arizona
“Rosie Cutrer is a wonderful storyteller. She mesmerized the middle schoolers…scared the socks off them with her jump tales.” -Janeen Bezona, Bear Creek Literary Society, Johnson City, Kansas
“Thank you so much for sharing your stories a…you made our festival! Your style, humor and creativity all intertwined into beautiful stories and enriched all who listened.” -Colleen Jacobsen, Chair, Kearney Storytelling Festival