Novak's telling of Gilgamesh at the Provincetown Playhouse yesterday
was a gorgeous combination of storytelling, theatre and sharing of
thoughts about the nature of human existence woven together with the
ease of a master performer.”
—Regina Ress, Provincetown Playhouse, NY
From humorous to thought-provoking ...
story performer and educator David Novak will
spark your senses with original wit and rhyme. His command of the
spoken word is both physical yet as subtle as spring rain.
team-building for the business professional, to a fully packed
auditorium, or an intimate gathering, David is at
ease on and off stage making everyone feel equally at
home. He'll get the message across in an
engaging and entertaining way.
need to tell people to turn off their cell phones because no one would
dare miss a word of his intriguing performance.
“David Novak is
a gifted teller who enhances his stories with a bag of tricks.”
you are looking for a Key Note speaker, enriching
entertainment, or team-buuilding, A Telling
meet you at your core story.
first experience with David was so positive and the results so
impressive that Biltmore has since hired him for two more multi-day
–– Ellen Rickman, Director of Museum and Guest Services at The Biltmore
David can help you get to the heart of
your story and understand how it is expressed throughout your project.
“David Novak is an on-stage
wizard, spinning his tales with wild creativity, intelligence,
Clients: Sydney International
Storytelling Conference, Electric Universe Conference, The Disney
Institute, The National Storytelling
Network, The National Storytelling Festival, The Biltmore Estate, Walt
Disney Imagineering, UNC-Asheville, The Mountain Retreat &
Centers, John C. Campbell Folk School, and A+ Schools.
Novak is an intelligent, intelligent man and a talented storyteller."
Durgah Devi Palanisamy. Sydney International Storytelling Conference
Listen to David's recent Keynote Address for the
Sydney International Storytelling Conference.
Novak speaks words of wisdom through the spoken word if your not
listening closely or just distracted by his talent! You miss it!
Nicole Migotto-Brown, Sydney
International Storytelling Conference
2010 Antler Hill Village opened at The Biltmore Estate in Asheville,
NC. David was invited to coach hosts on their stories and presentation
Hi everyone -
just wanted to make sure I said "thank you" for the wonderful training
experience. It was so much more than training! I think we learned a lot
about ourselves and each other as we created our stories. Thank you for
bringing David in, because he is truly a treasure - I think we may have
sensed how to create a story before, but he gave us a form and
perspective that helped immensely! I know this week has changed how I
think about stories - no matter where I am!
Thank you so much!
Jennifer, Host, Biltmore Estate
David was one of a select group
invited to participate in a special retreat for the
sponsors of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at The Disney Institute in
Orlando, Florida. Attendees were divided into
focus groups, with a storyteller assigned to each. At the end of the
retreat, each group reported on their issue and each storyteller
offered a related performance. David's group was concerned about
proliferation of misinformation on the internet and the
persistence of such myths as the notion that deodorant causes breast