Milbre Burch is a GRAMMY-nominated spoken word recording artist, an internationally known Oracle-Award-winning storyteller, and a sought-after teaching artist. The preeminent interpreter of Jane Yolen stories, she has performed and taught across the US, Europe and Asia since 1978.
She has created nationally recognized residencies, workshops and pre-conferences, as well as locally lauded community outreach events. A produced and published playwright, Milbre holds a PhD in theatre and performance studies from the University of Missouri.
She is dedicated to addressing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, to working for peace and justice and reconciliation, and to speaking the truth of women’s experiences.
Milbre will be performing at the 2020 Transformative Narratives Storytelling Crawl on Monday, October 26 from 1 - 4 p.m. during Changing Skins: Tales about Gender, Identity and Humanity. To register, please visit: c.gatech.edu/tnsc.
In the seventy-five-minute performance, Burch draws on oral tradition tales, thousand-year-old cave paintings, TV shows, internet jokes, research from the fields of science, sociology and popular culture. She includes personal commentary to describe her own learning curve surrounding gender performance and identity. Changing Skins has toured since 2010, and has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival, colleges and universities, folklore and theatre conferences, synagogues and churches, and at Dixon Place in Manhattan, NY on a double bill with Holly Hughes.