Ramona King helps families communicate effectively by giving audiences an intimate connection with stories in her solo performances. She uses ancient text, folkore, biography, and original stories to model solutions for present concerns in parenting, family conflict, discipline, and child/teen welfare.
Her workshops and discussions include how to share your stories with children; create an environment for receiving stories to build harmonious relationships; and use your personal story to nurture independent responsibility for the next generation.
Each performance is conducted with the sensitivity and the care that honors life, family, and community.
…she modeled ways for others to develop diverse, individual approaches for their own storytelling.
Chelsea Fortescue, Instructor, UNM College of Education
It was an inspired, refreshing break from traditional theatre, yet more theatrical than any storytelling I've ever seen. Your characters were distinct and believable. I have seen very few plays in which an actor has given so much of herself... your soul is out there, raw and alive, and we are drawn in... The one that affected me the most was the one about "soul eyes", because it's a story about men. And I kept thinking of my dad and me. I'm glad the show will have an extended run.
--Jonathan Dunski Director of the Play Conservatory
I could feel the rhythm and the passion through the words and movements of your performance. You showed me today that a story is not just a story, it is something personal, it is your interpretation of life and of yourself.
Kirsten Reisz, UNM Student
Ramona King performed for the African American Performing Arts Center’s Storytelling Festival Event in New Mexico, the White House, the New Mexico State Capitol Building, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. She was interviewed in Parenting Magazine and ABQarts Magazine. She is both DJ and Show Host for the 4th Sunday Spoken Word Hour on KUNM 89.9 FM Albuquerque, Santa Fe. www.KUNM.org/listen.
Ms. King studied Human Development and Family Studies at Cornell University. She received her degree in Education at the University of New Mexico.