Regina is a pioneer of the German storytelling scene. She established a house of stories and tales in her hometown of Aachen (Border city between Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany) in 1996 to engage a German-speaking storyteller network and bring storytelling back into people’s memory.
Regina organizes International Storytelling Festival ‘Zwischen-Zeiten’. She loves tales and sees them as bridges between people, cultures and other worlds. Her repertoire is widely spread and so she tells wonder tales as well as true happenings. She feels at home among fools, be they from the ancient or orient and she connects present and past.
Regina’s festival seeks to bring books alive. She tells us about three sets of stories; the first one contains “The Big Truth” stories, that you learn word by word and are not allowed to change, they are old. Regina learned of this set through her interactions with people from other countries and people called Keepers. Keepers have been picked out by storytellers that they have a good memory and a grip on the meaning of the story and are trained to tell them.
Her passion for storytelling appeared when she lived in America 25+ years ago. If your interest has been piqued have a listen!