Luisah Teish

Luisah Teish

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Script Consultant

New Orleans, Louisiana

Member Since:
July 2012
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About Luisah

Whether it be an engaging introduction for your event, a dynamic interlude for your program, a four-hour interactive workshop or a life-altering weekend seminar, Luisah Teish brings delight and meaningful transformation to the lives of all those she touches.

Luisah Teish is an internationally known author, speaker, storyteller and conference weaver. She is the author Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals (a women's spirituality classic). She has written five books on folklore and cultural history, contributed to 25 anthologies, and written articles for magazines such as Essence, Ms, and the Yoga Journal.
She has been referenced in approximately 90 books and articles. Some of her works have been translated into French, Spanish and German.

* Her film and television credits include:
* The Oprah Winfrey Show.
* The Rob Nelson Show.
* The Roseanne Barr show (with Eartha Kitt).
* The Other Side.
* ”Not A Love Story” (an independent film on the pornography industry in San Francisco.
* Goddess Remembered film series (Canadian film board).

In addition she has written, performed, directed, and consulted on numerous plays at venue such as St. John the Divine Cathedral and the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. The National Association for the Preservation and Presentation of Storytelling (Jonesborough, Tennessee), the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, the Galaxy Theater (Auckland, N.Z.) the Gulbankien Museum in Lisbon Portugal and La Casa de la Poesia in Caracas, Venezuela have also welcomed her performances.

Her keynotes, performances and workshops can be tailored to the needs and interest of diverse audiences and cover a wide range of subjects

Unique traits: Storyteller extraordinaire Can embody several characters of varying ages, races and cultures. Voice quality of Maya Angelou. Plays percussion instruments. Knowledge of spirituality, art, and ecology.


  • Resonant Streams: An Ancient Call

    Resonant Streams: An Ancient Call (2011)
    Dance by Nana Simopoulous Narrator Resonant Streams: An Ancient Call. St. John the Divine Cathedral New York (2011) World Beat Music concert in honir if water.

  • Praises for the World/Concert for All Beings

    Praises for the World/Concert for All Beings (2005)
    Theater by Jennifer Berezen Storyteller The Praises for the World Concert, directed by Jennifer Berezan, Edge of Wonder Music. (2005) Concert for All Beings, Marin Civic Center (2014)

  • From Whores to Matriarchs

    From Whores to Matriarchs (1995)
    Theater by Rhodessa Jones Ritual Artist From Whores to Matriarchs: Black Women Survivors on the Edge, (written by Sojourner Edwards/ Rhodessa Jones, director) at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater in San Francisco (1995).

  • Pecong

    Pecong (1995)
    Theater by American Conservatory Theater Script Consultant American Conservatory Theater’s award-winning production of PECONG in San Francisco (1995).

  • Nzinga: The King Queen

    Nzinga: The King Queen (1993)
    Theater by Ione & Pauline Oliveras Narrator Nzinga the King-Queen, (written and directed by Ione and Pauline Oliveras) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York and the Gulbankien Museum in Lisbon, Portugal (1993).

  • Goddess Remembered

    Goddess Remembered (1989)
    Film (short) by Canadian Film Board Speaker Goddess Remembered film series (Canadian film board).

  • Club Termina

    Club Termina
    Theater by Susan Rubin Script Consultant Club Termina: A Play on Women and Breast Cancer (written and directed by Susan Rubin) with Indecent Exposure Theater in Hollywood, California. (1991).


  • American Conservatory Theater. San Francisco Drama Critics Award


  • International Institute of Integral Human Sciences

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