Sista' Joy

Storyteller and Inspirational Comedienne in Chicago, IL

Sista' Joy

Storyteller and Inspirational Comedienne in Chicago, IL

Hello and Welcome,

I am D. M. "Sista' Joy" Foster and I have been telling stories for as far back as I can remember! I grew up down in the hills of West Virginia where there was always a "tall tale," music, Bible thumpin' or preachin' going on, so storytelling is a part of my roots. It comes naturally.

For more that 10 years, I earned my living as a Professional Storyteller and Musician performing and telling stories at such venues as, the Smithsonian, Chicago Public Libraries, International Festival of Life, Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago Black Storytellers, numerous churches and civic organizations etc.

Now, I am delighted to return to "telling," and am busy brushing up my repertoire and adding new stories as well.

What can I offer you?

I enjoy telling folktales, wisdom stories, sacred tales, fairy tales, humorous stories and personal stories.

My costuming and delivery can be quite dramatic or humorous depending on the story, of course. Also, I often accompany my storytelling with my guitar, Djembe Drum or Native American Flute.

Most importantly, having audience participation in the stories really bring them to life, and the young and old alike have fun and enjoy themselves.

My stories are for those who are young (6+) and "young at heart." Those adults love the stories too. I am flexible in arranging stories that are suitable for the age group I am telling to.

If you have a special need for a storyteller during the Thanksgiving or Xmas Season, I would be delighted to speak with you about the possibility of performin. Also, I have quite a repertoire of stories that are suitable for Kwanza celebrations along with African-American Spirituals and poems.

Please feel free to get in touch with me. I would be delighted to speak with you.

Thank you.

God Bless You,

Sista' Joy

  • Work
    • Sista' Joy & Company
  • Education
    • University of Illinois, B.A. 1974
    • Chicago School of Acting, 2012
    • Peirce Business College, A.S. 1968
Testimonials
Miss Lady, you can tell a story!
Peyton Bell, You Tuber
Sista' Joy is an inspiring, gifted performer. Whether storytelling or singing, she will encourage you from her first word or note. She is a person with a truly kind heart, who recognizes the goodness in others. This shines through in her performances. Her technical solidity is balanced by the sheer goodwill that emanates from her on stage.
Raisa Stone, Author, Storyteller, Song Writer
Great Vocalist and musician! Informative and exceptional storyteller ...a first class act.
Mark "Big Poppa" Stampley, Owner, Music in Motion
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