Biography - Storytelling

Margot Farrington has been telling stories since 1988, tying together the skills and disciplines learned from working as an actor and a writer.  As an independent teller, she has performed at festivals, museums, libraries, schools, and arts organizations. Farrington is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Art, studied mime and improvisation, and subsequently worked in professional theater.  She has employed  the art of storytelling in more experimental media at such places as The Katonah Museum and the West Kortright Centre.

  Sponsor comments

“Sheer delight!  A teller whose stories will stay with listeners a long time.”

       Eileen Arnold, Administrator  Clinton Historical Museum

“A stunning performer with a choice selection of tales.  She has wit, style and impeccable timing.”

     Nancy Harding, Director    The Roxbury Arts Group

“...held young and old alike spellbound.  Her powerful performance showed the dedication of a true professional who has great respect for her audience and her work.”

      Fabiana Chiu   Curator of Education  Brooklyn Historical Society

“Even if I did not understand English, I felt I would still have understood your stories--that was how clearly they came across to me.”

Iannis Vulgaris, Greek delegate     Hague Conference on International Law

“Your stories are unusual, and so beautifully told.”

     Yuko Nii, Director    Williamsburg Art & Historical Center

Selected list of some performance venues:

Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY

The Tenement Museum, NY, NY

Laila Lounge, Brooklyn, NY

Clinton Historical Museum, Clinton, NJ

Yates Magnet School, Schenectady NY

“Muses At Noon” Series, Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury NY

I.S. 62   Brooklyn, NY

Andes Roundtable, Andes, NY

Cannon Free Library, Delhi, NY

Unadilla Grange Hall Meetings, Unadilla, NY

United Church Of Sidney, Sidney, NY

Upstate Home Community Residence, Oneonta, NY

Old Church Cultural Center, Demerest, NJ

“Sharing The Fire” Conference, Boston, NY

Ceres Gallery - NYC

Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art - NYC

Gallery 420 - NYC, NY

Great Bend Elementary School - Great Bend, NY

Deep Listening Space/Pauline Oliveros Foundation, Kingston, NY 

  The Green Room - Brooklyn, NY

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

The Hague Conference on International Law - The Hague, Netherlands

“Double Tongues” Series - The Painting Center, NYC, NY

Franklin Free Library, Franklin, NY

First Night Celebration - Oneonta, NY

Riverfest 2005 - The Barn At Wolbach Farm, Sudbury, MA

William B. Ogden Library - Walton, NY

Andes Public Library, Andes, NY

Huron Club/Van Dam Theater (now Soho Playhouse) NY

The West Kortright Centre, East Meredith, NY