Story & storytelling have always been around,

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David Gonzalez performs "The Frog Bride" at the New Victory Theater on March 9, 2006. Credit: ©Stephanie Berger
David Gonzalez performs “The Frog Bride” at the New Victory Theater on March 9, 2006.
Credit: ©Stephanie Berger

during every period of recorded history, in every corner of the world. Recently, the importance of personal narrative, and cultural narrative in the fields of medicine, commerce, education, therapy, and entertainment, have come front and center.

Both the inevitability of story (humans are story creators), and the conscious use of it in every field of human endeavor are in the media every day. Psychiatrist and neuro-researcher Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona has pointed out that the brain’s “default setting” is story!

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