Performance Calendar

Interested in seeing Odds Bodkin perform live? The following is a list of upcoming performances - hope to see you in the crowd!

THE ODYSSEY: Belly of the Beast

Performance Date: 10-03-2020 @ 7pm

Location: Kearsage Gore Farm

Odds Bodkin visits Kearsarge Gore Farm for a private performance of THE ODYSSEY: BELLY OF THE BEAST. Before a socially distanced audience on the meadow, Odds will tell one of his most popular performance works of Greek mythology with Celtic harp and 12-string guitar. A private event.

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GOLDEN RULE: World Stories About Empathy for Grades K-3 and 4-6

Performance Date: 10-06-2020 @ 08:30am

Location: Deerfield Community School, Deerfield NH

Odds Bodkin visits Deerfield Community School in Deerfield NH for two performances of GOLDEN RULE: World Stories About Empathy. The two different performances for K-3 and 4-6 each include three stories with live music on African thumb piano, Celtic harp and 12-string guitar. After the three tales, he asks students intriguing ethical questions related to the tales they have just heard.

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Performance Date: 10-18-2020 @ 5pm

Location: A Virtual Concert

After exploring ancient Greek lore as he plays Celtic harp, Odds Bodkin picks up his 12-string guitar to perform HERCULES IN HELL. Was the Hercules of myth a kind do-gooder? Hardly. He was prone to madness, which made his strength a terrifying presence for those around him. Odds tells this feature-length tale using vivid character voices and vocal effects with an ongoing score. Hercules’ murders. His enslavement to his weak cousin. His Twelve Labors. His years living as a woman. His final redemption. It’s all here in this magnificent tale originally commissioned by the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Zoom performance features HD video and sound, and every screen is a front row seat. Bodkin has been called “a consummate storyteller” by The New York Times and “a modern-day Orpheus” by Billboard.

Tickets are $15.

This performance is sponsored by Grendel’s Den in Harvard Square.

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DANIKA THE ROSE with Jazimina MacNeil, Sarah Shafer and Jonathan Ware for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Performance Date: 02-21-2021 @ 3pm

Location: Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia PA

With mezzo soprano Jazimina MacNeil, soprano Sarah Shafer and pianist Jonathan Ware, Odds Bodkin visits Philadelphia to perform DANIKA THE ROSE, his original adult fairy tale set to Antonin Dvorak’s Moravian Duets.

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Welcome to the performance calendar – here you can find a list of upcoming shows or down at the bottom, you can use the form to request a performance of your own! Please let us know if you have any questions; we’re happy to help!


Odds Bodkin offers school assemblies for K-3, 4-6, middle and high school audiences, all with compelling age-appropriate stories. To incorporate Door to Imagination workshops for students and staff, invite him for a 1, 3 or 5 day residency.


The Peabody-Essex Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Sackler Museum at Harvard, the Portland Art Museum and others have enhanced their exhibitions by inviting Mr. Bodkin to tell tales relevant to works on display. As a practicing mythologist, he tells tales from Japan, China, India, Tibet, ancient Greece, Italy, Russia, Scandinavia, Africa, Polynesia, South America, Ethiopia, Egypt, Ireland and England (Arthurian), not to mention Aesop’s Fables, American Tall Tales and ghost stories from New England.


Chautauqua in Boulder, CO, Lincoln Center Institute in New York, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Wharton Center for Performing Arts at Michigan State and others host Odds Bodkin shows for student groups and the public. From The Odyssey: Belly of the Beast to family StoryBlast! concerts where everybody sings together and brings down the house, Odds is a one-man show.


Year after year, Loyola University Maryland hosts The Odyssey or The Iliad: Book I for Classics and Honors students. For seven years in a row, St. Anselm College brought in the entire freshman class for The Iliad: Book I, their first humanities lecture. UC Boulder invites Odds and Naturalist Martin Ogle to team up for StoryEarth, a storytelling and multimedia presentation that explores big questions. University of New Hampshire students invite him to perform his version of Beowulf. Wharton School of Business hires him to tell The Odyssey. All know that Mr. Bodkin can compel university audiences in a way they love. He has also performed at Syracuse, Wofford College, Dartmouth, Colorado College, Boston University, Ohio Dominican University, Emerson College in Great Britain and others.

CONTACT: Mil Bodkin, Booking Agent

Phone: (603) 938-5120 or use the form to the left!