Performance Calendar

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

POSTPONED: Three-Day Residency at St. Francis School, Goshen Kentucky/Day 1

Performance Date: 04-06-2020 @ 08:00am

Location: St. Francis School, Goshen Kentucky

Odds Bodkin visits St. Francis School in Kentucky to perform GOLDEN RULE shows and conduct follow-up storytelling workshops in this 3-day residency.

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN.

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POSTPONED: Three-Day Residency at St. Francis School, Goshen Kentucky/Day 2

Performance Date: 04-07-2020 @ 08:00am

Location: St. Francis School, Goshen Kentucky

Odds Bodkin visits St. Francis School in Kentucky to perform GOLDEN RULE shows and conduct follow-up storytelling workshops in this 3-day residency.

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN.

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POSTPONED: Evening Performance at St. Francis School, Goshen Kentucky

Performance Date: 04-07-2020 @ 6pm

Location: St. Francis School, Goshen Kentucky

Odds Bodkin offers an evening of FAMILY STORYTELLING for the school community of St. Francis School in Goshen, Kentucky as part of his 3-day residency.

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN.

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POSTPONED: Three-Day Residency at St. Francis School, Goshen Kentucky/Day 3

Performance Date: 04-08-2020 @ 08:00am

Location: St. Francis School, Goshen Kentucky

Odds Bodkin concludes his 3-Day Residency at St. Francis School in Goshen, Kentucky with Door to Imagination workshops for students.

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN.

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POSTPONED: HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY BULLY Middle School Performance w/ Q&A

Performance Date: 04-20-2020 @ 09:00am

Location: Merrimack Middle School, Merrimack NH

Odds Bodkin visits Merrimack Middle School in Merrimack, NH to perform his hour-long tale of the legendary Greek hero, Hercules. Told with thunderous 12-string guitar and character voices, the tale explores the genuine myth of a troubled young Hercules and the violent adult he becomes, a hero who learns compassion only after completing his Twelve Labors.

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POSTPONED: GOLDEN RULE 1-DAY RESIDENCY/Performances and Workshops

Performance Date: 04-21-2020 @ 09:00am

Location: Thorntons Ferry School, Merrimack NH

Odds Bodkin visits Thorntons Ferry School in Merrimack, New Hampshire for a GOLDEN RULE 1-Day Residency. Students experience a music-filled performance of world stories about empathy, and then meet with Odds for fun, in-depth workshops that explore the ethics at work in the stories. A PreK-4th grade program.

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POSTPONED: GOLDEN RULE 1-DAY RESIDENCY/Performances and Workshops

Performance Date: 04-22-2020 @ 09:00am

Location: Reeds Ferry School, Merrimack NH

Odds Bodkin visits Reeds Ferry School in Merrimack, New Hampshire for a GOLDEN RULE 1-Day Residency. Students experience a music-filled performance of world stories about empathy, and then meet with Odds for fun, in-depth workshops that explore the ethics at work in the stories. A PreK-4th grade program.

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POSTPONED: GOLDEN RULE 1-DAY RESIDENCY/Performances and Workshops

Performance Date: 04-23-2020 @ 09:00am

Location: Mastricola Uppper Elementary School

Odds Bodkin visits Mastricola Upper Elementary School in Merrimack, New Hampshire for a GOLDEN RULE 1-Day Residency. 5th-6th grade students experience a music-filled performance of world stories about empathy, and then meet with Odds for fun, in-depth workshops that explore the ethics at work in the stories. An upper grades GOLDEN RULE experience.

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POSTPONED: GOLDEN RULE 1-DAY RESIDENCY/Performances and Workshops

Performance Date: 04-24-2020 @ 09:00am

Location: Mastricola Elementary School

Odds Bodkin visits Mastricola Elementary School in Merrimack, New Hampshire for a GOLDEN RULE 1-Day Residency. Students experience a music-filled performance of world stories about empathy, and then meet with Odds for fun, in-depth workshops that explore the ethics at work in the stories. A PreK-4th grade program.

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MYTHIC NIGHTS at ADVENTURE PUB: Odin and Thor Battle the Frost Giants

Performance Date: 05-03-2020 @ 5pm

Location: Adventure Pub, Arlington MA

Odds Bodkin visits Adventure Pub in Arlington, MA to perform ODIN AND THOR BATTLE THE FROST GIANTS. With Celtic harp and 12-string guitars, Bodkin reveals little-known Viking lore and then tells two long myths: THOR AND LOKI JOURNEY TO UTGARD and THE MEAD OF POETRY. An adult storytelling. Come eat, drink and the settle in for an evening of humor, adventure and vivid imagination.

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GOLDEN RULE: World Stories About Empathy for K-2 and 3-4

Performance Date: 05-05-2020 @ 08:30am

Location: Garrison Elementary School, Dover NH

Odds Bodkin visits Garrison Elementary School in Dover NH for two performances of GOLDEN RULE: World Stories About Empathy. The two different performances for K-2 and 3-4 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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GOLDEN RULE: World Stories About Empathy for Grades K-3 and 4-6

Performance Date: 05-14-2020 @ 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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GOLDEN RULE: World Stories About Empathy

Performance Date: 05-26-2020 @ 1pm

Location: Mt. Ascutney, Brownsville VT

Odds Bodkin visits the Albert Bridge School Fair held at Mt. Ascutney, Vermont, to perform GOLDEN RULE: World Stories About Empathy. Using African sanza, Celtic harp and 12-string guitar, Odds will tell three stories that focus on walking in the shoes of others.

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GOLDEN RULE 2-DAY RESIDENCY Day 1

Performance Date: 05-27-2020 @ 09:00am

Location: Simonds School, Warner NH

Odds Bodkin visits Simonds School in Warner, New Hampshire for a GOLDEN RULE 2-Day Residency Program. After a 1-hour performance of musical tales about empathy, students attend workshops with the storyteller. We collectively recall each tale and then creatively rewrite it for better outcomes.

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POSTPONED: GOLDEN RULE 2-DAY RESIDENCY Day 2

Performance Date: 05-28-2020 @ 09:00am

Location: Simonds School, Warner NH

Odds Bodkin visits Simonds School in Warner, New Hampshire for a GOLDEN RULE 2-Day Residency Program. After a 1-hour performance of musical tales about empathy, students attend workshops with the storyteller. We collectively recall each tale and then creatively rewrite it for better outcomes

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MYTHIC NIGHTS at ADVENTURE PUB: The Odyssey: Belly of the Beast

Performance Date: 05-31-2020 @ 5pm

Location: Adventure Pub, Arlington MA

Odds Bodkin visits Adventure Pub in Arlington, MA to perform THE ODYSSEY: BELLY OF THE BEAST. With Celtic harp and a 12-string guitar, Bodkin offers background lore about the Greek myths and Homer, and then tells the riveting tale of Odysseus and his journey home from Troy. This modern language telling begins inside the Trojan Horse and ends with the escape from the Cyclops’ cave. An adult storytelling. Come eat, drink and the settle in for an evening of humor, adventure and vivid imagination.

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MYTHIC NIGHTS at ADVENTURE PUB: Beowulf: The Only One

Performance Date: 06-14-2020 @ 5pm

Location: Adventure Pub, Arlington MA

Odds Bodkin visits Adventure Pub in Arlington, MA to perform BEOWULF: THE ONLY ONE, his modern language adaptation of this oldest of English language tales. As he plays Celtic harp, Odds explores Viking lore and the ancient Baltic world, and then, with 12-string guitar, tells Beowulf. Voices for Beowulf, King Hrothgar, Grendel and Grendel’s Mother combine with vocal effects and narrative to create a compelling imaginative experience. Come eat, drink and settle in for this adult storytelling. No children please.

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BEOWULF: THE ONLY ONE Adult Storytelling at Zinger’s in NH

Performance Date: 06-19-2020 @ 7pm

Location: Zinger's, Milford NH

Odds Bodkin returns to Zinger’s in Milford NH to perform BEOWULF: THE ONLY ONE, his feature-length musical telling of Beowulf. Characters, vocal effects and a full score on 12-string guitar animate this ancient tale of heroism and gratitude. Voices for Beowulf, Grendel, Grendel’s Mother, King Hrothgar and many others along with haunting motifs on 12-string guitar blend into a compelling and vivid imaginative experience. Bodkin’s telling is based closely on the original Beowulf manuscript, the earliest known piece of literature in English.

Come feast on great food, beer and wine, and then settle in for lore on Celtic harp, followed by the long tale.

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MYTHIC NIGHTS at ADVENTURE PUB: Dark Tales of the Supernatural

Performance Date: 06-28-2020 @ 5pm

Location: Adventure Pub, Arlington MA

Odds Bodkin returns to Adventure Pub in Arlington, MA to perform DARK TALES OF THE SUPERNATURAL, his collection of spine tinglers. Using 6 and 12-string guitars and alto recorder, Odds scores each tale with music that makes it even scarier. Tales from America, Russia, China come to life with character voices and wild vocal effects. An adult storytelling. Please, no children.

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MYTHIC NIGHTS at ADVENTURE PUB: Fall of the Titans

Performance Date: 07-12-2020 @ 5pm

Location: Adventure Pub, Arlington MA

Odds Bodkin returns to Adventure Pub in Arlington MA to perform FALL OF THE TITANS, his revelatory telling of the ancient Greek origin myth. Gaia births her titan children, the builders of the Earth, but she also births monsters. Soon betrayals follow, coming from everywhere and culminating in the births of Gaia’s grandchildren. Hera. Poseidon. Hades. Demeter. But as newborns they’re all devoured by their jealous father. Only baby Zeus escapes to grow up and wreak vengeance upon the house of the Titans. Greek mythology explored with Celtic harp and then the tale told with 12-string guitar, vocal effects and titanic voices. Come eat and drink, then settle in for an evening of rare Greek mythology.

An adult storytelling. No children please.

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A Storytelling Sesquicentennial at Harrisville, New Hampshire

Performance Date: 07-24-2020 @ 5pm

Location: Harrisville, NH

Odds Bodkin visits picturesque Harrisville, New Hampshire for a family storytelling concert in honor of Harrisville’s 150th birthday. Come early and visit the legendary country store by the mills, the craft businesses, and the waterfalls, then join Odds at 5:15 at The Brick Church.

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MYTHIC NIGHTS at ADVENTURE PUB: Hercules in Hell

Performance Date: 07-26-2020 @ 5pm

Location: Adventure Pub, Arlington MA

Odds Bodkin returns to Adventure Pub in Arlington MA to perform HERCULES IN HELL, his tour de force telling of the myth of Hercules. Beset by rages, Hercules murders his young family. Only by performing labors can he rid his soul of the guilt. Here is the genuine story of the strongest of all the Greek heroes, told by Hercules himself as he sits trapped in the Underworld with Hades and Persephone, Queen of the Dead. Told with a full score on 12-string guitar. Come eat and drink, and then settle in for an evening of mythological adventure.

An adult storytelling. No children please.

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HERCULES IN HELL Adult Storytelling at Zinger’s in NH

Performance Date: 07-31-2020 @ 7pm

Location: Zinger's, Milford NH

Odds Bodkin returns to Zinger’s in Milford NH to perform HERCULES IN HELL, his tour de force telling of the myth of Hercules. Beset by rages, Hercules murders his young family. Only by performing labors can he rid his soul of the guilt. Here is the genuine story of the strongest of all the Greek heroes, told by Hercules himself as he sits trapped in the Underworld with Hades and Persephone, Queen of the Dead. Told with a full score on 12-string guitar. Come eat and drink, and then settle in for an evening of mythological adventure.

An adult storytelling. No children please

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THE ODYSSEY: BELLY OF THE BEAST Adult Storytelling at Zinger’s in NH

Performance Date: 08-14-2020 @ 7pm

Location: Zinger's, Milford NH

Odds Bodkin returns to Zinger’s in Milford NH to perform THE ODYSSEY: BELLY OF THE BEAST. With Celtic harp and a 12-string guitar, Bodkin offers background lore about the Greek myths and Homer, and then tells the riveting tale of Odysseus and his journey home from Troy. This modern language telling begins inside the Trojan Horse and ends with the escape from the Cyclops’ cave. An adult storytelling. Come eat, drink and the settle in for an evening of humor, adventure and vivid imagination.

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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!

SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES

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.

MUSEUM PERFORMANCES

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.

THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES

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.

UNIVERSITY PERFORMANCES

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!