Consuelo Samarripa                      

    Author/Bilingual Storyteller, Speaker,/Presenter, Performing Artist

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Bilingual Storyteller - Performances


Consuelo is a Bilingual Storyteller and performance credits include the United States and Mexico. She is a second generation Texas native born in the West side barrios of San Antonio, Texas. Her primary language is Spanish, but quickly learned English, when she started her education in the Texas. She exercises her bilingual blends of German, French, and Latin phrases in her multicultural tales. Although, her ancestors are Mexican Indians, from the Coahuilitec ban. 


Shawls, noise makers, and Hispanic and Latina textiles provide a background for her performances.  Consuelo is available for venues and audiences such as festivals, schools, libraries, residencies, conferences, theater, historical living facilities, high-risk student programs, senior living centers and most other venues.


She shares her performing art of storytelling in various venues. She performed at the National Storytelling Network Conference in 2002 as one of the seven National Bilingual Storyteller panelist. 


Consuelo shares her performing art of storytelling sharing her heritage through:

  • history, 
  • folk lore, 
  • folk tales, 
  • personal,
  •  shared heritage stories 
  • and poetry. 
  • Her repertoire also includes Ghost Stories.

Selected Past Performances


 * Texas Institute of Texan Cultures (San Antonio, TX)

      ~ Children's Festival

      ~ Folklife Festival

 * Tejas Hispanic Storytelling Festival (Austin,TX)

 * George West Storyfest (George West, Texas) 

 * Tejas Storytelling Festival (Denton, TX)

 * Fronterfest 2009 (Austin, TX)

 * Christmas at Old Fort Parker (Groesbeck, TX)

 * 1984 Opera House of Texas Concert  (Galveston, TX)

 * Four Corners Storytelling Festival 2004/2014 (Farmington, NM)                    

 * Mashantuckett-Pequoit Museum and Research  Center ( Mashantucket, CT)                

 * Coffeyville Community College Theatre : Humanities Project (Coffeyville, KS)

 * Winter Tales (Oklahoma City, OK)

 * Partners in Education (AZ)

 * First Texas Scottish Storytelling Contest - Award Winning Story

 *  Various schools in US and Mexico.