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Story Telling is a very pleasant memory for most people and has been around since ancient times.


Akbar Imhotep (below)


Akbar Imhotep

Akbar Imhotep began his theatrical and storytelling career at Paine College.  For four years, he was a very active member of the college drama club known as the J.C. PLAYERS.  While studying to become a college professor at Georgia Tech, he became a member the Proposition Theatre Company and the rest is history.

 He was introduced to professional puppetry, while touring with the Vagabond Marionettes in 1979, and was a resident puppeteer at Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts from 1981 through 1986.  Since then he has traveled throughout the Southeast and other parts of the country as a storyteller and puppeteer.

 In 2001, he was invited to be a keynote speaker at an Early Childhood Education Conference in Atlanta.  This led to him being invited to keynote a 2002 conference in New Orleans, LA and a 2005 conference in Denver, CO.

A Middle Georgia native, his earliest storytelling role model was Charlie Lee West, an uncle, who told family stories anytime there was someone to listen.  Akbar is currently serving as president of the Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia and Executive Secretary of the Paine College National Alumni Association.  He is also a member of the National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc, Puppeteers of America and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


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