WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Monmouth University is proud to present the return of master storyteller and performer, David Gonzalez to the Woods Theatre. This multimedia performance will be at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 16. Described as “a New York Puerto Rican version of Bill Cosby,” his performance uses speech, sound, mime, and dance to tell ages-old world myths and stories from his Puerto Rican and Cuban culture, and from his childhood experiences in the Bronx.

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David Gonzalez keeps the ancient art of storytelling alive as a celebrant of human possibility. He uses a fresh language to share a wide collection of stories about struggle and tribulation. Traveling from London’s Royal National Theater to Broadway to schools across North America, Gonzalez has mesmerized audiences worldwide. Corporate leaders, college students, and young people alike are captivated by the passion, storytelling, and life lessons learned through Gonzalez’s performances.

Gonzalez has been featured at Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors Festival and All Things Considered on NPR. He is a winner of the Helen Hayes Performing Artist of the Year Award.

“...as long as David Gonzalez is around, the venerable and very fine art of storytelling is in safe hands.”— New York Times

Website: www.davidgonzalez.com

For additional information, please contact Rosaly Rivera at 732-263-5759, or visit our Web site at www.monmouth.edu/arts.