Sara Ransom

2008 Corn Mother Honoree


Sara was born to Celtic (Welsh, Irish, English) parents in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1946. As a child, she performed with her father and his handmade puppets and marionettes. Her first solo performance was in sixth grade, and she continued through junior high school, as a “one-woman theater.”
After graduate school and traveling the world, she read a story she HAD to share. She rented a hall, put up posters... and began her professional storytelling career. While acting in “Hansel and Gretel,” Sara became the “other mother” to two young actors playing lost children. This loving bond continues today. (Amy and Lee are both over 35 years old now.) Sara earned a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Beloit (Wisconsin) college, including fieldwork in Taiwan. She has a Masters of Education in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Sara lives with her husband in Durango, Colorado. She describes her career as “Storyteller” and “Keeper of the Myths,” because of her deep love of the ancient wisdom tales.



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