Responses from audiences:
From the moment you appeared on the performance stage to the time you led your workshop, you were a festival hit.
- Peg O'Sullivan
Connecticut Storytelling Festival
Audience members are still singing your praises. They were so struck by your versatility.
- MaryBeth Evans, Starburst Storytelling Festival
Anderson, South Carolina
Lynn does this magical thing. She utterly transforms herself into the characters she's telling about. We see mirthful and wise Lynn in all stages of life, bringing us along.
- Andy Offutt Irwin, Nationally known storyteller
Audience feedback was great. They really enjoyed the fact that you are upbeat and positive and that you teach history with your storytelling.
- Wytheville Museum, Wytheville, Virginia
Wow! Another great story from one of my favorite tellers. You had the audience cracking up. I'm always amazed at how you weave your personal stories together.
- Debbie Griffin, Lorton Arts Foundation, Lorton, Virginia
“Mischief!” is a triumph! Individually the stories are delightful; collectively they are stunning. Very good work, and very charming.
- Joyce Wooldridge, Personal Growth Retreats, Suffolk, Virginia
Lynn captivated the audience from the moment she began until the final word of her performance. They loved the variety of the stories and the humor in the pieces. One H.S. student said, “As a creative writer, it was great to see stories performed in such an active way!”
- Rene Miles, Teacher, Charleston School for the Arts
Charleston, South Carolina
You made me a hero for arranging to have you as our guest. Students responded to the audience participation, were captivated by the costumes and character changes, and said, “It was soooooo cool!”
- Linda Cohen, Kempsville High School, Virginia Beach, Virginia
I was transported back to the Revolutionary War. The excellent storytelling skills had me fully enmeshed in the character.
- Janet Marvel, LCSW
Tidewater Community College, Chesapeake, Virginia
Lynn Ruehlmann's stories of childhood zoom kids and adults back in time to their own memories of figuring out the world. The tales make you laugh yet remind you to take seriously the vulnerability of the young. I find myself in her child characters as well as in the adults she portrays, and I come away wiser.
- Marni Gillard, Author of Storyteller, Storyteacher
Students and teachers agreed that we especially liked the VARIETY. Everyone was impressed with your skill at your craft, how you became all the different characters in the stories by using your voice, facial expressions and gestures.
- Kathy Hellum, Teacher, Haslett Middle School; Haslett, Michigan
You were fantastic! Rave reviews are flooding in!!
- Betsy Blandford, teacher, Powhatan, Virginia