audiences, special event sponsors, and sponsor comments
Dolores' stories have been featured at special events sponsored by:
Storytelling Festivals,such as The National Storytelling Festival (Jonesborough, TN); Selma Tale-Tellin' Festival (Selma, AL); Timpanogos Storytelling Festival (Orem, UT); Four Corners Storytelling Festival (Farmington, NM); Connecticut Storytelling Festival (New London, CT); Athens Storytelling Festival (Athens, AL); Front Porch Stoytelling Festival (Florence, AL); Akron Storytelling Festival (Akron, OH); Cave Run Storytelling Festival (Morehead, KY); Virginia Highlands Festival (Abingdon, VA); ArtBurst (Birmingham, AL); Stone Soup Storytelling Festival (Woodruff, SC); Winter Story Fest (Atlanta, GA); Smoky Mountains Storytelling Festival (Pigeon Forge, TN); Huntsville Story Festival (Huntsville, AL); and others.
Performing Arts Series at Gorham's Bluff Arts Institute, Pisgah, AL; Performing Arts and Lecture Series (Knoxville, TN); the International Congress of Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, MI); Distinguished Events Series at the University of North Alabama (Florence, AL); the Birmingham Museum of Art; Birmingham Botanical Gardens; and Aldridge Gardens Al Fresco Series (Hoover, AL).
Regional Arts Councils,such as the Arts Councils of Alexander City, Blount County, Leeds, Dothan, Demopolis, and Sylacauga (Alabama); Columbus, Mississippi; and Knoxville, Tennessee.
Theatres,such as Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VA), Birmingham Festival Theatre (Birmingham, AL), Alabama Regional Theatre (Gadsden, AL), and the Terrific New Theatre (Birmingham, AL).
Libraries,in programs sponsored by the Adult Services Department of public libraries in Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Conference Centers,such as The Center for Life Enrichment (Highlands, NC); Twin Pines Conference Center (Sterrett, AL); and the College of Continuing Studies (Tuscaloosa, AL),
Churches and Church-Affiliated Groups,such as Canterbury Methodist Church (Birmingham, AL), First Presbyterian Church (Stuart, FL), Grace Episcopal Church (Anniston, AL), First Presbyterian Church (Marietta, GA), Woman Spirit Rising Retreat Center (Cullman, AL), and the Birmingham Baptist Chaplains Association.
Business and Professional Groups,such as Executive Women International (Birmingham, AL), Kincaid Travel (Oklahoma City, OK), Health Librarians Association (Birmingham, AL), Cookware Manufacturers Association (Orlando, FL), Alabama Council of Hospital Auxiliaries (Mobile, AL), Alabama Counseling Association (Livingston, AL), Mississippi National Guard Family Programs (Jackson, MS), and the Alabama Master Gardeners Association. .
Universities,such as East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN), Westminster College (Fulton, MO), American University (Washington, D.C.), Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI), Lindsey Wilson College (Columbia, KY), Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, AL), the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL), the University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL), Judson College (Marion, AL), and the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
"Dolores' stories are beautifully worded, energetically performed, and so entertaining. She's our groupís favorite program every year!" -- Jeannine Burge, arts group program coordinator
"[This show] is an opportunity to see Dolores Hydock do what she does so well -- bring characters to life on stage that we care about so much by the time we leave the theater." -- Alec Harvey, arts editor, Birmingham News
"Your summertime story series was mesmerizing; the four stories were so powerful and powerfully told. Youíve touched all of us by the passion you put into each story. You took us to ancient places, and we loved the trip." -- Jane Wilson, program sponsor
"We laughed, we cried, everyone there was touched by at least one special story from your engaging repertoire." -- Barbara Hill, library program coordinator
"Your lunchtime program was just the right blend for our conference: both entertaining and thought-provoking. It was a creative complement to the rest of our workshops, and was in the top rankings of our attendee evaluations." -- Nancy Martin, conference coordinator
"The stories you chose to go with our theme for the retreat were 'right on.' Everyone is still talking about them -- just what I hoped would happen!" -- Marian Bauer, retreat coordinator
"Half of our managers came to the second day of meetings wearing the Wishing Rings you gave us. We were inspired and entertained -- just what I wanted. You made me look good for hiring you!" -- Mark Renninger, meeting coordinator
"Our students asked to have you back again this year. A whole year later, they're still talking about your presentation at our fall orientation last September. For college kids, that's really saying something!" -- Gary Brittain, campus program coordinator
"We are getting rave reviews for your performance. You are the first speaker I've ever booked who got a standing ovation. I'm sorry I didn't get to see your presentation, but I couldn't get into the room...it was full!" -- Roberta Stratford, program coordinator