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Available year round days, evenings, weekends

For performances and workshops


$275 – $375 for a 2 -3 hour presentation of 2 to 4 sets

Other times and prices are negotiable


email: kompasshouse@bell.net  Phone: 613.228.2195


Kathie Kompass

Kathie is an animated teller with 28 years of active experience.

Her telling has taken place in libraries, churches, summer camps, private parties, public and high schools in Eastern Ontario as well as at Concordia University and for Girl Guides of Canada. Kathie has taken part in the Ottawa Storytelling festival on numerous occasions and participated in the Toronto Storytellers Festival three times She has told on the 4th Stage of the National Arts Centre Arts Centre and shared the position of artistic director for the Fourth Stage’ 2005-6 season. In 2004 and 2005 she co-chaired the Ottawa Storytelling Festival.

Currently Kathie leads the Introduction to Storytelling workshop for Ottawa Storytellers.

Kathie has participated in Storytelling and drama workshops with Storytelling Toronto, Toronto School of Theology, Ottawa Storytellers, Lorraine Kinsma Theatre for Young People, Ontario Arts Educators Institute, Puppet Mongers Theatre and at Storytellers of Canada Conteurs du Canada conferences.

Kathie's desire is to light a verbal candle, drawing the audience closer. She likes the taste of sharp, keen, vivid words in her mouth. Words that will create a picture in the Listeners mind as the story reveals itself.


Kathie is most comfortable telling to school children age 4 through grade 8. She delights in the mischief of folktales, the power of myths, and the true adventure of historical pieces

When storytelling for youth groups or schools she creates chants and participation stories to enrich the theme of the event and involve the audience.

Over the years Kathie has compiled and presented a number of engaging programs for adults and senior adults. Stories by and about naturalists John Muir and Grey Owl. She relishes telling literary pieces by Thomas Raddall as well as contemporary authors. Kathie has researched and created stories about Canadian historical figures such as Thomas Macintosh, John Rowand and Marguerite du Roberville.