Antonio Rocha

Antonio Rocha (pronounced haw-sha) is an award winning  internationally acclaimed storyteller. His unique fusion of mime and spoken word has been featured in premier venues in the United States, as well as at events in 15 other countries spanning 6 continents. With his tenor voice, realistic sound effects, unique characters  and mesmerizing moves, Antonio can reach a vast age group entertaining kids and adults. He is sure to tickle your funny bone and delight your soul no matter your age. Antonio's programs include, folktales, original personal stories, myths, comedy, movement pieces and stories based on his immigration to the USA from Brazil. One such story was recently featured at a TEDx event  (please click HERE to watch it). Often a featured teller in the nation’s premier storytelling events, Antonio's programs may be booked for schools, museums, libraries,  universities, festivals and special events where good listening is cultivated. Teaching his craft is also something Antonio loves to do. His techniques are presented with a kind and exploratory approach which is well received by performers and business leaders alike.

Upcoming Events

Greeting to you and thanks for coming into my website. I hope you are well.
It is now the end of May 2022. As you know, It has been a very convoluted past 2.5 years. I have come to the conclusion that if I am alive and breathing on my own, that it is a miracle I should not take for granted. I have been doing a lot of performances via zoom throughout and more and more in person. I even flew to the United Arab Emirates to perform last September. This past April 30th I performed my new show, The Malaga Slave Ship at the Maine Maritime Museum. The show was created at Indigo Arts Alliance last October. 
Please find below an exciting list of performances and residencies I have for the upcoming Summer months. 
-June 18th: Connecticut: Darien PublicLibrary at 3pm.
-June 29th: Maine: Gray Public Library at 10:30 AM.
-July 17th: Maine: Farnsworth Museum Family show in Rockland at 1:30pm.
-July 23rd: Maine: Patten Free PL in Bath.
-Sept 6-15: Maine: Hewnoaks Artist Colony Residency.
 -Sept 22-24:
Cave Run Storytelling Festival.
 There is more for the end of 2022 coming up soon. Thank you. 
- Partners of the Americas:Our Roots Summit Nov 1-3 
    Bogotá  Colombia. 
I will be representing Maine as the President of Partners of the 
   Americas- Maine Chapter. 
- Midland TX Storytelling Festival. December 1-3.
- New Year Gorham Maine. Dec 31st. 

Teller In Residence

June 7th -11th @ 2pm.
I am super looking forward to being back in Jonesborough TN.
I hope to see you there!!!!! Thank you-
Please click here for more information.

Festival of Arts and Ideas.

June 18th at 11:30 AM .
I am looking forward to returning to the Festival in New Haven Connecticut.
I hope to see you there!!!! Thank you -
Please click here for more information.

Cave Run Storytelling Festival

Sep 22nd-24th.
I am super excited to be retuning to this wonderful Storytelling Festival.
Please click here for more information.

"Stories beget undertanding - Undestanding begets respect -Respect begets justice - Justice begets peace - That is the power of Story" - Antonio Rocha
You will root for Turtle in the journey to realizing its dreams, and learn that nothing is impossible with the help of family and friends.

You will root for Turtle as it journeys to realize its dreams of going to the Party in the Sky. Along the way Turtle learns that nothing is impossible with the help of family and friends.

This DVD was inspired by Antonio’s first trip to Africa. It includes African Folk Tales to warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.  A Mime Skit and tips for the story teller are also included.

This CD features 6 personal stories from my Immigration narrative:
One the Table - Happy and Kind - Cabin Fever - A New Citizen - A Walk to Remember - Blame it on Hollywood.

This DVD includes: Alazão, the horse that saved six lives - The kid and the Giant - Life begins when you turn 40- The Eagle who thought it was a chicken - A mime short.

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