Antonio performs tales from around the world with his signature moves and sound effects. This culturally diverse show not only entertains but also addresses matters of communication, self esteem, conflict resolution and respect. Teachers and sponsors can discuss with Antonio repertoire content to better fit curriculum.

Elementary, Middle and High Schools

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Jungle Tales

Take a wild trip into the jungles of Brazil and Africa. Antonio draws from his repertoire of animal tales with an ecological theme and a myriad of fantastic sound effects and signature mime illusions. All stories are selected to cater to the various grade levels. 

Elementary and Middle Schools

Under African Skies

Antonio performs tales from around Africa with his signature moves and sound effects. This culturally diverse show showcases Africa’s different landscapes, animals and peoples  bring forth not only the diversity of this amazing continent, but also lessons of respect, understanding, justice and more. 

Elementary, Middle, High Schools, general audiences and business keynotes.

Featured on PBS -

This PBS show called - Stories from the Stage - features Antonio Rocha closing the evening with a heartfelt, at times funny and above all true story about an impromptu performance for peace he improvised in 1987.
To watch this riveting retelling of the event please click HERE
You will then have to move the bar to 17:30 of the show.

Thank you -

Hidden Gems

A Workshop: 
Transitions—the moments in a story where we shift between one thought and the next—are hidden gems tucked away in a story well told. Whether you’re your family’s unofficial historian or a professional teller, learning to master these moments will give your stories extra polish and finesse. This workshop will teach you how to identify and develop the transitions within your stories by practicing techniques with voice and body language.

   You may reach Antonio Rocha at:
[email protected]
                            or at
                    207 329 0849
                      Thank you 


Welcome to Antonio Rocha's world of comedy and light hearted stories, with realistic sound effects and  physical comedy.  You will find yourself in a roller coaster ride of the imagination with unique characters facing  one of a kind situations.  These works have been presented to adult audiences across the US and in 20 other countries. A perfect presentation that can by customized to your event's needs. 

Please enjoy this story buy clicking HERE.

General audiences - Special events - Business keynotes 

Beyond The Voice

This workshop focus on individual creativity with the use of body language and mime techniques to make the invisible visible, therefore creating atmosphere and seamless transitions. Studies prove that body language accounts to more than 70% of how we communicate, what we say has very little to do with what we mean.  Antonio is a dedicated teacher and his 30 year experience as a solo performer will guide you with care through these discoveries.  This is a participatory session, filled with fun and movement. Learn how to explore these tools in a fun and safe environment and your stories will never be the same.

Voices and Sound Effects

This workshop is for discovering the five different voice resonators (chest, throat, mouth, nose and head) and how we can create fun characters and sound effects with them. It is useful for all styles and genres of storytelling. The teller can have his/hers own voice when narrating. However it is very helpful to create different voices for the characters in a story. By doing so, you will have a presentation that will flow better from scene to scene, you will have more clarity in your delivery and then be able to eliminate a series of redundancies that tend to slow the story down.

You will also learn a series of sound effects in this session that will benefit your storytelling by creating atmosphere, character  and transitions.


“A great thing about Antonio as teacher is that when he coaches individuals, he makes the principles so clear that everyone watching learns from the process. A whole day with him would be truly inspiring.”
                                      - Jo Radner
 Folklorist, Storyteller and Past President, National Storytelling Network


“Given the importance of storytelling in our kind of work, I was looking out for someone who could help us learn the craft and the magic of telling powerful stories. I had the privilege of seeing some of Antonio’s performances and approached him sometime last year [2016] since he was arguably amongst the best going around. What struck me as the most valuable part of the coaching sessions that I had with him was his ability to help me learn the basics in a simple and yet deeply effective way. His command over the craft and his ability to transfer it to me was truly remarkable. What made his session easy to absorb was his ability to keep it light and fun, while yet putting me through the rigor that was required. Above all a very warm and wonderful human being, who touches you in many ways beyond his craft. I look forward to working with him soon. “                    - Rajesh Sahadevan 
               Center Of Gravity Consulting 


“Antonio Rocha knows how important it is for an organization to get its story right. He expertly guided our team through the discovery of our nonprofit’s origin story, and worked one-on-one to prepare us for situations that call for its compelling delivery, including elevator pitches and donor lunches. He called our attention to the subtleties of gesture and the importance of personal connection, showing that a story is so much more than just words. I am very grateful to have benefited from Antonio’s storytelling coaching – he helped to set our foundation’s story on the right track!"
                      - Stephanie Hom, PhD
Former Executive Director, Acus Foundation 


Chicken and Crocodile
“Antonio Rocha is a warm, compassionate channeler of important stories who can touch any audience. His stories are meaningful and resonant. He is tender and fierce. He uses every tool at his disposal — his face, his voice, his body — in service of the tale to be told. Most importantly, to me, is his acute awareness of the audience with whom he is working. His stories shift and change to meet them halfway, whoever they are, whatever age they are, whatever mood they bring in the door. He is a master.”

Mark Lutwak

Former Director of Education
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park