Artistic Name:
Lindsay Bonilla of World of Difference Ltd.
Lindsay Bonilla
info (at)
United States
Phone number:
(330) 858-0761
Celular :
North Canton, OH
North Canton, OH

Every program listed is highly audience-participatory.

The following programs are approximately 45 minutes in length:

  • The Ram in the Chile Patch -- A folktale from Mexico which shows that you don't have to be big to do great things)
  • Godmother Death -- A folktale which introduces audiences to the Mexican holiday, El Dia de los Muertos
  • Papa Dieux's Well -- An ecological folktale from Haiti with themes of sharing and responsibility
  • One Grain of Rice -- A mathematical folktale from India in which a young servant girl outwits a greedy raja
  • Babushka -- A Russian Christmas Tale which shows how Babushka came to be known as the Russian Santa Claus
  • King Lion's Gifts - A folktale from Africa which answers the questions, "How did the zebra get its stripes and the elephant his tusks?"

The following programs are approximately 30-35 minutes in length:

  • Lily and the City of Light -- An original story by Lindsay Bonilla in which a young orphan girl undertakes a journey of love and sacrifice to find her way from her dark village to the City of Light.
  • The Monkey and the Crocodile -- A folktale from India's Panchatantra in which a monkey must use his quick wit to save himself from his would-be friend, the crocodile
  • Dog Tails -- An Iroquois Folktale which answers the question why dogs sniff each other's tails)

Other folktales available by request, and of course, more always in the works!


  • Interactive Storytelling: Involving the Audience
  • Support for the Art of Storytelling and Creative Dramatic Play
Curriculum Vitae / Resume:

Lindsay Bonilla is a graduate of Northwestern University, where her studies focused on theatre, creative dramatics and storytelling. Her career as a storyteller began in Madrid, Spain where while working for Interacting, she learned the power of using audience-participatory stories to teach and connect with an audience. In 2008, Lindsay combined her love for stories and world travel and founded World of Difference, Ltd., an interactive storytelling company which aims to inspire the imagination while introducing audiences of all ages to foreign cultures through their folklore. With World of Difference, Lindsay performs at schools, libraries, senior centers, festivals, churches and other venues throughout the year. She also teaches and conducts workshops on the benefits and uses of Interactive Storytelling.

In 2010, Lindsay partnered with Little Beth Entertainment to write, co-produce and star in the film, Flight to India (based on the Indian folktale, "The Monkey and the Crocodile"). This exciting project which introduces audiences to the power of story will be available on DVD in the summer of 2011. An avid writer, Lindsay has authored two children's books, "Lily and the City of Light" and "'Twas the Year Christ Left Christmas," with more books awaiting release.

Member of International Storytelling Network.
International Storytelling Network
International Storytelling Network
Author of:

Lily and the City of Light (Guardian Angel Publishing, St. Louis, MO, 2010)

'Twas the Year Christ Left Christmas (Guardian Angel Publishing, St. Louis, MO, 2010)

2 more children's books under contract awaiting release


English, Spanish
Youtube Codes:

The link below will take you to my channel which has multiple videos for viewing.

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