What we do

A stronger community BUILT by You

Quest Storytelling is project born of a desire to build community, rather than divisions, in the greater Prescott area. Only by recognizing and hearing stories of each other’s human experience can we understand each other and create the world we want. We come from all walks of life and hope you will join us!


Ever since we created language we have been telling each other our stories. Storytelling is a cultural tradition that has been strengthening communities and perpetuating tolerance for generations. It is our belief that everyone should be heard, all we have to do is listen.


We come from all walks of life and hope you will join us!

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Upcoming Events

Local venues here all around Prescott where you can hear stories, or tell one of your own.

pricing

All Event dollars go towards the local community and to build and improve upon QUEST.

Regular Admission

Additional Donations welcomed
$5
  • Full access
  • Seating

How to tell a story

Telling a good story means you have to craft a good story. Here are a few questions you should ask about your story before you tell it, and some tips to ensure people will love the story that you tell.
Why are you telling this story?
  • If you don’t understand why you are telling a story, can you expect your audience to either?

  • Maybe you want to make people laugh, maybe you want people to learn from something that happened to you. Remember to be yourself, this isn’t a monologue, a stand up routine, or a rant.

  • Once you have your reason you need to know how to structure your story so that people will listen and understand it.

Is this a story and is it structured correctly?
  • All stories must include an arc or a change. This is most commonly a change in a character’s mindset or actions. In your story that character will most likely by you. How did you change from beginning to end?

  • All stories must have stakes. If there is nothing to be lost or gained, then there really isn’t any room for a story. Why did this particular moment matter to you?

  • Everything that has a beginning has an end. Your story is no exception. Do you know when and how to end your story?


How long will it take you to tell it?
  • Knowing how long it will take you to tell your story is extremely important. Not only for you, but for your audience.

  • Try to set a time limit for yourself and see if your story can be edited to fit within it.

  • Avoid drawn out meandering endings.


If you are interested in telling a story of your own at an event of ours please let us know through our contact page or on Facebook.

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Our team

A passion-filled group of professionals that come from every corner of the globe. Each bringing their own skillset and diverse knowledge base to make Quest work.
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Ali Cassidy
Co-Founder
Ali Cassidy is a clinical social worker at the Prescott VA. She and her husband, sculptor and former Army Artist Gary Cassidy, have lived in Prescott for 14 years.
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Diane
Co-Founder
Diane Delp, artist, therapist, and activist returned to Prescott two years ago from Tucson in order to be closer to friends and family. She would now like to build local connections through the art of community storytelling.
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Moe Elerman
Co-founder
Moe is well-versed in time and stress management, empathy in communication, team-building and project development, currently he is charge of building all of the digital key points of Quest.
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Brendan Cassidy
Co-Founder
Brendan is an NAU graduate who lives in Prescott. He is currently working with the digital marketing agency Orakee. He was raised on Garrison Keillor and has developed his passion for storytelling from a very young age.
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Greg Rooten
Co-Founder
I was attracted to the storytelling theater concept because I've learned through the years of the importance of hearing personal stories, which are the basis of relationship.
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Mickey
Co-Founder
As a playwright, I write plays leaping from flights of fancy or raising historical figures to life. Stories move us. They let us identify with those whose life experiences differ from our own—let us see through the eyes and hearts of others building community around the world.

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