The Voyage of LuvDrop Productions LLC
The business started with the love of storytelling. Miss LuvDrop - Gwendolyn J. Napier listened to stories from her mother, Sarah F. Jackson for countless hours regarding life, her mothers childhood and family. Miss LuvDrop became inspired by constantly asking and understanding, how do you tell stories? Her mother replied that Storytelling comes from the heart, "Just Be Yourself." The sharing of a myriad of life experiences, wisdom and professional training made Miss LuvDrop realize that everyone has a story and people who would love to listen to this storytelling. These stories prompted volumes of questions which led to Miss LuvDrop to one day make her fantasy of owning a business and storytelling a reality.
Miss LuvDrop focuses on creating stories that will keep audiences engaged through songs, music, movement, dancing, instruments and props to make the stories come alive and stay alive in their minds. “She brings a story, love, and a beautiful Smile with her each time she performs.” Ms. Napier enjoys reading and telling a variety of stories from cultures around the world. Miss LuvDrop has been inspired by a trip to West Africa where she had the opportunity to experience the Nigerian culture and customs.
Ms. Napier uses realistic goals and strategies to reach the youth through real life experiences to assist and motivate their self-esteem, and to remind adults that our history is not lost, but our past experiences from the roots of our ancestors connect us to the present allowing us to spread our wings to soar into the future.
Miss LuvDrop's passion, life experiences and work ethic has led to many affiliations and memberships associations. Gwendolyn J. Napier is a member of Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia, National Association of Black Storytellers, Southern Order of Storytellers, Center for Puppetry Arts, PeachSeed Youth Tellers, Peachtree Clowning Alley & SECA, Cornerstone Community Church, Peachseed Tellers and W.I.G.S. - Women Imaginative Guild Storytellers. Storytelling continues to be the vacillating thumb in her heart with plans to change the lives and the future of the world. A future of Hope and Change.
Venues where I have performed
Atlanta Fulton Public Libraries
DeKalb County Branch Library
Clarkston Branch Library
Hammonds House – Historical Portraits
West End Performing Arts Center – LuvDrop Productions of“My People”
Historic Oakland Cemetery – Spirit of Oakland
Peach State Festival – Southern Order Of Storytellers
Atlanta Speech School
Clarkston Literacy Language Festival
Southview Cemetery – Her Stories
Stories In The Garden @ Hill & Dales
Grants Parks Festival
Bear On The Square in Dahlonega, Ga.
Hammonds Glen Nursing Home
Jack & Jill Organization
Fern Bank Museum
National Archives History Center
Cascade UMC - Atlanta
Columbia UMC – Decatur
“Think Healthy” Workshops Series
South Dekalb Mall (Back to School)
Greenbrair Mall – Mom and Daughter Wellness Fair
Barrington Hall in Roswell
Roswell Visitor’s Center
Triple Tales Festival in Decatur
Women’s Imaginative Guild of Storytellers Program
PeachSeeds Youth Storytelling Festival
Fulton County School System
Atlanta Public Schools
Ben Hill UMC
Milton Carvin Crabapple Festival
Juneteenth Atlanta Orrganization Parade
Everybody Wins Atlanta
Valdosta /Salter Hahira Public Library System
Valdosta Public Schools System