Monday, June 4, 2007

Available Performances and Workshops

For each performance, I draw from my large, ever growing repertoire. I have material from many different cultures, various holidays and themes, and FOR ALL AGES. Generally, I put together what tales I’m going to tell for each specific performance. But, listed below are some of the story “groupings” and titles I sometimes perform. Pick from one of these, ask for something special, or leave it up to me – all these options are available to you.

For The Youngest Listeners, Ages 4-6:

Tiny Treasured Tales: Delightful short stories just right for the pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade set.

Downward Facing Dog Tales: Yoga meets folktales, in this performance designed to stretch your body and imagination. (Also available for elementary aged children).

Elementary School Aged Children:

Loud and Rowdy Tales: This collection of world stories that dance, stomp and shake will do it all – except put the audience to sleep!!

African and African-American Folktales:Anansi the spider and others, are here in this program that highlights both African and African-American folktales.

Circus Tales: Combining folktales with circus skills, this performance is a trip to the Big Top, story-style!!

Another Language: Starting with a short story about language itself, these stories build the viewers understanding of American Sign Language.

Older Children and Adults:

Simply Stories!: Every culture has a story to tell – some make us laugh, some make us gasp! This show is full of rich tales from around the globe.

Stories with a Point: Without being preachy, these stories all teach a lesson. From sharing, to being happy with who you are – there’s something here for all who listen. (Also available for younger audiences).


How to Tell a Moving Story: In this workshop we’ll explore how to tell at tale with more than just the voice, and unlock a storytellers secret weapon – their body!!

Create Your Own Folktale: Using different story types, workshop participants will fashion, and tell their very own tales.

How to Get Away with Talking Loud in Libraries and School: This “Storytelling 101” workshop offers the basic “how-tos” of telling a tale. Available for the young, and the young at heart!

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