Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: Journey to Ellis Island: An Immigration Story
Program category: Genealogy
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Program length: 30-60 minutes
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: Up to 250
Program description: In this touching and powerful performance, Story Laurie portrays her grandmother as an immigrant girl full of hopes and dreams. Listeners travel with the young Carmela on this emotional (and often humorous) journey as she departs her hometown of Potenza, Italy, crosses the Atlantic and arrives in New York Harbor, ready to begin a new life in a strange and magical land. The performance (25-30 mins.) is followed by a discussion/Q&A session about US immigration. Journey to Ellis Island is also available as a residency program where Laurie helps students develop the skills to research their own family stories. The residency culminates in individual or group art projects (eg. a song written by students and which tells of the collective immigrant experience; class “quilt” that depicts each family’s story).
Space/special requirements: None.
Travel restrictions: None
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $0.50
Notes about the fee: Discounts available for block-booking. If the fee is out of your range, give me a call. I'm very happy to work with you!
Other notes: No travel fee within 30 miles of Andes, NY.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Long Island
Program last updated: 12/07/2009
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Story Laurie
Performer name: Story Laurie McIntosh
Phone: 845-676-4727
Mailing address: 547 Grommeck Road
Andes, NY 13731
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: WAMC Radio Performance Place, Clearwater Festival, Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, Tellabration - Kingston, NY, Cazenovia Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 01/28/2015


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