Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: Author Visits
Program category: Literature- Authors
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Program length: 35-50 minutes
Audience level: Juvenile
Audience size:
Program description: Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss are award winning authors and recording artists and would be happy to visit your school in that capacity. They will tell stories, give tips on telling, and answer any questions students have. Their story collections include world tales that have been rewritten so that they are accessible for telling by children. After seeing Mitch and Martha tell stories, students will be excited about telling tales themselves. Storytelling is a fun activity that is highly educational. All the story books have tips for telling which make it possible for teachers to have each student (second grade and up) choose a different tale, learn it, and share it in front of classmates. Those who choose to do so can tell for other classes as well. Some of the tales are simple and short enough that they can then be retold by first graders and even kindergartners. Mitch and Martha's performances will also serve as catalysts for creative writing.
Space/special requirements:
Travel restrictions: None
Program fee: $1001- $3000
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $0.54
Notes about the fee: If an overnight stay is required we will need a hotel room.
Other notes:
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Long Island
Program last updated: 12/01/2016
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Martha Hamilton & Mitch Weiss
Performer name: Beauty & the Beast Storytellers
Phone: 607-277-0016
Mailing address: 137 Northview Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: Fayetteville Elementary School, Maple East Elementary, Pound Ridge Elementary, Palmyra Elementary, Furnace Woods Elementary
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Performer information last updated: 12/01/2016


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