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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Gaulin, Sasha Mermaid Sasha Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Mermaid Sasha will share her stories of the bottom of the sea, her favorite storybooks, and let the kids ask her questions about life as a Mermaid. Sasha will sport her realistic, swimmable mermaid tail to share with the kids.
$201- $350
Feldman, Eve Writing Workshops Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other
WRITING WORKSHOPS Encourage writing competence and confidence with Ms. Feldman's dynamic, motivational workshops. Using her expertise as an acclaimed author and Harvard trained educator, Ms. Feldman creates lively custom designed workshops to decrease the fear and increase the fun of writing. Skills, tips, techniques and practice enhance research directed non-fiction writing and/or creative writing. Topics covered may include taking reliable notes; creating compelling beginnings, self-editing, showing vs. telling; the power of description; choosing effective words; understanding point of view; developing strong characters, etc. Sessions are adjusted for age level. Humorous punctuation and spelling exercises are also available. Ms. Feldman has added interactive workshops based on her recently released book BILLY & MILLY, SHORT & SILLY, a well-received (starred reviews) and humorous introduction to storytelling.
$501- $1000
Mahoney, Daniel Writing with Pictures Workshop Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Drawing
In my program the students learn the nuts and bolts of picture book making, from what the jacket's job is to how and why I choose the illustrations for a particular manuscript I'm working on. I share with the children everything I utilize while creating a picture book : rough sketches, story board, dummy book, and final artwork that actually goes in the book, as well the art I created that didn't make it in. Then the students become the authors as I illustrate the story they conjour up in a round robin storytelling session. I sketch it all out on a large pad of paper, then the students get to keep my art to make up stories of their own!
$501- $1000
Cavanaugh, Deb Be Creative: Create a Song! (For the 2009 Summer Reading Program) Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
After warming up our voices and creative juices with rhyming songs such as Down By the Bay and others, we will work collaboratively to create our own song.
$351- $500
Hartin-Gelardi, Lorraine Long Ago When I Was Little….A Family Story Celebration Life Skills- Parenting,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi will share personal stories about her family and will talk about the importance of the role of “memory keepers” in families. Parents and children are encouraged to bring family memorabilia, photos, and mementoes. Children and parents will have time to share their stories.
$101- $200
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Babushka Tales Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Understanding the diversity of cultural heritages, Mrs. McKeon Pierce tells tales of Eastern Europe with ethnic costume, props, and song. Babushka means grandmother, and these stories are folktales with the universal appeal of hearing tales on your grandma's lap.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - SEUSSICAL Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Oh, the thinks you can think when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters and stories hit the stage in this unforgettable musical adventure by Broadway veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. The noble Horton the Elephant, the one-feathered bird Gertrude McFuzz and the antics of the Cat in the Hat steal the spotlight in one of Theatreworks' largest-scale productions to date!
$3001+
Aleandri, Emelise Italian-American Theatre Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Frizzi & Lazzi (which means “sparkling theatre”) is a music and theatre company of professional actors, singers and musicians dedicated to reviving the musical and theatrical entertainments performed by Italian-American immigrants at the turn of the last century. The body of work from which productions are adapted includes original plays, songs and skits by Italian-American writers and composers, as well as traditional theatre and music from the Italian repertory, all of which were performed on the stages of Little Italies around the United States. Our actors and performers dress in period costumes, and speak and sing in both English and Italian during performances to make the material accessible to everyone, and still retain the flavor of the original Italian. Our musical and theatrical material is ideal for your social and educational organizations and makes Italian cultural events and celebrations a success! Frizzi & Lazzi can also include variety type entertainments: such as, jugglers, acrobats, magicians, folk dancers, puppeteers, etc. The company also conducts workshops and provides educational lectures with video or audio presentations on various aspects of Italian and Italian-American culture: Carnevale - Masks - Italian-American Theatre - Italian Festivals - Pulcinella.
$3001+
Hudert, Christopher The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Applause Unlimited celebrates one of the 20th century’s greatest storytellers - Hans Christian Andersen - with this new adaptation of their UNIMA award winning show. Sometimes serious and heartwarming, sometimes downright silly, but always fun, the show features storytelling and song as well as over twenty hand puppets, rod puppets, and marionettes in three of Andersen’s best loved tales: “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelisa,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”
$351- $500
Sayles, Elizabeth Picture Books from A-Z with Elizabeth Sayles Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Other
This in-class workshop is presented by award winning and best-selling picture book illustrator and author, Elizabeth Sayles. Picture Books from A-Z This workshop shows how a picture book is made, beginning with the manuscript, and then the creation of thumbnail sketches, a dummy book, revisions, final sketches, finished art and finally the printed and bound book. Creating the artwork for a book is a lot of hard work, and its not always easy for pictures to come out just right. Drawings that didn’t work out too well, and many, many sketches are shown to demonstrate this. Drawing skills and craftsmanship are necessary to be able to create illustrations, but you also need imagination, memory, observation skills and a lot of reference material. Readings from the books are included. This workshop can be tailored for any age group, from k and up
$351- $500
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