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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Oshlag, Rebecca and Rachel An Evening at 221 B Baker Street (2015 Summer Reading Program) Performing Arts- Storytelling
An Evening at 221B Baker Street features the telling of “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” by Rachel and Rebecca Oshlag of StoriesGalorious. Like elocutionists of earlier times, these storytellers adhere closely to the written word in their recitation and interpretation of literary works. Their performance enlivens the tale of a damsel in distress, cunning villain, stalwart companion, and hero of reason and action. Audience members unfamiliar with the plot will be engrossed by the story while admirers of Sherlock stories will be enthralled by the telling of one Holmes’ most rousing adventures. Rachel and Rebecca provide an introduction to the story, and they entertain questions and comments afterwards. Created for the 2015 NYS Summer Reading Program, Every Hero Has a Story and year-round.
$101- $200
DiLorenzo, Kris SHAKESPEARE’S WOMEN: THEY’RE NOT WHO YOU THINK THEY ARE! Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Juliet’s a romantic teenager, Lady Macbeth’s an evil conniver, Kate’s an untameable shrew─ wrong! Shakespeare never paints a one-dimensional portrait. There’s much more to these and other females like Queen Margaret, Hermione, and Tamara, than meets the eye─ and you may be very surprised by what they’re really like. The clues to their personalities are in Will's original scripts. Actress Kris Dean performs Shakespeare’s women the way he wrote them, not the way we’re used to seeing them. You'll never look at them the same way again! Kris trained at the Royal National Theatre Studio in London, studied with Royal Shakespeare Company members, and was a master student of director Patrick Tucker, London’s Original Shakespeare Company founder. She has played many classical roles on the New York stage and appeared in Provincetown and Boston, as well as in her own one-woman show. Kris is a member of SAG and AFTRA
$351- $500
Pelham, Ruth Theme Day Activities Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Ruth will design special concerts, workshops, and residencies for your library's needs. A combination of kinds of programs can be geared to one or more ages focusing on Earth Day, Summer Reading Program, Women’s History Month, Black History Month, Holidays, Health & Wellness, and many more. A gala culminating event can bring together the entire community to celebrate the creative efforts of the children. At the heart of all programs are Ruth's original songs of hope and possibility, and her unique perspective as a peace advocate, educator, musician, and community builder.
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES by TSF Productions Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES is presented by TSF Productions, with costumes, scenery, and a wide variety of musical instruments, in a clever script by Joe Cosentino, and original songs by Richard Stillman. Craig Babcock and Richard Stillman combine their multiple talents to bring this famous Hans Christian Andersen tale to life. See how pomposity and deceit turn into humility and honesty, as each character learns to accept himself and others.
$501- $1000
Forsyth, Sondra The Great Gatsby Performing Arts- Dance
The Great Gatsby is a residency for middle school or high school students. The ballet has original choreography and a story line by Sondra Forsyth based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Teaching Artists conduct workshops with up to 100 young people, any combination of grades 6-12. The residency culminates in a costumed performance. We have a valid NYC DOE requirements contract and we are eligible for Suffolk County BOCES and P/NW BOCES funding. Private schools and some public schools use PTA funds
$3001+
LaRue, Michele My Summer Vacation: 2 stories by Sarah Orne Jewett & H.C. Bunner History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
Celebrate summer the old-fashioned way: with two short stories, vividly performed by professional actress Michèle LaRue. Michèle unique presentations of century-old American TALES WELL TOLD have garnered admiration from Maine to Oklahoma: =It's difficult to find the words to describe the wonder of what you do!=; =You could hear a pin drop!=; =LaRue is as close to perfect as possible.= In Jewett's THE NICE PEOPLE (1890), a charming young couple creates confusion at a rustic New England resort. In Bunner's MISS ESTHER'S GUEST (1893), a charitable spinster invites a stranger from the City to her country home. A member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, Michèle has specialized in performances from America's Gilded Age for two decades. Born in Oswego, NY, Henry Cuyler Bunner was for most of his professional life editor-in-chief of Puck, the earliest American comic weekly. His stories about New York City foreshadowed the work of O. Henry. Sarah Orne Jewett lived her entire life in South Berwick, Maine. MISS ESTHER’S GUEST appeared in THE COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS, her best-known and “finest” work, which chronicles a fictional town on the Maine coast.
$201- $350
Holder, Chris Family Storysinger Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Family concerts have been a specialty of Chris' for years - full of singalongs, tall tales, jokes, lies and riddles, plus an occasional storysong from Chris' own family. Lots of audience participation for a happy, fun-filled, tuneful event.
$501- $1000
Epstein Kravis, Anna The Piggy Bank Show-- Saving Spending & Sharing (ENGLISH-SPANISH VERSION AVAILABLE) Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
The Money Show is a Song & Puppetry program that teaches young children about the value of money in a fun, age-appropriate way. Saving, spending smart and sharing are concepts presented using interactive songs, puppetry, stories and colorful , interactive props. Meet Anna's puppet friends, LuLu the Singing Llama, learn from Macdonald about how he got his farm, meet Bernardo the Banker as he explains what it means to save. This show was created for the Newark Library, presented in several branches, and is under written by the PNC Bank. Anna created a popular BILINGUAL English-Spanish version for this library.
$351- $500
Graham, Michael The Lazy Fox / The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
THE LAZY FOX/EL ZORRO PEREZOSO Can a very lazy Fox trick an Armadillo? Perhaps...but in this Spring Valley Puppet Theater production of the Argentine folktale, The Lazy Fox, the Armadillo has a few tricks up HIS sleeve! This program features enchanting hand puppet animals and a large rod puppet Sun. This production is also available in a bilingual version: El Zorro Perezoso. THE WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING A hungry Wolf tries to outwit the savvy Shepherd and make a meal of the helpless, little Lamb. Helpless? Maybe not! Adapted from the Aesop Fable, this popular story is enlivened with a colorful Mexican setting, a humorous communication gap and a surprise ending!
$351- $500
Clive, Young, May The Fan Film Be With You Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
May The Fan Film Be With You presents and discusses 15 of the best Star Wars fan films. In recent years, many movie fans have been inspired to make their own Star Wars films; using video cameras and powerful home computers for editing and special effects, these weekend directors have created a genre that became known as ‘fan films.’ Many of their homespun creations rival the original movies in quality and story, making these unusual films a permanent part of the Star Wars universe.

Most of these films are quite rare and have not been seen anywhere except the internet, but this program will screen them the way they were meant to be seen, in full-quality video. Additionally, the program will discuss the history of the growing fan film movement and explore what compels these budding filmmakers to invest so much effort into their personal visions of the Star Wars mythology. All material screened will be appropriate for the whole family, but discussion will be aimed primarily at adults and young adults.

$201- $350
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