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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Carlson, John KidMotivator.com Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
John Carlson is an Educational Entertainment Specialist. John first learned magic at the age of 10 by reading a book from his local library where he grew up in Brooklyn, NY. The magic bug bit him hard and he decided to start his own magic club and would hold monthly meetings at that same library. To show his appreciation John and his magic club members would put on a show every month for the library. He continues today performing his educationally significant programs through out the country. Our programs promise to be engaging and entertaining using magic, ventriloquism, and audience interaction while also maintaining the highest standards of educational significance. Most importantly our programs are structured, written, and delivered to stimulate and motivate the audience members to continue the learning process through self-directed learning. Every program motivates kids to read and learn!
$351- $500
Davis, Katie Great Storytelling in Words and Pictures Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Beginning: How to draw great characters, brainstorm, and create a ‘voice’ for characters. Middle: Establish plot, setting, and conflict. End: Edit and re-write the story and create a resolution! Assemblies: Katie teaches story construction, sequencing, how ideas transform from thought to published book. Audience learns to do drawings of emotions, Katie shares her own mistakes, and teaches skills students can use when creating their own stories. Highly interactive program - audience helps write a story; volunteers make different emotional expressions. Katie draws their faces on the characters and together they create a new narrative with emphasis on beginning, middle and end. Workshops: brainstorming, plotting, descriptive narrative, and character development. Illustration: Katie teaches HOW TO SEE so you’re able to illustrate any story you write. Dear Katie, I'm usually 'ho-hum' when it comes to author visits. You were one to change my mind! You were...the best ever writing session, and I truly mean it! Jayne Pitt, teacher
$1001- $3000
Byers, Kathy YOUR SCHOOL IN SONG CREATE ONE TODAY! Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Co-written with input from all classes participating in the songwriting process. Additional songs are written as students are inspired by the "muse" in the classroom. Forty-five minutes per class works well for brainstorming, creating lyrics and melodies and voicemail recording with an iPod in the classroom. The school is presented with a CD-recording of their own School Song and a printout of lead sheet and lyrics. A celebratory assembly culminates the songwriting experience.
$351- $500
Hudert, Christopher Travelin' Jack & Co. Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
An itinerant puppeteer with a hand puppet booth and a knack for tall tales entertains family audiences much as puppeteers did in America’s Colonial days. Three American folk-tales are told with hand puppets by a single puppeteer who serves as both narrator and character in the show. Based on a Jack tale, a slave story-song, and a morality tale, these stories reflect the depth, scope, and humor of early American storytelling. The first story, “Foolish Jack,” is a Jack tale about Jack’s adventures when he first leaves home. The second story tells “Why Dogs Chase Cats.” The final story, “A Bundle of Troubles,” is a morality tales that teaches a valuable life lesson: count your blessings, not your troubles. As contemporary as it is classic, this show is a delight for audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
Reynolds, Jackie Make-Up/Costume Demo Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Visual Arts- Painting
Go behind the scenes! Bee Bee shows you the transformation from grease paint to lacing up clown shoes! Ask questions. See details that go into being an award winning clown. Then, get ready to laugh! Be part of Bee Bee's Best and Brightest Comedy Magic Show!
$201- $350
McIntosh, Story Laurie The Library is the Place for Me! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Story Laurie's love for libraries is infectious! Bask in Laurie’s frolicking style as she weaves tales of wonder and sings sunny songs about everything from home-grown tomatoes to turtles that fly, all the while delightfully reminding young and old that her favorite place to learn stories & songs (and just plain ol' hang out) is at the library! This program also features two Story Laurie tunes: the call-and-response “Come Along with Me” (to the library, that is!) and the “No Library Books in the Bathtub” waltz.
$201- $350
North Shore Theatre Group, Greg Oliver Bodine DARK SOUNDINGS: Two ghostly tales of ship & shore Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
North Shore Theatre Group presents Greg Oliver Bodine in DARK SOUNDINGS -- a double bill of one-man, stage adaptations of two classic ghost stories: 'The Screaming Skull' and 'The Upper Berth' by F. Marion Crawford (1854-1909). These two plays are staged back-to-back with minimal set and lighting effects, and are performed with a short intermission in 80 minutes. One actor. Two classic ghost stories! Suitable for Ages 12 - Adult. Perfect for the Hallowwen season! 'Reminiscent of Masterpiece Theatre -- very turn of the century, very warm, but somehow unsettling, because in its richness hides something sinister.' --Oyster Bay Guardian. DARK SOUNDINGS is being offered as part of NSTG's SOLO CLASSICS Performance Series. The program combines elements of classic literature, drama and storytelling in a solo, narrative performance format, which is designed to give audiences an exciting, live, theatrical experience that is at once immersive, enlightening and educational. Available for bookings at tri-state libraries. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2015.
$501- $1000
Fischer, Joe Joe Fischer's The Balloon Workshop Performing Arts- Magic
This workshop based program offers the audience a chance to develop the skill and talent to become a real balloon sculpture. Once a few well guarded secrets are explained, it will take just a twist here and there to allow every child to create dogs, flowers, bunnies, elephants and more. Every child is given a large supply of balloons and their very own pump. Do not miss out on a program that offers laughs, smiles, fun and balloons!
$201- $350
Conrad, Bob Fun with Ventriloquism Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A very special show that will delight your entire audience. See Bob bring an inanimate object to life and turn it into a living personality, as he creates Tennessee Turtle from a sock. Meet Co Co the Playful Chimp, and Gooney Bird the five foot tall bird puppet. Members of the audience will take part in the Balloon Blowing Contest of the Century. It's laugh a minute fun with one of the best vents around in a program of audience participation, balloons, ventriloquism and fun, fun, fun. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of The Puppetry Workshop Manual, Mouth Puppets, Bob Conrad's Rain Forest Animals, Bob Conrad's Deep Sea Adventure, and Bob Conrad's Great Americans.
$201- $350
Mitch Weiss, Martha Hamilton Stories of Wonder and Humor from around the World Literature- Authors,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton are seasoned presenters who have been winning audiences and critical acclaim throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia since 1980. Renowned for their dynamic presentations of world tales and their work in teaching storytelling, they are available for performances, workshops, and extended residencies. Their twenty-one books and recordings have won numerous awards including Parents’ Choice, National Parenting Publications Awards, Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (from Bank Street College of Education), and the Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award. A typical comment after a school visit is: 'Beauty & Beast Storytellers have so much talent wrapped in one package! They are authors, dramatists and educators bursting with energy and enthusiasm. Their books delight all audiences and when they talk their books, it's an unforgettable performance.' Mitch and Martha will get children of all ages excited about reading and inspire them to tell tales in an engaging manner and to write their own stories. Their story collections and picture books appeal to a wide range of ages. Check out their terrific Web site which reflects the quality of their programs and the breadth and depth of their experience.
$501- $1000
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