Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Tales to Chill Your Blood Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Spine tinglers! Of course, I specialize in delicious fear, which is not at all horror, but chills with an ending that will make you laugh.
$351- $500
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. From the Sublime to the Ridiculous Performing Arts- Storytelling
A lighthearted look at the spectrum of odd, funny, and downright strange things which people in law enforcement, firefighting, emergency services, parks anbd recreation, government, education, and customer service fields experience on a daily basis. Most are amusing commentaries on the current stream of interest of the general public, but others are more serious and may have impact on our lives from a public policy standpoint.
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane European Tales of Enchantment History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales of Enchantment: Enter the world of fairy tales where magic is only a moment away, and lessons about how to live are expressed through vivid symbols. For younger children, Diane brings to life classic fairy tales like Snow White and Rose Red and Bee, Mouse, Harp and Bum-Clock, an unusual 'Jack' tale. When Jack returns home with dancing bugs instead of beans, the fun and magic really begin! For older students ask for the performance Storytelling of Ireland and Britain which explores the oral tradition through Arthurian legends and ancient Irish tales.
$351- $500
Sardelli, Darren Pre-K Poetry Party Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
This interactive poetry presentation teaches Pre-K students about rhythm as they clap their hands and dance to the beats of Darren’s poems. Each poem takes them on an imaginary journey – they’ll go surfing in a rainbow ocean, they’ll play fetch with an invisible puppy, and they’ll even sing Darren’s poems with Darren. It’s a fun filled day of learning for everyone!
$201- $350
Hartin-Gelardi, Lorraine Be the Hero of Your Own Life…Finding Your Place in Family Stories Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Every family has a collection of stories, sayings, photos, objects, memories and customs that make them unique. Storyteller Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi will help children become “story detectives” and search out the answers to questions such as “What was the worst meal you ever cooked?” “What is the best vacation you had as a family?” “How did you get your name?” Children will develop techniques for exploring family history and ways to share their stories with others.
$101- $200
Cain, Ron The Case of the Missing Bunny Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Other
Appearing as the mysterious magician Professor Arcane, Ron Cain trades his top hat for a Sherlock Holmes cap when his bunny Watson disappears. Young audience members become magical detectives using clues and illusions to find the bunny. Throughout the 45-minute show, Ron stresses the value of reading and visiting your local library. The magic show highlights the New York State Library reading program theme, Get a Clue @ Your Library.
$201- $350
Nager, Stuart Songs of Disaster: Devised & Collaborative Theater Master Class Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
(Advanced Students/Teachers) Using the lyrics of early 20th Century songs of angst and disaster as jumping off points, the workshop group will take a journey into devised & collaborative theater. Ensemble building will be explored through Boal and Viewpoints exercises. Working in small groups, the attendees will be actors, playwrights and directors to create scenes from the lyric sheets the group chooses. Students must have a strong improvisation background and willingness to create as part of a group. Each group will present their work at the end of the session. NOTE: This workshop is designed to be done in a two to three hour period of time or short residency. *This can also be altered to fit elementary schools through Folk and Traditional Tales, as well as other subjects in a process drama format.
$501- $1000
McIntosh, Story Laurie I Love the Bugs in My Backyard Music,
Nature- Gardening,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Every spring, Story Laurie plants a BIG garden. But she knows that gardening is not a one-woman show. “I Love the Bugs in My Backyard!” is a playful and informative celebration of the insects who fertilize, pollinate and otherwise help Story Laurie’s garden grow! This lively, participatory program offers up a veritable trove of traditional tales, tunes and some new treasures as well. With her bee-witching style and fun repertoire of insect fact and folklore, Story Laurie is guaranteed to make your students BUZZ with delight! This program is ideal for classes studying insects or plant life, or for those planning a community garden or Farm-to-School project.
$201- $350
Endres, Eric Eric Herman's Cool Tunes for Kids Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Eric Herman is a multiple award-winning children's music performer. Eric's concerts and assemblies for kids' and families are bursting with comedy, creativity, audience participation and outrageously fun songs. Eric's music videos, including the viral hit, The Elephant Song, have become extremely popular online, with over 40 million views on YouTube, and his songs and videos have been heard and seen nationally on PBS Kids, The Today Show, Fox & Friends, XM Radio and in the Warner Bros. film, Life as We Know It. Eric is a native of Western New York (Buffalo) currently living in the Pacific Northwest. He regularly travels around the country, performing concerts and elementary assembly programs for kids and families, receiving rave responses from kids, parents, teachers and event coordinators wherever he performs. Eric usually visits NY State 2 or 3 times a year.
$201- $350
Golden, Gail World of Wonders! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Wondermakers perform 3 interactive folktales from around the world! Libraries can select their 3 folktales by requesting The Wondermakers Top 10. The stories to select from are from Puerto Rico, Kenya, Mexico, the USA, England, Japan, Central Africa, Ireland, Russia, and Italy. Whole audience participation as well as audience volunteers who become characters in the stories are both part of the show! The stories are all from library books. The show encourages reading, creativity, and an interest in many cultures. Mime, humor, and colorful props and costumes are all included!
$201- $350
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