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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Forsyth, Sondra Dance Around the World Performing Arts- Dance
"Dance Around the World" is a residency for elementary schools. Teaching Artists conduct workshops with up to eight classes, any combination of grades K-5. The residency culminates in two costumed performances of dances from cultures around the globe. See the sample schedule below. We can tailor it to suit your needs. We have a valid NYC DOE requirements contract and we are eligible for Suffolk County BOCES funding. Private schools and some public schools use PTA funds.
$1001- $3000
LaRue, Michele The Yellow Wallpaper History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
A vibrant performance of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s classic: =The Yellow Wall-Paper.= In 1885, marriage, a well-meaning husband, and a questionable =cure= brought Gilman to her knees. Relying on blind faith, instinct, and courage, she willed herself back to health. Perhaps vital to her recovery was writing her brilliant =The Yellow Wall-Paper,= published in 1891. Transforming autobiography into fiction, she penned [pronounced editor William Dean Howells] a story =to freeze our young blood.= Gilman’s tale continues to chill readers today, dazzling feminists and historians, mystery- and horror-story enthusiasts alike, with its wit, suspense, and superlative style. Michele has performed a fully staged production of THE YELLOW WALLPAPER--adapted and directed by Warren Kliewer--in theatres from Maine to Minnesota to Virginia, for 20 years. THIS readers' theatre interpretation is designed for smaller and simpler library spaces. Michele's careful research guarantees a production faithful to its historical context. Costumed in a bustle dress of the period, Michele stretches the boundaries of oral interpretation in a performance capturing every nuance of Gilman's exquisite writing. =Your portrayal of that ingenious crazy woman is still with me.= National Portrait Gallery, DC. =LaRue is as close to perfect as possible.= Midland College, TX
$501- $1000
Epstein Kravis, Anna Week of the Young Child Song & Puppetry Show Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Anna's popular Week of the Young Child Show celebrates the fun, diversity, joyful imagination and love of learning of children around the world. Interactive songs, puppetry, stories, with move-along fun throughout offer a very special way to celebrate young children. There are many opportunitites for children to be in the show.
$501- $1000
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Remembering Anna Marlak: A Trunk Show on Immigration History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This one-woman show uses artifacts from Mrs. Pierce's grandmother, as she re-tells her immigrant journey all alone, through Ellis Island, to Binghamton, NY, in 1907. This makes the ordeal understandable, powerful,and personal. The storyteller draws each item from the trunk, including photographs, costumes, and small treasures from the Russian and Armenian cultures. The trunk is the very same used by Mr. Pierce's grandmother, who escaped the Armenian Genocide in the early 1900's. Audience members are encouraged to preserve oral histories and artifacts of their ancestors to help understand themselves better; and realize what gifts and curses run through their family history.
$201- $350
Kruszka, Donald Jack and the Beanstalk Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A fast-paced, fun story of a boy, his cow, and the beanstalk that changed their lives. Featuring the Giant! Presented as part of the 2011 One World, Many Stories Reading Theme at a number of Western New York libraries.
$101- $200
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
DuBois, Betsy Leland Faulkner Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
Leland sparks your audience's creativity and imagination with his unique performance using various art form to tell stories from around the world. He creates material that allows the spectator to enter into the imaginary with the actor. His original theatre productions have gained critical acclaim: paper becomes filled with movement and mystery, as butterflies appear to dance and multiply, or shadows seem imbued with a life of their own in an astonishing exploration of light.His creative use of visual effects, as servants to the imagination, creates a unique entertaining theatre event that gives audiences a new look at an ancient art. In the broadest sense, more happens in the spectator's imagination than exists on stage, worlds brought to life through simple gesture and the most basic of props.. By presenting material that allows the spectator to enter into dreams with the actor, Leland Faulkner's World of Wonder enables his audiences to walk away with visions of their own.
$501- $1000
Nugent, Margie Face Painting and Body Arts Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Painting
Using skin as the canvas - the perfect celebration art. Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos, Airbrush Tattoos and Henna. This program is a perfect add-on to a reading program, carnival or special event. Also available to teach. We have many write ups and are the preferred vendor for many local venues. We love special requests and working with kids of all ages.
$101- $200
Cruise, Jim Spoon Man Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
The Spoon Man wants to spoon you. He is an interactive musical family comedian. In 1986, he performed to Mikhail Gorbachev while in Russia. He also performed for former U.S. President Gerald Ford and Mr. Rogers. His totally clean act (never uses dirty silverware) with audience participation is ideal for libraries. The first thing your patrons will do after seeing his performance, is run to the kitchen and grab a pair of spoons. He also offers for tweens, teens and adults a BYOS (bring your own spoons) workshop. His book Spoon Boy was published in 2008. Read about his book on his website. COLORED posters are provided for advertising your event. Cruise invites you to join his growing list of the Spooned.
$351- $500
Franco Feeney, Betsy Giant Book & Song Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
For younger students, it is an eye-popping experience to see an almost 6-foot wide picturebook open before them! The smallest of worlds comes to life in a big way when Mrs. Feeney turns the pages of her giant book. The American Association for the Advancement of Science has praised the book saying, “Amoeba Hop is an innovative approach to introduce young students to the world of microbiology, using song lyrics.” The students will also perform the story of Amoeba Hop right in the classroom using large cutout characters from the book and the little girl’s umbrella & coat!
$201- $350
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