Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Lawrence, David UNMASK! Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
David Lawrence's UNMASK! program encourages young adults to utilize all of their mental abilities, while David demonstrates some unique and amazing mind reading ability. David uses participants from the audience in a fast paced and funny program, 'unmasking' the teens thoughts, reaching into the audiences mind to tell them words that they only looked at seconds before, significant dates, names and other thoughts that they thought only they knew.
$351- $500
LaRue, Michele Eve's Diary History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Mark Twain often wrote of Eden and the first couple's explorations of Earth. What is commonplace today was mystery then--every beast, plant, and scientific certainty a wonder newly discovered. Eve is eternally questioning, her passion for learning rivaled only by her love for Adam--from her first sighting of him (It had no hips; it tapered like a carrot!) to her profound examination of their centuries-long partnership. In this witty, poignant monologue, adaptor Gayle Stahlhuth ingeniously intertwines several Twain stories and essays--setting them A long time ago, in Heaven. Past sponsors of this production include Chicago's Newberry Library, the Chicago Book Festival, and Mohonk Mountain House. SAMPLE REVIEWS: Twain's generous, teasing Eve shows all the familiarity with her husband's flaws that you'd expect in a marriage of several hundred years. Michèle LaRue, in an actor's tour de force, brings her radiantly to life. --Robin Hirsch, Artistic Director, New Works Project, NYC It was a pleasure to work with you. The program was wonderful! Your blend of humor and touching moments was perfect. --Emily Rowe, Special Events, Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis
$201- $350
Bromka, Sondra & John French Music, Instruments, & Dance Traditions of the Provinces Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Bromkas offer a memorable musical journey through the French Provinces! As traveling musicians who visit France each year to participate in regional music and dance festival, John and Sondra have a large repertoire of songs, instruments, and even lively circle and line dances that will be chosen to appeal to the age level and needs of your group. Rare and distinctive regional instruments in their collection include: Breton and Auvergnat bagpipes, hurdy gurdy, flutet et tambourin, more! There are also French songs especially for dancing. (Artists may present a concert of musical traditions, or a combination program of traditional dances, instruments, and songs. Other possibilities include participatory crepe-making activity, more!)
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Tales For The Earth Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
A Celebration of Nature and all the simple things we can do to help. Tales for the Earth is a beloved performance that is both educational and entertaining. It explores topics such as Water Conservation, Recycling and Wildlife Protection. Like all of Diane's programs, the performance is tailored to suit each specific audience. Depending on the age range stories may include: What Now, Cloacina?, Diane's hilarious water conservation story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her pond or Boy Who Loved the Swamp, based on the true story of a 5th Grade student who saves his favorite nature spot from development. In addition contemporary tales explore ways to foster a whole Earth ethic. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can create a difference. "Diane- Thank you for adding your magic to our Earth Day celebration this past weekend. We had over 1100 happy visitors that day, which is wonderful. You were so amazing with your messages and your dramatic "art." Thank you for coming!"Bonnie Drexler, New England Wildflower Society
$351- $500
LaRue, Michele Women Breaking Loose: stories by Kate Chopin & Edna Ferber History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
This pairing of stories by Louisianan Kate Chopin and Ohioan Edna Ferber explores in fiction two dilemmas that women still face daily: Who comes first—my family or me? Where do I belong—at home or at work? In Chopin’s poignant A PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS (1894), widowed Mrs. Sommers takes an impromptu holiday from home. In Ferber’s REPRESENTING T. A. BUCK (1913), divorced =lady salesman= Emma McChesney longs for life off the road. In both women—our ancestors—we see ourselves. Michele LaRue is a professional actress (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) who has specialized in performances from America's Gilded Age for two decades. WOMEN BREAKING LOOSE is recommended for HS - adult audiences. It is especially popular during March, Women's History Month. =I wish you could come into every literature classroom, perform at every library, be on the stage in a theater in every town, helping people connect with that wonderful literature, teaching people to listen to the sounds of wonderful sentences. Do the humanities and arts commissions of every state know about you?= --Susan Koppelman, editor, multiple volumes of 19th-century American women’s short stories
$201- $350
Epstein Kravis, Anna It Takes All Colors To Make a Rainbow MULTI-CULTURAL Song & Puppetry Concert Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Join Anna for multi-cultural fun and appreciation,in a show featuring highly interactive songs, stories, indigenous rhythm instruments, adorable multi-cultural puppets, LuLu the Singing Lama, sign language and lots more! Children have a chance to join Anna and be right in the show! Colorful cultural insights and stories create an appreciation of differences, and a sense of friendship, shared hopes and dreams, around the world.
$351- $500
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
Sommerstad, Patricia New York, New York, The World in a City Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
You don't have to travel great distances to see the world. New York's five boroughs are a microcosm of the nationalities of the world. The program is a Powerpoint travelogue of New York City's ethnic neighborhoods, including cultural attractions, itineraries, restaurants, markets and accomodations. The focus is on the food of each culture. It is highly interactive, with questions and prizes throughout. The tone is light-hearted, and the audience is encouraged to comment and have fun!
$201- $350
Pitkin, David J. New York State legends, folklore and ghost stories Performing Arts- Storytelling
My most recent book (9/1/10) contains New England Ghost stories, but I have also written two books of Saratoga County tales as well as two books of NY State ghost stories. I speak to students in an intriguing way, not scary, and ask them to think about the issues involved. It is a new way to study history, as some of the people of the past seem to return from time to time. My storytelling has been an enjoyable part of my life for a dozen years.
$201- $350
Whitcomb-May, Andrea Greta Garbage Many Stories Many Worlds Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Super star vocabulary words Reduce, Reuse & Recycle open up a world of stories with an entertaining look at the environment & the multifaceted topic of garbage! Stories even include garbage archeology & history. Using storytelling, puppets, and a bit of music Greta begins this journey traveling to Egypt, London, then west across the globe to return home where puppets Jasmine & Tessy present their audience driven show.
$101- $200
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