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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Riley, Tom ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS Genealogy,
Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Other
ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS----I am the author of 2 books on the subject. The largest mass relocation of children in America took place during the orphan train era 1854-1929. Over 400,000 children were transported by rail out of NYC and major cities. They were America's first foster children. I do a lecture/video presentation. Life in the 19th Century could be brutal. When adults fell victim to alcoholism, job loss, or drugs, the children were the first to suffer.
$201- $350
Hudert, Christopher Tales of Beatrix Potter Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A solo puppeteer/storyteller explores the fantasy world of one of Victorian England’s best-known authors and illustrators. Set in an old-fashioned nursery, this performance includes three favorite Beatrix Potter stories as seen through the eyes of a young English girl growing up at the beginning of the twentieth century. As she pursues the everyday activities of playing and learning, the tales of “Two Bad Mice,” “Jeremy Fisher,” and “Jemima Puddleduck” seem to grow from her imagination. This 45 minute show incorporates hand, rod, and shadow puppets with storytelling and song in a style that is sure to please young and old alike. Licensed by Frederick Warne & Co.
$351- $500
Feldman, Eve STORYTELLING, WRITING, DRAMA WORKSHOP Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors
My recent book, BILLY AND MILLY, SHORT AND SILLY, is comprised of thirteen very short stories that can be enjoyed by non-readers, emerging readers and older students who enjoy word play and storytelling. The book has been greeted by starred reviews and recommended as a wonderful introduction to the joys of reading, storytelling, rhyme and language. I have developed a series of activities that revolve around this book and involve interactive, enthusiastic student participation.
$501- $1000
Smith-Carrigan, Michelle The Elephant Child Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A hilarious, contemporary adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale of how elephants got their long noses. This story is from Kipling's beloved "Just So Stories" collection. Delightfully explore adult/child relationships, boundary testing and optimism with the elephant child on his quest to satisfy his insatiable curiosity! Featuring large colorful hand crafted mouth puppets, marionettes, and soft sculpture scenery. This show is a great way to introduce children to Kipling's mastery of language.
$501- $1000
Science Stories, Amy Gargiulo Science Stories Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Discover the Science in Every Story with Science Stories Science can be found in every story your child reads. Some scientific concepts are apparent, while others are hidden deeper within the pages of the story. During a Science Stories workshop, your child will be entertained through reading their favorite stories, then educated through a hands-on scientific experiment or a demonstration of a scientific concept found within the story. We will bring our Science Stories workshops right to your door! Each workshop is created to meet the educational standards and interests of children in Grades 3-6. All workshops can be modified for younger grades. Book a workshop for your library, elementary school, after-school center or camp today.
$101- $200
Lewis, Alan I Grew Up On A Farm Literature- Authors,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
I am the author of the children's book, I Grew Up On A Farm. I come dressed as a farmer in overalls, straw hat and red handkerchief. I bring with me farm paraphanalia such as; a wooden chicken crate, chicken hook, egg baskets (with wooden display eggs, different colored eggs, large feed sack, realistic toy chickens, and other farm implements. I tell stories of my experiences growing up on a farm using the various farm implements. I then read my book to the group. It is on Power Point format, so large audiences are not a problem. The book and presentaion are non-fiction and are aligned to the NYS Standards for Social Studies, 2nd- 4th grade. Free 4 page teachers guide. Check out www.IGREWUPONAFARM.COM
$351- $500
Hudert, Christopher Aesop's Fables Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Aesop’s imaginative and informative world of amusing and instructive stories springs to life in these bright and delightful tales. A solo puppeteer/storyteller brings to the stage the tales of “The Ant and The Grasshopper,” “The Country Mouse and The City Mouse,” and “The Tortoise and The Hare.” Each fable has a moral, or lesson, that illustrates different proper behavior and highlights a different style of puppetry. The wit and wisdom of one of the world’s best known storytellers are as relevant today as they were when Aesop first told them nearly three thousand years ago.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane A Celtic Evening Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Irish Culture comes to life with Storytelling, Song and the strains of the Celtic harp. In A Celtic Evening, Diane brings to life Ireland’s storytelling treasures from the humorous Legend of Knockgrafton to the hauntingly beautiful Deirdre of the Sorrows. The most famous of all Irish romances, Deirdre weaves together Druidic prophecies with a forbidden passion so profound it dares to defy the fates. The performance is set against a lush background of harp music: original and traditional melodies played by the versatile Margot Chamberlain on a variety of Celtic folk harps. Enjoy an evening of humor, passion and music with these two inspiring performers. A Celtic Evening is also available as a full musical event with the addition of Michael Punzak on story and fiddle and Tom Megan on accordion, keyboard and pennywhistle. Thoughtfully composed and beautifully presented, A Celtic Evening was a joy for us all. The combination of both your talents made for an inspirational evening that moved the audience to laughter and to tears, and left us with a feeling that magic was in the air. Director of programming, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA
$501- $1000
Newcombe, Melody Mother Goose Interactive Storytelling Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Mother Goose entrances children with her menagerie of puppets, dress up costumes and props for the kids to act out nursery rhymes, songs and wonderful storytelling.
$201- $350
Samarripa, Consuelo Stories with Consuelo/Cuentos Con Consuelo Literature- Authors,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Award winning Author with Stories with Consuelo/Cuentos Con Consuelo offers multicultural poetry and storytelling.Consuelo Samarripa shares her Mexican heritage through stories, tales, poetry, and folklore. Unique bilingual blends and noise makers, as well as her use of shawls, add interest to her storytelling style. She also conducts workshops and seminars for children, educators, and adults. Her varied life experiences allow her to relate to audiences through a different perspective-- as a native and a foreigner. The Cuentos Celebration and World Medley programs offer a bilingual blend of folktales and historical stories that may be customized for presenters and their audiences. The Cuentos Celebration consist of various Hispanic tales, folklore, poetry and historical stories. The World Medley program consist of multicultural folktales and folklore, and some Aesop fables. Stories exposing character traits such as loyalty, honesty and integrity are woven into the programs. The repertoire can span through various two hour storytelling concerts. Other programs are available for adult or children's workshops, special holiday events, keynotes, and festivals
$1001- $3000
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