Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Randall, Mike Mark Twain Live! Starring Mike Randall Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
A One-Man Show Starring Mike Randall. Mark Twain, America's Greatest Author And Humorist is brought to life through the considerable talents of Mike Randall. Since 1972 this Nationally Acclaimed one-man show has charmed audiences throughout the United States and Canada. Appearing Off-Broadway at New York City's ONLY Dinner-Theatre and on college campuses, at Corporate gatherings, Dinner Theatres, Opera Houses, Churches, Schools and in Regional Theatres, the show bursts forth with all the wit and wisdom that was the trade-mark of the Great Man Himself. Mark Twain Live! is endorsed by the Mark Twain Museum of Buffalo. Mike Randall is the official Mark Twain of The Annual Huck Finn Jubilee in Victorville California and the Annual Mark Twain Birthday Bash & Symposium in Buffalo, NY. From the moment Mike Randall walks on stage there is no doubt that the Celebrated Humorist Mark Twain was and continues to be, one of America's greatest natural resources! PERFECT FUND RAISER FOR SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS & FINE ARTS EVENTS!
$1001- $3000
Edgecomb, Diane Tales of Enchantment History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
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, Diane explores the oral tradition through Arthurian legends and ancient Irish tales such as the humorous Sir Gawain and Loathly Lady. Enchant your audiences with the beauty and magic of traditional tales.
$351- $500
Gaulin, Sasha Mermaid Sasha Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Mermaid Sasha will share her stories of the bottom of the sea, her favorite storybooks, and let the kids ask her questions about life as a Mermaid. Sasha will sport her realistic, swimmable mermaid tail to share with the kids.
$201- $350
Zalben, Jane Workshops/Residency on Writing Process and Illustrating Children's Books Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Writing/Art in the classroom per grade level. Teachers combine classes together (two or three depending on size) to focus on the writing/illustrating aspects of creating a childrens' book, whether it is a novel or picture book. Materials passed around in this setting. A more personal experience than an assembly setting, therefore exposing students to the process in a hands-on of what is like to be an author/artist of books. Participation in making a book can be discussed. I do an age-appropriate reading of my work. I write for all ages! Fiction, young stories, poetry, non-fiction, cookbooks, and novels.
$351- $500
Gillman, Jackson The Magic of Rudyard Kipling - Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
The Magic of Rudyard Kipling: Just So - The classic Just So Stories are brought to life through Jackson's intimate theatrical style and a score of lively characterizations. School Library Journal review: Jackson's enthusiasm and delight infuses these stories from beginning to end. He is very entertaining while remaining true to the stories as Kipling wrote them -- further testimony to the timeless quality of these tales.
$351- $500
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Behind the Scenes History of the Palisades Intestate Park Commission History,
Literature- Other
The PIPC is now over a century old. It was founded, at least overtly, on the premise of land preservation. But there were other hidden and nefarious agendas which would never be considered in this day and age. the PIPC has a long history, but much of it has not been recorded or reported. In more recent times it sdarker side has been revealed. A lecture and discussion of this and other aspects of PIPC development behind the scenes then and today.
$201- $350
McIntosh, Story Laurie Flying on the Wings of Our Words Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Story Laurie introduces students to the art of storytelling and walks them through the process of preparing their own folk tale or fable for the telling. In the workshop sessions, storytelling and improve games help the students develop useful storytelling skills such as developing eye contact and use of gesture and voice. The artist teaches students to learn their story by developing imagery and creating a storyboard, rather than through rote memorization. In grades 3 & up, students work individually or with a partner; for grades K-2, students learn a group tale to share with other groups or classes.
$201- $350
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
Edgecomb, Diane A Fire In My Heart: Kurdish Folktales Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Folktales: Based around Diane's new book of Kurdish folktales, this program introduces students and families to this pivotal Middle Eastern culture. Diane will present Kurdish stories she collected firsthand including The Lie a humorous story about a tall tale contest between an Uncle and his nephew, Fatima, the Kurdish Cinderella story and tales of how the moon and the Milky Way came to be. A map, anecdotes of her collecting experience and traditional dress and dance round out our exploration of this little known culture. Notice in the Salem News-2007 'How fun and exciting to have you visit Pine Point School! And, I have to tell you that I have heard such wonderful comments since the assembly. You inspired questions and comments all over campus and you were a hit with both students and faculty alike. Diane, I am in awe of your courage, and can't thank you enough for sharing your stories with us. With fond regard, Sandy Pereira, Cultural Enrichment, Pine Point School, CT'
$351- $500
Cruise, Jim Spoon Man - "Dig Into Reading" Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
With the theme "Dig Into Reading", I'm thinking of a cereal bowl with books inside and 2 spoons digging in. I am a family musical interactive comedian and I'm also a published author. My book is called "Spoon Boy". I also offer a workshop for teens and adults called BYOS (Bring Your Own Silverware). My web site is www.SpoonMan.biz . I have my library brochure, video clips and info about my book on my web site. My program is around 45 minutes. With multiple bookings (on the same day), I can be as inexpensive as $300 per show. I don't mind driving an hour or more between libraries.
$351- $500
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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