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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
LaRue, Michele The Apple Tree: a celebration of spring and poor housekeeping History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
Old Sarah Blake—=small and intense=—is a relentless dynamo of obsessive good housekeeping. Her neighbor, Sam Maddox—a gangly giant of a man—has =lived somehow without much work.= When a fall through =one of Mother’s nice cane seat-chairs= puts old Edison Blake out of commission, the Maddox family learns =It’s terrible hard work cleanin’ house.= The collision of these two very different couples on one eventful afternoon reveals the true value of a glorious spring day. New England author Mary E. Wilkins Freeman conjures her story with insight, humor, and affection. Written in 1903, THE APPLE TREE harkens back to a time when literature was written for the ear, and Freeman’s evocative prose gives LaRue ample opportunity to enthrall. In her honest, vibrant performance, the actress embodies four distinct characters, using “Down Eastern” dialect to recreate a lost era. Michele is a member of both actors’ unions: Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA. She has performed vintage American short stories for two decades, touring nationally with a wide-ranging repertoire of TALES WELL TOLD.
$201- $350
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. WINTER WONDERLAND by Flying Ship Productions Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
WINTER WONDERLAND is a multi-cultural holiday performance, inspired by the characters of Lewis Carroll. Four actors follow Alice as she journeys into Wonderland to discover the real meaning of the winter holiday season in a multicultural awareness of charity and acceptance. FLYING SHIP PRODUCTIONS presents elaborate musical theatre performances, with inventive staging, dynamic choreography, creative costumes and magnificent scenery. All shows feature Broadway-caliber actor/singer/dancers, humorous scripts and original songs by Jonathan Luks.
$1001- $3000
Pasqual, Julie Performing Arts- Storytelling
This collection of world tales that dance, stomp, and shake will do it all - except put the audience to sleep. It is performed by Julie Pasqual, who is a storyteller trained in dance, clowning, acting, stiltwalking, yoga, and American Sign Language. These tales come from different cultures and countries, and utilize a ton of humor, movement, and can be adapted for audiences of various ages.
$201- $350
Talavera, Alex Hieronymus Bogs Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Hieronymus Bogs is a one-man troupe whose artistic mission is to create and inspire. Bogs's imaginative approach to musical performance combines elements of poetry, theater, and the visual arts. Garbed in the attire of a traveling pilgrim (a metaphor for the creative journey), Bogs sings his original folk songs accompanied by his banjo, harmonica, bells and foot percussion. He interweaves his performances with short storytelling vignettes and recitations of William Blake, while incorporating simple props like a spool of red ribbon, or a bucket of river rocks to enhance the overall visual experience. His welcoming voice and emotive music are akin to artists like Woody Guthrie and George Harrison who often addressed themes overlooked by many entertainers. With songs like “The Infinite Possibilities of Universal Love” and “The Muse's Welcome,” Bogs's performances are thoughtful and engaging, encouraging viewers to realize the heights of their own creative potential.
$201- $350
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Creative Kids (ages 3-5) Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Join Mother Goose in a fun-filled atmosphere as children put their own spin on the familiar nursery rhymes and simple tunes that she presents.
$201- $350
Haynes, Jeff Percussion & Spoken Word Workshop Literature- Poetry,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
This is a poetry workshop, designed inspire writing, offer a platform for self expression and presentation and cultivate personal voice. Jeff would work with students on coloring and bringing to life their words with percussion. A one day workshop or can be structured to weekly sessions over the course of one month. Based on budget, interests and audeince. Ideal for 5th grade to adults. participants will be engaged in various exercises and discussions to help them connect Jeff’s percussive textures with their inner voice. They will see first hand how percussion can bring out different inflections in their writing and delivery. The workshop invites participants to bring their poems to perform with Jeff and/or come with an open mind, ready to write and perform something inspired by the sessions. As participants listen to Jeff play, they will become in-tune with the “voice” of the rhythm. Participants will be challenged to allow their writing and performances to reflect on: how the rhythm makes them feel; where does it take them; and what their inner voice will say in return.
$1001- $3000
Marshall, Nate Nate & Kate- Folk Duo Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Our main Nate & Kate Show is a mix of original Americana, traditional folk songs, and eclectic covers rich with vocal harmony, played mainly on guitar, cello, banjo, and harmonica. The show also features some story-telling and light banter, plus juggling choreographed to cello. Suitable for all ages, but best for listening audiences. Show can run 45min-3hrs. We can provide sound for smaller venues. See and hear more at www.nateandkatemusic.com.
$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
Heckstall, Amina Olushola Ballet International Africans - AFRICA MEETS AFRICAN AMERICA PROGRAM Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Dance
This is a project/ program that was begun in 2005 to show the division between Africans and African Americans in this country, while also showing how we are very similar. We aim to use the cultural arts that we share through our ancestral lineage and that we have gained from our ancestry in this country to show where we come from, where we should be headed, and how to get there as a united community. We use Traditional & Interpretive African dance, drum, song, folklore, poetry, hip hop, litugical dance, and even rap to teach morals, history, and cultural arts. We do this through performances and/ or classes.
$501- $1000
Kruszka, Donald Gumshoe McMonocle and the Strange Case of Rumpelsomething Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
The tale of Rumpelstiltskin presented as a 1940s detective story. A desperate queen hires an intrepid but bumbling private eye to find the name of the man who can turn straw into gold and prevent him from taking her first-born child. Offered for consideration for the 2013 Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Series theme. Nominated for Best Family Faire Award by Bitter Lemons Publications as part of the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
$101- $200
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