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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Theater, Open Hand The Stonecutter Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Japanese theater, with bunraque and other forms of puppetry. A contemporary story “The Mountain that Loved a Bird” is woven through this performance about ambition, integrity and caring for ones world. A brief demonstration of different puppet styles follows each program.
$501- $1000
Basini, Lisa Halloween - Nightmare Cake Life Skills- Food,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Create a cake to look like your worst nightmare, just in time for Halloween. This will be a great way to celebrate Halloween with friends and family
$201- $350
Greenspan, Fred Puppetry Educational Package Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A demonstration and discussion of traditional puppets, their styles and use in different cultures and historic periods. A small (Baba Yaga) hand puppet show or full scale performance can be included as part of the program. With a background in museum education, Fred Greenspan has been performing traditional live puppet shows since 1983. Dressing in period costume, he provides an historic overview before each show. His performances can be seen at museums, libraries, schools, fairs and special events of all kinds.
$351- $500
Catalanotto, Peter Writing and Illustrating Children's Books Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Drawing
I show my creative process from the inspiration to the finished book. I give examples of how ideas for books come from everyday life. I draw in each program, giving tips and techniques as the drawing develops. The audience leaves my program inspired and empowered to write and draw.
$351- $500
DiLorenzo, Kris Bombshells, Goombahs, Nonnas, and Wiseguys: Will the OTHER Italian Americans Please Stand Up? Performing Arts- Theater
This original one-woman show, supported by the Westchester Arts Council and the New York Foundation on the Arts, is Italian American actress Kris Dean's take on the ridiculous and demeaning media stereotypes of Italian Americans. With the help of fictional characters, including movie superstar Gina Sophia Maria Anna Claudia Virna Giulettia Silvana Scucciacicolone and reformed Red Brigade terrorist PollyOanna X Ronzoni, Kris takes you on a ride through reality, where you'll be introduced to real Italian American achievers. Be prepared to laugh, learn, eat─ and sign a petition to get Connie Francis into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
$351- $500
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose Presents: Parent and Child Life Skills- Parenting,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This presentation uses guitar and puppets to foster and nurture the bond between parent and child.
$201- $350
Hartin-Gelardi, Lorraine Long Ago When I Was Little….A Family Story Celebration Life Skills- Parenting,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi will share personal stories about her family and will talk about the importance of the role of “memory keepers” in families. Parents and children are encouraged to bring family memorabilia, photos, and mementoes. Children and parents will have time to share their stories.
$101- $200
Lappen, Henry A Passion for Birds Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Mime
A Passion for Birds is a comic, interactive, educational show about adaptation. Formerly called, “Birds in Their Habitat” the program uses realistic, handmade masks to explore how different species have evolved different shapes and behaviors to adapt to their environment. Combining his passion for nature and performance, Henry weaves through the crowd acting out the birds while explaining their diversity. Participants then don the masks and soar as Eagles, swim as Puffins, and stalk as Herons. Henry Lappen has been performing comedy for over 30 years. He has been an avid student of nature since childhood. In this show, he combines his love and knowledge of birds, with his comic timing, and artistry in mask making and performing. Henry studied mime, mask and clowning at California’s Dell’Arte School of Physical Comedy. He is a member of the Hampshire Bird Club and the Northeast Hawkwatch. Henry was a Great Blue Heron in a past life.
$351- $500
Clive, Young, May The Fan Film Be With You Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
May The Fan Film Be With You presents and discusses 15 of the best Star Wars fan films. In recent years, many movie fans have been inspired to make their own Star Wars films; using video cameras and powerful home computers for editing and special effects, these weekend directors have created a genre that became known as ‘fan films.’ Many of their homespun creations rival the original movies in quality and story, making these unusual films a permanent part of the Star Wars universe.

Most of these films are quite rare and have not been seen anywhere except the internet, but this program will screen them the way they were meant to be seen, in full-quality video. Additionally, the program will discuss the history of the growing fan film movement and explore what compels these budding filmmakers to invest so much effort into their personal visions of the Star Wars mythology. All material screened will be appropriate for the whole family, but discussion will be aimed primarily at adults and young adults.

$201- $350
Boyer, Jeff Simple Machines - Mad about Science Show Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
Learn about simple machines in all their different forms with Professor Von Schmartkopf. A wacky and fun-filled educational show.
$501- $1000
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