Clever spiders, signifying monkeys, and grinnin’ buzzards are just some of the intriguing characters in Folktale Fun. This interactive program is ideal for preschoolers and elementary school-aged children. Performing in her signature high-energy style, TAHIRA captivates young audiences while imparting universal values such as appreciating differences and being kind with your words. Family audiences around […]
This entertaining mix of world tales and personal stories addresses the universal experience of standing up for yourself in the face of adversity and bullying. Through fables, myths, and stories from his own life growing up in a rough neighborhood, award-winning storyteller and educator Dr. David Gonzalez offers insights and strategies for cultivating compassionate relationships […]
David Harrell always wanted to be a part of playground games, but was only included when the other kids recognized that his prosthetic hook made him perfect for the part of Captain Hook in Peter Pan. Through perseverance, he showed he could be more than just the boy with one hand. David demonstrates that by […]
Personal loyalty and patriotic duty collide as cries of revolt rock the Roman capitol in Shakespeare’s searing political thriller. Dynamic and deeply relevant, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s new production is a must-see for students of history and English literature. Available late February through mid-May 2020.
When starry-eyed young lovers and zany would-be actors cross paths with mischief-making fairies in a magical forest, the result is one of the world’s most uproarious comedies. This Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey production is a fanciful envisioning of the Bard’s classic: An ideal “first Shakespeare” for elementary grades and a riotous roller-coaster for teens and […]
This is a universal story about a not so ordinary life. In this warm, smart, and engaging autobiographical program, David Harrell delivers a hilarious and insightful look at living with a disability. Through his journey we all learn to not let the challenges or circumstances of our lives peel away the core of our humanity. […]
In Kwanzaa Tales, storyteller TAHIRA will introduce students to the history and seven principles of Kwanzaa through story, song and poetry.
In Gift of Story, TAHIRA shares stories of hope, triumph, and tragedy, drawn from a diverse repertoire of original works and those based on African oral tradition. Her high-energy and dramatic storytelling and vocal styles also touch upon contemporary issues, such as tolerance, empowerment, and the impact of one’s choices. TAHIRA plays authentic African instruments […]
In Stories of Africa, students take a journey through the African Diaspora via story. From the villages of Africa to the urban streets of America, TAHIRA teaches students the origin and purpose of stories in the African experience. Each student has an opportunity to select a story; make their own adaptations; and perform the story. […]
In Living History: Dramatizing Our Past, students gather information about their own families’ journeys to the United States and then turn their research into an extraordinary group presentation. Each Living History residency begins with a theater piece by Anne to introduce students to the immigrants who established themselves on America’s shores. NOTE: This program is […]