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Folktale Fun

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 […]

Mad Dog & Me: Bullying and the Power of Kindness

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 […]

The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook

David Harrell always wanted to be a part of the normal 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. Always wanting more, David demonstrates that by not judging a book by its cover, everybody grows. This […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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 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 teachers.  Midsummer is perfect for meeting the […]

A Little Potato and Hard to Peel

This is a universal story about a not so ordinary life. In this warm, smart, and engaging autobiographical program, David 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.   […]

Gift of Story

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 […]

Stories of Africa

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. […]

Living History: Dramatizing Our Past

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 […]

Let’s Pretend

Dramatic play is one of the richest learning experiences for young children. In this workshop, theater games and improvisational activities engage the imagination, reasoning, and problem-solving skills of children and help them work well in a group. Familiar characters and stories come to life, and students have the chance to make up their own! This workshop […]

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