Stories for Children (212) 397-8141 BIOGRAPHY
LuAnn Adams has created & performed thousands of Storytelling Programs for children and adults in Schools (Assemblies & Residencies) Public Libraries, Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, Girl/Boy Scouts, Hospitals, Special Needs Centers & many other organizations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Ohio, Kentucky, Nevada, Idaho. She has performed on the Symphony of the Nile Cruise Boat in Egypt & in Vietnam. She has received 23 Touring Grants from the Cincinnati Playhouse to create & perform a new Storytelling Program of "Folktales for the 21st Century", inspirational, multi-cultural stories that resonate in the lives of young people coming of age in the 21st Century. LuAnn performed for 21 years at the Cincinnati Playhouse for the Rosenthal Next Generation Series of family concerts. She has conducted 'Storytelling Master Classes' & 'Storytelling for Puppeteers' Workshops at Northwestern University, in Chicago. She performed twice at the Clarke County School Librarians Association Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. LuAnn created & performed "The Rabbit in the Moon & other Marvelous Tales of the Night Sky" for the The Abrams Planetarium @ MSU for the Wharton Arts Center in East Lansing Michigan. She also performed "Jaws, Paws & Claws- Animal Wisdom Tales" at the Pasant Theater @ MSU. LuAnn has told Civil War stories for History Festivals: The River Rondezvous & Big Island Rondezvous for 5 years, each year for 15, 000 students & teachers in Minnesota.
Her education includes a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Child Psychology, (Macalester College), M.F.A. in Acting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University) where she studied with Ed Stern, Bill Esper & Maggie Flanigan. LuAnn also created residencies & performance pieces for C.L.I.M.B. Theatre in Minnesota, as a Lead Actor/Educator for children with Special Needs.
LuAnn is a 'Sole Provider of Services' for the New York City Dept. of Ed (Storytelling Residencies, Professional Development Workshops & Performances), & can be also be booked for her Storytelling Performances, Workshops & Residencies, through BOCES (Nassau,Suffolk,Putnam/N. Westchester.)
LuAnn is a member of the National Storytelling Network, SAG, Actor's Equity, AFTRA, SCBWI, & a former Board Member of the NY Storytelling Center.
LuAnn's CDs & stories maybe purchased at CDBaby.com, Amazon.com found on the CD's page of her website.
"Brave Little Red & other Tales","The Tricky Caterpillar & other Tales", "Jaws, Paws & Claws - Animal Wisdom Tales" "Tipingee, Brer Rabbit & the Mouse that Barked" have won: 3 *National Parenting Publications Gold Awards*,*Storytelling World Awards**Parents' Choice Silver Honors*,*Parents' Choice Recommended Seals*
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