School Assemblies & Family Nights, Workshops & Residencies
**More than 1500 Elementary and Middle School Assemblies, Student Workshops, Storytelling Workshops for Teachers, and School Residencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Ohio, Kentucky and Nevada. Hundreds of Family Storytelling/Literature Nights celebrating "Dr. Suess" etc., as well as many family evening programs with Multi-cultural Themes.
Museums, Libraries & Theaters
**More than 700 Storytelling Performances for exhibitions and special events at the Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Natural History, The Children's Museum of Manhattan, The Children's Museum of the Arts, The Zimmerli Art Museum, The New Jersey State Museum, The Stamford Nature Museum, The Brooklyn Children's Museum, Planting Fields Arboretum, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, NY Botanical Garden. Snug Harbor Theater, Featured performer twice for Cincinnati Fine Arts Day, Performances in the Marx Theater at the Cincinnati Playhouse.
**More than 1500 performances in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Nevada and Minnesota Public Libraries and Community Centers.
**Performances and Workshops for the Clarke Country School Librarians Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
**Hundreds of programs for the Girl and Boy Scouts in New York, New Jersey and Ohio.
Wildlife Centers & City Parks
**More than 1000 performances of Nature programs for the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Staten Island Zoo, New York Aquarium, Yonkers Riverfest, The Greenbelt/Highrock Park, The Great Swamp, (NJ).
Hospitals & Special Education & Special Event Programs
**More than 700 performances for Hospital audiences, and School/Facilities for audiences with special needs. Including the Ronald McDonald House, The Children's Hospital & Shriner's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Herbert Birch Early Childhood Educational Centers in Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx, Brooklyn Blue Feather School, Helen Keller School for the Blind, Sloan Kettering Children's Center as well as The Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind.
**Storytelling Performances on The Symphony of the Nile Cruise Ship, on the Nile River, Egypt.
**Big Island Rendevous Festival- "Civil War Tales " for 5000 Minnesota and Iowa Middle School Students and Teachers.
Grants & Awards
**Recipient of 23 Touring Grants from the Cincinnati Playhouse ('93-'15), to create/perform a new program each year of multi-cultural stories: "Folktales For The 21st Century."
**Featured performer for Stories From The Heartland, the Minnesota Storytelling Festival.
**Featured performer (20 years) for the Rosenthal Next Generation Series at the Cincinnati Playhouse.
**"Brave Little Red & other Tales", "Jaws, Paws & Claws - Animal Wisdom Tales From Around the World" and"The Tricky Caterpillar & other Tales","Tipingee, Brer Rabbit & the Mouse that Barked" have won Parents' Choice Silver Honors, Parents' Choice Recommended Seal, NAPPA Gold and Storytelling World Awards.
Education & Acting Experience
**M.F.A. Major in Acting, Rutgers University, NJ, Studied with Ed Stern, Bill Esper, Hal Scott & Maggie Flanigan.
**B.A. Majors in Child Psychology and Theatre Arts, Macalester College, MN.
**Conducted Master Storytelling Classes for Northwestern University (5 years), and the NYC Storytelling Ctr.
**Lead Actor/Educator, C.L.I.M.B. Theatre, MN, conducting 2-12 week residencies/performances in the Midwest.
**Storyteller/Artist in Residence in more than 300 Elementary Schools in NY State.
**As an actor I have appeared in plays directed by Ed Stern, Michael Greif, Lee Breuer, Richard Caliban, Steven Dietz, Mac Wellman, Hal Scott, Bill Esper, Oskar Eustis, Jack Bettenbender.
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