School Assemblies & Family Nights, Workshops & Residencies
**More than 2000 PreK, Elementary, Middle & High School Performances & Workshops.
**Storytelling Workshops & Early Childhood Literacy Seminars for Teachers, Librarians, Caregivers & Parents.
**School Residencies (1 Day -12 Weeks) in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Ohio, Kentucky & Nevada.
**Family Storytelling/Literature Nights & PARP events at Elementary Schools, hundreds of performances.
**School/Facilities for young people with special needs: Hundreds of performances in District 75 NYC Public Schools, Very Special Arts Festivals @ Columbia Teachers College, 10 years. Herbert Birch Early Childhood Educational Centers: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens & The Bronx, Brooklyn Blue Feather School, Helen Keller School for the Blind, The Idaho School for the Deaf & Blind.
Theaters, Museums, Libraries,& The Abrams Planetarium
**"Jaws, Paws & Claws - Animal Wisdom Tales" @ The Pasant Theater @MSU, East Lansing, Michigan.
**The Marx Theater at the Cincinnati Playhouse, Ohio. Featured performer twice for Cincinnati Fine Arts Day.
**Performances & Workshops for the Clarke Country School Librarians Assoc. Conferences, Las Vegas, Nevada.
** "The Rabbit in the Moon & other Marvelous Tales of the Night Sky" @ The Abrams Planetarium @MSU, East Lansing, Michigan.
**More than 1000 Storytelling Performances for exhibitions & 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, The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, Planting Fields Arboretum, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, NY Botanical Garden. Snug Harbor Theater.
**More than 2000 performances in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Nevada, Connecticut, Minnesota Public Libraries & Community Centers.
**Hundreds of programs for Girl & Boy Scouts Gatherings in New York, New Jersey and Ohio.
Wildlife Centers, Hospitals, Educational History Festivals, ...The Nile
**More than 1500 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).
**More than 700 performances for Hospital audiences including: The Ronald McDonald House, The Children's Hospital & Shriner's Hospital in Cincinnati, Sloan Kettering Children's Center, NYC.
**Storytelling Performances on The Symphony of the Nile Cruise Ship, on the Nile River, Egypt.
**"Civil War Tales" for "River Rondevous"- Bloominington Minnesota: 15,000 Students. "The Big Island Rondevous" Festival - Albert Lea, Minnesota 5000 Minnesota & Iowa Middle School Students and Teachers.
Grants & Awards
**Recipient of 23 Touring Grants from the Cincinnati Playhouse 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" & "The Tricky Caterpillar & other Tales","Tipingee, Brer Rabbit & the Mouse that Barked" have won Parents' Choice Silver Honors, The Parents' Choice Recommended Seal, 3 NAPPA Gold & 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 400 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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