Talespinner Productions

Judy Nichols

Performance Information

 

        Audiences range from preschoolers to college students and young adults to elders with multi-generational programs available.

        For such venues as conferences, libraries, schools, festivals, theatres, churches, museums, organizations, and house concerts.

        Performances are tailored to the needs of the audience, the occasion, and the location.

        Can be combined with school residencies, adult or childrenís workshops, and story coaching.
 

Performances are Tailored to suit the audience:

Preschool - Elementary (30-40 minutes)

        Multicultural Folktales (chosen by theme, folktale motif, or geographic location)

        Stories with Character (multicultural folktales featuring positive traits such as Caring, Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility)

        History Telling (stories about people, events, or eras in history)

        Come on Down!  (participation stories involving the audience)

        Earth Tales (stories of biodiversity, conservation, and protecting our planet)

        Peace Tales (stories of peace and conflict resolution)

        Sharing the Limelight (stories told with a puppet partner)

        Tickle Your Funny Bone (humorous stories)

Middle and High School  (40-60 minutes)

        Peace Tales (stories of conflict resolution and peace)

        Talk about It (stories with endings that promote discussion and problem solving)

        History Telling (stories about people, events, or eras in history)

        Chill Your Bones (scary and eerie tales)

        First Love (stories of love lost and found)

        Itís Not Fair! (stories of justice and injustice)

        Myth-Adventure (multicultural mythology)

        Rhyme Me a Story (stories based on poetry)

        Young Once (stories about the youth of other generations)

 

Adults (50-90 minutes)

        First Love (stories of love lost and found)

        Mothers and Daughters (stories of women)

        Peace Tales (stories of peace and conflict resolution)

        All in the Family (stories of family and the importance of storytelling)

        History Telling (stories about people, events, or eras in history)

        Ghost Tales (stories of ghosts and strange happenings)

        Prairie Tales (stories of life on the prairie)

 

Elders (60 minutes)

        Peace Tales (stories of conflict resolution and peace)

        Ghost Tales (stories of ghosts and strange happenings)

        History Telling (stories about people, events, or eras in history)

        Young Once (stories about the youth of other generations)

 

Families (40-50 minutes)

        Peace Tales (stories of conflict resolution and peace)

        History Telling (stories about people, events, or eras in history)

        Tickle Your Funny Bone (humorous stories)

        Sharing the Limelight (stories told with a puppet partner)

 

Key Note Addresses (60-90 minutes)

        Importance of Storytelling at Home, in the Classroom, and for the Community

        Itís Personal:  Finding Your Resolve, Confidence, and Stories to Share

        Making It Your Own:  Researching, Rewriting, and Giving Your Original Voice to Stories


 

Stories are selected to be appropriate for the audience, the occasion, and the location.

 


 

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