I love performing in libraries! Nestled in the books, at the core of a community, I tell my listeners; ‘Stories are in the air here! Reach up with your hand and a little imagination. You’ll catch them!’ Serving on the board of the Desmond /Fish Library in Garrison, I understand how quality events draw people to the library.
Ask to have a program tailored to your theme or interest. I'll create a lively summer reading program. I have more Hudson River lore to tell than anyone. Scroll down for the story of how my hometown library saved me when I was a teenager.
About my Performances
Shows are about fifty engaging minutes for children; interactive, with silly stretches, and skits.
Adults enjoy about one an hour, followed by a Q & A.
$600 October shows
$1200 Solo Shows with musical accompaniment.
Includes travel within two hours. Additional costs for further distance.
Please tell me your story if you need some flexibility for these rates. Ask for multiple booking discounts.
FINGER FABLES (for squiggly squirmers) Leads young children to listen, like stories and look for books.
Story Theater- Grades 1-5
Faeries & Leprechauns, Giants and Dragons - Grades 2-8
Tall Tales & Urban Legends- Grades 6-8
The Legends of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
Solo Show of “A Christmas Carol”
A unique dramatic retelling of Dickens’ “most perfect tale of redemption for the holidays” with over thirty characters all portrayed, plus musical accompaniment by Jim Keyes. Best for teens to adults.
Spooky (but not scary) Stories!- a happy Halloween witch, "The Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything," "Bony Legs" a ridiculous rolly pumpkin head, the haunted hand and other frightfully fun tales for young children.
Hudson River Lore
A performance of traditional stories and songs of the mysterious and historical river, with folksinger Rich Bala.