Storytelling Programs

Appropriate for 3rd grade to Adult

If I were 15 again….

Northeast KC was a great place to grow up in the 50’s and the 60’s, but would I go back and relive it all?  You bet your life I would.  Let me take you on a journey of Kansas City when life was sweet and innocent.

Grandma told us tales

Nursery rhymes, fairytales and old time humor

Around the World and Back Again

Whether we are Swedish, Irish, Mexican or American, we all enjoy a good story.  Let’s travel around the world and see how our stories connect us.

A Silly Boy Named Jack

The Ozarks has been the planting place for many a storytelling seed.  That’s where the tall tales grow.  You’ll hear tales of silly boys and old woman with gullible husbands, gossiping friends and robbers that will steal your heart. These characters might even remind you of someone you know.

Stories That Fold and Unfold

In 2003, Joyce and her oldest grandson, Alexander Slater, began performing together.  They created a program of stories and origami, Joyce being the story component and Alexander being the origami one.  Each participant will leave with at least two stories to retell and 5 or 6 pieces of origami.
Workshop time:  60-90 minutes
8 years to Adult

Who is Martin Luther King Jr. anyway?

This is a program of stories of Martin as a child and as an adult.  Who was he, what was his journey to becoming the civil rights activist and leader?  In this program the audience will listen to stories of Martin’s childhood and college years.  They will get to know his family and his connection to them and others.  Participants will sing songs of the civil rights movement, retell stories with puppets, and reenact some of the events that led to changes in our history.  With the use of puppets and musical instruments participants can learn the history surrounding MLK and the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s.
Workshop time: 60-90 minutes
Elementary through Adult