combines the intensity of a solo performance with the intimacy of a face-to-face conversation.
"Storytelling at its best is mutual creation. Through the interaction between teller and listener, storytelling speaks to the inner child to nurture the human spirit." -
Ellin Greene, author of Storytelling: Art & Technique.
Siri holds a BFA in Acting, and spent 10 years acting in New York City. After her children were born, she began telling stories and teaching creative dramatics in Hudson Valley schools. She and her family have recently moved to the Adirondack region. Siri is a versatile and engaging performer who delights in encouraging children's creativity and self-confidence.
Audiences: PreK, K-6, Family.
Programs: Siri prefers working in small groups in schools, libraries, and camps. With classroom residencies, she usually returns to the class on a weekly or monthly basis. She always bring props and costumes for acting out the stories, which helps the children understand and internalize the stories, and develops creative and public speaking skills. It's also lots of fun!!
Character Building Stories: 12 sessions -- stories, acting, and discussion make for a lively engagement with character qualities. 2nd-3rd grade
Tales to Tell the World: 1-12 country-specific programs, including stories, costumes, music, food, pictures, and chachkas. 2nd-4th grade
Kindergarten Capers: Folktales, songs & creative dramatics encourage literacy and language skills.
American History Stories: Significant historical events come to life. Native Americans through space pioneers. 4-5th grade
Write Your Own Plays: Students write and perform their own short plays. Siri guides writing and provides props and costumes. 2nd-6th grade.