Judith Heineman's more than twenty years in theatre, honed on New York and Los Angeles stages, bring an eclectic mix of styles, genres, props, voices, and characters to her varied stories. "The beautiful use of her voice," (said at the 57th Street Bookfair), draws audiences into her lively, humorous, and interactive world tales and personal narratives. Judith's passion for the story behind the story has led to many museum commissions, including The Oriental Institute for Treasures of Ur, telling the world's first stories and celebrating its first super-heroes, and for the opening of its Mesopotamian Gallery; The Chicago Historical Society for Patriots in Petticoats for Women's History Month; and the Adler Planetarium for Mummy Tales. "We would travel far to be in the presence of this wonderful storyteller," says Gloria Needlman of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.
Programs can be adapted to fit audiences from young children to seniors:
The Magic Carpet: Mesopotamian and Egyptian myths, including The Epic of Gilgamesh and spooky Mummy Tales with musical accompaniment.
Grimm's Grimmest: The darker side of fairytales.
A Trellis of Tales: Celebrating nature in myth, legend, and folktale.
Judith also presents interactive, on-your-feet storytelling workshops for adults, teachers and national and regional storytelling conferences.