Artist / Program Description:
“With her mastery of pacing and dialects, and expressive characterizations, Susan Stone vibrantly conveys the magic...”(ALA Booklist). Susan shares her stories with the technical expertise of her theatre training and the intuitive wisdom of a true storyteller. From dramatic, introspective Jewish tales for adults to lively participatory multi-cultural stories for children, she has a unique understanding of her listeners’ needs. She also teaches storytelling to teachers at National-Louis University, is a published author, and has been honored with many awards for her CDs (Parents’ Choice Gold Award, Storytelling World Award, NAPPA Gold Award). A passionate performer for over twenty years, Susan’s tales entertain, enlighten, and illuminate the human condition. School Library Journal declares, “she is an incredible storyteller.”
Worldwide Lore (grades K-6, families): Myths, legends, folk and fairy tales from many oral traditions told with audience participation.
Stop the Coffin! (tales for young adults): Stories of adventure, friendship, facing responsibility, romance, and spooky stories, too.
Vasalisa the Wise and Other Stories of the Heroic Feminine (ages twelve-adult): Empowering tales of heroines intended for at-risk girls or any girls’ group. Adult programs available for women’s retreats and organizations.
Tales from the Jewish Tradition: Funny, poignant, folk and fairy tales for adults, teens, and children using personal narratives.