Storytelling by Gerald Fierst

gerry-fierst-headshotGerald Fierst is one of America‘s most acclaimed storytellers. As a performer, he has appeared throughout the US, in Europe, and in Asia, telling original stories, stories from his own Jewish tradition, and stories from world folklore; as a writer and teacher, he has worked for school systems and universities across the US, leading workshops for teachers and students in writing and performance. He has served as a Co-director of the MidAtlantic Storytellers‘ Gathering, as a member of the board of The New York Storytelling Center, and as artistic director of the Jewish Storytelling Center at the 92nd St Y in NYC. Fierst has been a featured teller and ghost story teller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, a Storyteller in Residence at the International Storytelling Center, and is on line with a scholastic.com web page Meet the Storyteller

In 2008-10, he has represented the United States through its embassy in Spain, performing stories with noted childen‘s author Margaret Read MacDonald as part of US State Department‘s cultural programming. Fierst has released four audiotapes Monstrous Mischief, Tikun Olam (both Parents Choice Silver Honorees), Jewish Tales of Magic and Mysticism, and The American Spirit.

 

2016-17 PROGRAMS

TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

World Tales

Laughter, drama, participation, and surprises from a multi-cultural world. Designed for elementary school audiences, a collection of folklore, literature, and original materials which stress that all of us have stories to tell.

“YOUR LIVELY STORYTELLING CAUGHT ALL THE CHILDREN UP IN YOUR STORIES AND SHOWED THEM THE MAGIC OF STORYTELLING.” Janet Sygar, PS 110, New York, NY

THE AMERICAN SPIRIT

American Spirit

Eyewitness accounts of the men and women who shaped our nation in a dynamic mix of storytelling and theater. Experience the pageant of American history through folklore and historical events involving George Washington, Sojourner Truth, the Wright Brothers, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King and more.

“DYNAMIC, HUMOROUS, AND WONDERFUL” Connecticut Historical Society

SPOOKS AND GHOSTS

Spooks and Ghosts

Everyone loves a tale that curls your hair and sends chills up your spine. Hear a master storyteller tell classic tales of the supernatural, modern stories of other consciousness, and true tales of the inexplicable.

“MARVELOUS AND ENTRANCING” Fran Poteet, Newark Public Library. Newark, NJ

JEWISH PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN

Jewish Programs for Adults and Children

For five thousand years, the Jewish people have used stories to worship, to teach, to share joy and sorrow. Experience the traditions, drama, and history of the Jewish people through the words and images of one of America’s foremost storytellers. Special holiday and synagogue programs available.

YOUR ABILITY TO RELATE TO PEOPLE FROM TWO YEARS OLD THROUGH EIGHTY PLUS IS REMARKABLE. YOU HAVE A MARVELOUS ABILITY TO TEACH THROUGH STORYTELLING.”Rabbi Richard Hammerman, Congregation B’nai Israel, Toms River, NJ

Check out Pushcart’s FROM PAGE TO STAGE program launched at The Learning Center in Clifton, NJ!

Program designed for students on  the Autism spectrum and with other cognitive disabilities in preschool through high school. This program was made possible thanks to the generous grant received from The Pine Tree Foundation.

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For more information – http://www.broadwayworld.com/new-jersey/article/Pushcart-Players-Receive-Pine-Tree-Foundation-Grant-for-Arts-Education-20160927