VIRTUAL PROGRAMS – Storytelling by Gerald Fierst

VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY: Through his virtual assemblies, Mr. Fierst delivers laughter, drama, participation, and surprises from a multi-cultural collection of folklore, literature, and original materials which stress that all of us have stories to tell.

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM: Mr. Fierst will visit your classroom virtually, with tailor crafted storytelling and theater workshops to support your school’s arts learning objectives.

Check out Pushcart’s STORY TELLING IN EDUCATION:

“Finding Voice, Giving Voice” with Gerald Fierst

 

 

This program is originally designed for students on the Autism spectrum and with other cognitive disabilities in preschool through high school. Funding is made possible by a generous grant received from The Pine Tree Foundation of New York.

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NETWORK FOR GOOD:

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Gerald 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.

For further information on Gerry, see his biography here: Meet the Storyteller

 

2020-2021 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