Performances & Workshops
With charm and wit, music and mime, Betty becomes
a dinosaur, a stork, an old man, a young child. Her repertoire includes
folktales from Australia, Japan, Cambodia, Ireland, Russia, and elsewhere,
as well as from Native American and Jewish traditions. Betty also performs
historical and contemporary stories, tales from picture books, original
stories and songs. She plays guitar and sometimes flute. Her material
is engaging to adults, children, and families.
Many of Betty's perfomances include four
or five stories and songs, with lots of participation for young children.
"The Blue Shawl" and "Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House'
Stories" are full length performances. Open the programs
or Jewish programs pages for
a full listing of material, click on the offerings below for descriptions
by age groups and topics, or e-mail me with your requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org
and I'll customize a show for your group.
for Children and Families
for Jewish Groups (children, families, adults)
Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House' Stories (grades K-6, adults)
The Blue Shawl, a Russian Memoir (grades 4 and up, adults)
Betty has taught for Lesley
University, Cambridge, MA; C.W. Post College, Long Island, NY; and Wheelock
College in Boston, as well as in numerous elementary and secondary schools
and centers. Workshops for teachers, students, Jewish groups, individuals
or families may include storytelling techniques, coaching for performance,
story writing (especially narrative structure), or family storytelling.
Fees available upon request: