Our concert program “Place” explores geographies, languages and musical /cultural traditions from all over the globe, featuring original and traditional music from our 5 pieced ensemble. West African dancing can also be added to the performance.
I offer a variety of workshops, including Making Nonfiction Fun, Creating A Good Story, What People Eat Around the Globe, and A Writer’s Life
Theatre about: Learning to appreciate others who are different; Clarifying values and achieving goals; Body language and gestural communication.
Heroes and History
Environmental; community; conflict resolution; self-esteem; sea; Jewish; multicultural; diversity; seasons; Degas; Russia; Asia; curriculum-specific
One of America’s most beloved storytellers, Diane is known for transforming into the characters in her tales bringing each story to vibrant life. Her engaging performances include elements of theatre, movement and song while her warmth and invitation to participate brings today’s family audiences into the heart of the moment. Diane has been a featured storyteller on National Public Radio and at the International Storytelling Center. She is the winner of the ORACLE award for storytelling excellence in the Northeast as well as five Storytelling World awards and a Parent’s Choice Silver. Aside from her work as a storyteller, Diane is a published author avid gardener and bird enthusiast! She is also the author of “A Fire in My Heart,” the first collection of Kurdish folktales to be published in English.
Publisher’s Weekly called her, “an entire cast rolled into one!”
Creative Writing Using the Folktale as a Model
Concert Assembly Programs focusing on Reading, Bullying, Character Ed, Wellness and more!
Bringing Stories to Life through Movement and Dance
The world is full of narratives, in stories, in songs, in how we experience our everyday lives. Alicia Quintano began telling her own stories when she was in 5th grade to her little sister in the middle of the night. Since then she has written stories and songs for performance and taught writing workshops across the country at diverse venues including colleges and universities; libraries; parks; schools; and arts festivals. Her goal as a writing teacher is to encourage students to take joy in tapping their own creativity and to share their stories with confidence when reading aloud.
Respect, empathy, willpower, honesty – all good traits that are promoted in a wide variety of original plays.