Leeny Del Seamonds

¡Vive El Cuento! (Live the Story!)

Storyteller Leeny Del Seamonds

Storyteller Leeny Del Seamonds

Master Story Performer™, author and winner of the National Storytelling Network ORACLE Circle of Excellence award Leeny Del Seamonds invites students to “Live the Story” with international tales of kindness, inspiration and the bravery to overcome adversity and make a difference! Leeny writes and performs animated, uplifting stories demonstrating the passion, resiliency, and triumphs of the human spirit, inflected with her Cuban-American sense of humor. Students learn about the universal elements of storytelling along with the unique flavors of different cultures. Drawing from her diverse and extensive repertoire, Leeny can adapt her program to accommodate repeat hosts, grade appropriateness, and curricular/seasonal requests.

Target Grades: K-12
Duration:
45 minutes
Audience Limit: 
225

Post-performance Workshop—Spoken Word Alive!

Through improvisation students bring spoken words alive while exploring the fundamentals of oral presentation—vocal variety, projection, articulation, correct posture, body movements/mime, and gestures.

LeenysBookTarget Grades: K-12 (K-2 or 3-12)
Participants:
 28 students/workshop
Duration: 60 minutes/workshop

PRICING (performance/day)
Single: $620  Double: $991 Triple: 1301
Post-Performance Workshops: $150/each
Travel fee: $50 per day
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
Vive El Cuento Performance Requirements
Leeny Del Seamonds Workshop Requirements

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
Leeny Del Seamonds Educational Materials

MEDIA
Audio: Storytelling Voice Sample

Video: Leeny receives the National Storytelling Network Circle of Excellence Award

Video: Leeny talks about storytelling with Main Streets Westford

MISSION STATEMENT
Storytelling is a profoundly powerful tool to teach, entertain and heal. It stimulates listeners’ imaginations through vivid word pictures and physical expression without the aid of electronic media, immersing them in a language-rich environment. In stories, listeners are transported to safe places where they find reflections of themselves in the stories they hear and tell, as they identify with the story characters’ emotions, values, challenges and triumphs, while taking the stories to heart.The storytelling experience can be profound and personal and is unsurpassed as a tool for learning about ourselves and about the thoughts and feelings of others. It also promotes a sense of community, as families and friends come together to experience the joy and healing power of stories. Together, let’s LIVE THE STORY Vive el cuento!”‘-Leeny Del Seamonds, Master Story Performer™

 

BIO
Leeny Del Seamonds, Master Story Performer™, is a multi award-winning, internationally acclaimed performer of Hispanic/Latino, original and World stories spiced with exquisite mime, a cornucopia of characters, and love of people. With a twinkle in her eye and fire in her heart, Leeny breathes life into stories, as she masterfully and effortlessly springs from one story character to another. A dedicated Teaching Artist, Leeny encourages listeners to feel positive about themselves and rejoice in human and cultural diversity, inviting them to share in her Latin/Cuban-American sense of humor and love of performing. Her most recent achievement in growing as a performer is becoming a certified Professional Voice Actor.
Leeny Del Seamonds has over 30 years of stage, film and directing experience in Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Leeny graduated magna cum laude from Rowan University and holds a BA in Speech and Theatre/Performing Arts (with a minor in Stage Directing). In New York City, she was trained by and has performed with The Richard Morse Mime Theatre, The Herbert Bergdorf Studio, The Purple Craft Theatre and The Mercer Ballet Company.Since moving to New England in 1978, Leeny has worked as an actor, director, coach, teacher, Voice Actor, and Master Story Performer™. Although she loves all aspects of theatre, Leeny’s happiest when performing a tale, for she is best able to utilize mime, acting, singing, writing, vocal and teaching talents.From 1991 to present, Leeny has devoted all of her passion and energies to full-time, professional storytelling and Voice Acting. With passion, fire and wit, Leeny Del Seamonds’ dynamic one-woman shows and renowned workshops headline festivals, concerts and events worldwide.Leeny is the author of Techniques to Rule the Stage: Pathways to Command Your Story Performance and a recent recipient of the National Storytellers Network Circle of Excellence Award.

 

PRESS
“Westford storyteller honored,” Lowell Sun, July 27, 2015

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