Poetry in Motion

Artist: David Zucker
Type: Performance
Art Form: Theater
Grade Level: PreK-12
Scheduling Request

Poetry comes to life in David Zucker’s masterful performance of acting, mime, vocal gymnastics, humor, audience participation; and a trunk full of costumes, puppets, and props. David’s irresistible cast of characters, recreated from the poems by A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Langston Hughes, Shel Silverstein, Edgar Allen Poe, and James Whitcomb Riley, are not to be missed.

Remote Arts Learning: available as a pre recorded video for flexible viewing online. Watch Video Trailer

Outdoor performances also available. 

Length: 45-60 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300 (in-person)
Curriculum Connection: English, Language Arts, Poetry, National Poetry Month (April), Physical Education, Theater, Communication Skills

Remote (pre recorded): $285 for the video. $145 for optional  live Q&A session. 

Single Show: $875
Back-To-Back: $1,485
Three-In-A-Row: $2,100

Four-In-A-Row: $2,710
Travel Fee: $50 per day
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Remote (live in-person)
School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled, however please turn off ‘annotation’ feature. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to spotlight artist video, facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.

Remote (pre recorded):
School has access to the video for one week unless otherwise stated in contract. Do not distribute video link outside of the agreed upon parties. Please introduce the artists as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts Ensemble.




  • 1 reserved parking space
  • 1 table (6-8 feet long)
  • Electrical outlet
  • If students are seated in chairs rather than on the floor, a stage or raised platform is required.

Arrival time before performance: 30 minutes
Strike time: 20 minutes
Time needed between performances: 15 minutes


Teachers should play an active role in ensuring appropriate audience behavior and are requested to sit with their classes. Teachers are further requested not to correct papers during the program. It is distracting to the performers and, we believe, gives students the wrong message about audience courtesy.


Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.

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