PROGRAMS

PROGRAMS

Tales From African Traditions

Type: Performance
Art Form: Storytelling
Grade Level: PreK-12
Scheduling Request

Drawing from her own travels, internationally known storyteller Valerie Tutson brings to life an assortment of myths, folktales and historical accounts from the African continent and the African Diaspora. Tailoring the material to the grade level of her audience, she shows students the beauty, humor and wisdom of tales which help to illuminate parts of the diverse and ancient cultures of Africa.

Virtual Programs: Available live online and pre recorded (with follow-up live Q & A) for remote learning.

Outdoor performances also available

Length: 45-60 Minutes
Audience Limit: 275
Curriculum Connection: Storytelling, History, African and Caribbean Folktales, African Diaspora

Remote Live Single: $476
Remote Pre recorded with follow-up live Q & A: $476

In-Person

Single Show: $595
Back-To-Back: $1,010
Three-In-A-Row: $1,425
Four-In-A-Row: $1,840
Travel Fee: Based Upon National Standard Mileage Rate (Business)
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Live Online
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.

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.

Follow-up Live Q & A
School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artists co-hosts. A representative from the school must be on the call to facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performers as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.

In-Person
Provisions:

  • 1 reserved parking space
  • Microphone on stand (please set up in advance)
  • Straight back chair
  • Small table, student desk, or piano bench
  • Bottle of water

Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes
Strike time: 5 minutes
Time needed between performances: 15 minutes

Teachers are expected to model appropriate audience behavior for their students.

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

More From Valerie Tutson

Valerie travels from Rhode Island so, while she can be flexible for more than one performance, late morning or afternoon is strongly preferred.

Double mileage below to account for initial and return trip