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Traditional American Ghost Stories

from Actors Company

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Professional, award-winning actor & storyteller J.T. Turner spins a spooky mix of ghostly traditional tales, from light and silly, to dark and scary (not recommended for very young children), including the Fiddler of Maine, John and the Ghost, Robert Frost’s Witch of Co’os, The Devil’s Footprint, and many more! Turner plays all characters, and can customize show to last from 40-70 mins, which can include Q & A with the performer. Supports ELA & HSS curriculum frameworks. Grade 4 through adult learners.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $220.00
Point to Point Premium: $200.00
By Request: $220.00
By Request Premium: $200.00

Title 1 Schools may request a $20 discount off the Regular Price of $220. DIscount also available per site when requesting a program for multiple sites to tune in simultaneously. Please inquire at . Thank you!


40 - 70 minutes (adaptable to scheduling & developmental needs)

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Performing Arts, Character Education, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving

Program Delivery Mode

WebExJoin by internet connection

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Unless cancelled due to official emergency (e.g., school closed due to weather emergency), cancellation must be received in writing by The Actors Company at least 2 weeks in advance of scheduled program, to avoid fees for late cancellations. Those who cancel within 2 weeks, and do NOT re-book program (subject to 20% re-booking fee) will still be responsible for full program fee.. Please contact us with any questions.

About This Provider

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Actors Company

Waltham, MA
United States

The Actors Company offers original, engaging, historical and literary character-based shows. Our highly interactive programs support educational objectives in ELA, HSS & STE in schools, as well as life-long learning goals in community settings. Shows are presented in period costume, and adaptable to specific curricular, developmental, and scheduling needs. The Actors Company
also offers professional development workshops for performing artists. 

TAC was founded by J.T. Turner (SAG-AFTRA, AEA), an award-winning professional writer, actor, director, and educator, and is managed by Marci Diamond, M.P.A. (SAG-AFTRA, AEA), also a professional teaching artist/performer. They have extensive experience working with schools, universities, senior communities, theaters, museums, filmmakers, universities, corporate and government clients, and non-profits. 

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Program Details


1) Selection of traditional ghost stories enacted with direct audience address and engagement
2) Question and answer time with teaching artist/perfomer


1) Participants will explore traditional American storytelling from different historical eras.
2) Participants will develop an appreciation for character, language, and plot development & devices through exploration of both comedic and dramatic ghost stories.