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Stories from Around the World

from Actors Company

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Choose one of our popular story-based programs (Aesop, Winter Tales, or Ghost Stories), or customize a set of stories based on your current learning themes, goals, and audience, all brought to life by award-winning professional actor J.T. Turner.  All are delightfully entertaining and educational, with plenty of positive life lessons and audience interaction. 

1) A Visit with Aesop. The greatest storyteller in the world would like to visit with you!  Aesop shares the story of his own life from slavery to freedom in Ancient Greece, along with his classic animal based fables, such as the Tortoise and the Hare, The Lion and the Mouse, The Two Frogs, and Androcles and the Lion, among others.  K – Grade 5.
2) Winter Tales from Around the World: Illuminate the darkness with diverse folktales, such as The Monkey and the Turtle (Philippines), The Three Dolls (Europe), and Ananzi and the Big Weird Rock (Africa/Caribbean). K - Adult Learners
3) American Ghost Stories:  All the characters are brought to life in these traditional ghostly tales that range from silly to spooky, such as the Fiddler of Maine, John and the Ghost, and The Devil's Footprint.  Grade 3 - Adult Learners
4) Custom story collection: Contact us to customize a set of stories to your current learning themes (e.g., SEL, character, friendship,  cooperation, inclusion, social justice, anti-bullying), season, geographic focus, or audience. K - Adult Learners

Program Rating

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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

$20 discount from regular $220 price for Title 1 schools and low income communities available.
Mulitpoint discount per site when booking multiple sites for the same program broadcast is also available; please inquire.


40 min - 1 hour

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Religion, Community Interests, Social Studies/History, Foreign/World Languages, Language Arts/English, Performing Arts, Sciences, Special Education, Character Education, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented, Special Needs, Leadership

Program Delivery Mode

WebExYou can Join via our WebEx connection or we can us

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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. Storyteller performs several stories (this is not a reading, but rather a live, engaging performance of all characters)
2. Audience engagement and participation are elicited in selected stories
3. Question and answer with performer can address story structure, context, performance, etc.


1. Participants will explore traditional stories from different historical eras, geographical regions, and cultures.
2. Participants will develop an appreciation for story structure, as well as character, language and plot development and devices, through exploration of both comedic and dramatic stories.