FAMILY AUDIENCES

Adults and children alike enjoy Diane’s interactive storytelling performances! Her carefully chosen stories are both entertaining and meaningful, creating unforgettable events. Choose from popular themes that celebrate the seasons, cultural riches or the wonderful world of nature.

Download a PDF with descriptions of all of Diane’s performances


ENTER NATURE’S REALM

Recognized nationally as a leader in the use of storytelling to promote nature and environmental awareness, these performances have been favorites at schools, festivals and nature centers for over fifteen years.

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Digging Dinosaurs

These popular dinosaur adventures complement their scientific facts with a happy dose of humor.

macawRainforest Legends

Folktales and Songs celebrate the birds and animals of Rainforest lands from Africa to the Amazon.

earthTales for the Earth

Explore Water conservation, Recycling and Habitat Protection in Diane’s fun, educational and original tales.

WalkingStickInsect Comedy

Insect Comedy takes a delightful look at our six-legged friends as seen through the lens of folktales and original stories.

fireflyNight Lights

These folktales of significant constellations and other “night lights”  are drawn from cultures all around the world.

WaterWizards-GraphicWater Wizards

Audiences go where the wet things are in this entertaining look at the special qualities of water.

 

EXPLORE CULTURAL RICHES
Diane has delved deeply into the cultures represented here. Each program takes a unique look at certain aspects of the culture it represents

superheroesSuperheroes Around the World!

What do China, Africa and South America all have in common? Superheroes!!!

blueeagleNative American Nature Tales

From the humorous to the evocative, Diane’s unique collection of nature oriented tales brings to life native legends.

irish-britTales of Enchantment

Diane brings to life best-loved fairy tales from Europe, Ireland and England.

A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish TalesA Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Folktales

Introduce families to this pivotal Middle Eastern culture with Diane’s performance of folktales. Slides, music and participatory dance enhance our experience of this little known culture.

harpFairy Legends of Ireland

Fairy stories and music from the Emerald Isle – accompanied by Diane’s long time collaborator Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp

wearetheworld Join In

Multi- Cultural Story/Songs from around the world encourage everyone to join-in!

 

CELEBRATE THE SEASON
No matter what the time of year, you can find a reason to celebrate with one of Diane’s acclaimed storytelling performances. These programs are especially suited for early elementary and younger age ranges.

appleTall Fall Tales

This charming performance features fall colors, the star in the apple and a fun-filled story about a girl who just can’t sit still.

Once Upon a WintertimeOnce Upon A Wintertime

These tales of wintertime fun range from the fairytale “Snow White and Rose Red” to stories of folksy New England escapades.

springbird Welcome in the Spring

This program weaves together the best of spring folklore, nature tales and contemporary stories to create the perfect accompaniment for this joyful season.

summersunSummer Escapades

Celebrate the great outdoors with this fun-filled performance featuring some of Diane’s best-loved nature stories.

diane-as-witchOnce Upon a Halloween

Unusual stories filled with fun, chills and thrills appropriate for family audiences ages five and up.

treeornamentsTales of Christmas Magic

A rich performance of fanciful tales full of holiday magic and fun. Find out about Johnny Molasses, a very adventurous Christmas tree ornament and take part in a Santa Claus adventure. The program culminates with a beautiful Native American legend telling of the meaning and importance of the evergreen trees.


Looking for something special for a “Bring your PJs” storytime? Consider Sweet Dreams: Favorite Bedtime Tales.

bedtime-colorSweet Dreams: Favorite Bedtime Tales

Favorite fairytales perfectly suited for a younger family audience