Spoken Word Alive! Storytelling Workshop - Leeny Del Seamonds - Arts For Learning Massachusetts


Spoken Word Alive!

Type: Workshop|Remote
Art Form: Storytelling & ELA|Exploring Cultures
Grade Level: K-12 (K-2 or 3-12) workshop is tailored to group age level
Scheduling Request

Leeny’s Creative Dramatics workshop allows students to learn new skills (to enhance articulation, projection, vocal variety, and gestures), share in the joy of performing, and participate in confidence-building exercises and theater skills. Students perform a group (ensemble) tale using four volunteers at a time for the speaking parts, while the remainder of the class creates sound effects and scenery. Ensemble acting develops students’ self-esteem, cooperation, respect for each other, and individual ability. A smaller group setting accentuates the academic relevancy of language arts and storytelling, creative dramatics, mime, movement, and improvisation.

Program available in person, or live online.

Length: 60 Minutes
Audience Limit: 28
Curriculum Connection: Storytelling, Spoken Word, Theater Skills, Physical Dramatization of Story, Culture, English Language Arts, Character Education

Minimum of 2 workshops per day

2 Workshops: $500
Additional or Post Performance Workshops: $200
Travel: $75 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Remote (Live Online)

School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled. 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 and mute students as needed. Please introduce them as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.




  • Provisions: Drinking water for Leeny
  • Should be in a room where students can move around and enact a story in a theatre setting. If held in a classroom, students’ desks should be pushed back to leave a "stage area" on one side of the room and space for students to sit on the floor in a couple of rows.
  • Students should wear nametags.
  • Teacher supervision is required throughout the entire workshop.

Pre-Workshop Optional Activity:
Teachers and students can practice their listening skills by counting the sounds around them. Students should relax and sit still with their eyes closed. Each student silently counts ten sounds they hear either in the classroom or outside. Afterwards, teachers and students should list, describe, and identify these sounds.

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Visiting artist, in-person availability May 9-15, 2024. This program is available online year-round.