George Capaccio - Albert Einstein S.T.E.A.M. theater program for school assemblies - Arts For Learning Massachusetts


George Capaccio

Type: Performance, Remote
Art Form: Storytelling & ELA, Theater & Media Arts, History, Math, Science
Grade Level: 4 - 12

George’s performing career includes working as a professional storyteller for audiences of all ages. For many years, he has brought his love of stories and of performing to public schools in and around Boston where he worked as an artist educator for grades K-8. In recognition of his teaching skills, he was selected as a Master Artist Teacher by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

George has performed in many of Boston’s theaters, including the American Repertory Theater (ART). As a member of the cast in ART’s Alcestis, written and directed by Robert Wilson, George traveled to Paris to perform in the annual Festival d’Automne. He is also a writer and award-winning poet. His published works include both fiction and nonfiction titles for educational publishers. He is particularly proud of the books he wrote for a science series. His most recent writing accomplishment is a series of hardcover books exploring aspects of colonial New England.

For several years, he acted with the Museum of Science’s Science Theater, where he performed in the Planetarium as Galileo and in the Theater of Electricity as Nikola Tesla, in addition to acting in a play celebrating the scientific genius of Leonardo da Vinci. His original, one-person shows include “Between Two Worlds: The Live and Times of John Wood.” This performance is based on the letters of a 19th century carpenter who migrated to Lowell, MA from Lancashire, England. The program features a look at immigrant life in the second half of the 19th century with particular emphasis on the lives of women who migrated from rural New England to work in the textile mills of Lowell and Lawrence. Suggested follow-up activities are available for use in the classroom.

George also offers 45-minute interactive storytelling programs drawn from multicultural myths, fables, and folktales. One such program is "Legendary Tall Tale Heroes of America," which celebrates African American, European, and Native American storytelling traditions. Another of George's storytelling programs is "Story Caravan: Fables and Folktales from the Middle East." In a time of conflict and misunderstanding, these stories counter stereotypes and introduce students to the richness, humor, and wisdom of Middle Eastern folklore.


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