Stories from the Neighbors Storytelling & ELA


Stories from the Neighbors

Artist: Norah Dooley
Type: Performance|Remote
Art Form: Storytelling & ELA|Exploring Cultures
Grade Level: K-8
Scheduling Request

In this multicultural storytelling program, folk tales and fables include stories centered around social justice, immigration, tolerance, and diversity. Stories from the Neighbors embraces the cultural diversity that is found within our communities and shows students how much they can learn from people in their own neighborhoods. Students compose sounds to the stories shared, and the assembly culminates with a storytelling game in which the students find and tell their own stories, discovering how their voice is part of the greater communal voice!

Program available in person, or live online.

Length: 45-60 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Storytelling, Writing Process, Folk Tales, English Language Arts

Video: Remote Arts Learning Showcase (Norah starts at 40:00)

Single Performance: $600
Additional Performances: $480
Travel: $50 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts


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 to facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.


  • 1 reserved parking space
  • Artist brings water bottle and appreciates the ability to refill same.
  • Multimedia projector on AV cart
  • Screen or white surface to project on
  • Extension cord -Electrical outlet
  • Small table for books
  • Microphone on stand or clip mic
  • Amplification and sound system required for groups of more than 50 students

Performance Space:

  • Must have the ability to darken room

Arrival time before first performance: 20 minutes

Strike time: 20 minutes

Time needed between performances: 10 minutes

Teachers are asked to model appropriate audience behavior for students.

Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.

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