Visions of Peace
All cultures have the common ability to learn from one-another, and to dream.” In Visions of Peace, master illusionist, dramatist and world-traveler, Leland Faulkner, artfully illuminates stories about dreaming for a better world. In the old German folktale, The Heart of Glass, a miser who has been cursed for cheating an old woman, goes on a quest to regain his ability to feel compassion. In another tale, origami is used to illustrate the magic of paper, and the story of Sadako, a young Japanese girl victimized by the nuclear explosion at Hiroshima. She vows to fold 1,000 paper cranes as a prayer for peace. Today, children around the world send their cranes in tribute to Sadako and her vision. Another story features mysterious feast, bowls fill themselves magically with food and water as hunger and thirst fade into memory.
Leland Faulkner has collected many of these stories over the years from around the world,
and although the cultures in different countries may have different points of view, they all share the concept of peace. Leland has lived and travelled to many parts of the world, and is happy that he can share the stories that show we all share in the power of dreams, imagination, and peace no matter what we look like or where we are from.
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Storytelling, Theater Arts, Folktales, Character Education
Single Performance: $700
Additional Performances: $560
Travel: $150 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts
- 1 reserved parking space
- Private changing area
- 1 chair
- 2 bottles of water
- Easy access to electrical outlets.
- A stage is preferred with safe, easy access to it from the audience.
- Audience should be seated as center to the stage as possible, especially in the first few rows. If they are seated too far out to the sides, they will not be able to see the shadow puppetry during the program.
Arrival time before first performance: 1 hour
Strike time: 30 minutes
Time needed between performances: 15 minutes.
Teachers are expected to model appropriate audience behavior for students.
Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.