Simon began storytelling over 20 years ago, and has been working with students of all ages for over 10 years. Workshops work best with people ages eight and up, encouraging collaboration as a community. Students are asked to respect each other and each others work; to help and encourage participants to better themselves. Simon teaches skills that align to the new standards allowing students to become better communicators, have deeper understanding of different cultures, how voice and tone can change meanings. Skills in researching, then working and reworking a story until a comprehensible piece is created and then presenting this work builds confidence, and these skills can be used in multiple disciplines. Simon has three award-winning recordings and has performed and taught all over New England.
offered: Storytelling performances for any age range are offered in single or multiple shows, and half day or full day performances. Full-day and multi-day residencies are also provided.
Don’t Stop Telling (a workshop using a series of exercises to teach the participant to listen to themselves and the audience; how to make use of the senses; different ways of delivering a tale; thinking about a tale and being in the story; feeling the characters in the story, giving them life in the participants mind and, if choosing to, bringing them to life on the ‘stage’); Fast Track (a 60- 90 minute overview with participation on finding, learning and telling a tale); First Listen (a workshop that teaches you how to find a story that relates to your listeners, what the important bits are and what can be chopped, how to spin a story, body language and presentation skills); The Power of Words (a workshop that will entertain, teach and provide skills on your own stories in seven easy steps)
served: All ages for performances; current workshops targeted at elementary school grades 3 and up (but can work with client), middle school, high school, college students, community adults, and families.
New England, year round
Fees range from $280.00 plus Federal miles rates for a single presentation, to $900 for a full day, longer residences call for rates.
253 Barrett Rd
New London, NH 03257
Alt. Phone: 603/359-3341
Presentations and performances can be customized for individual needs or projects. Additional website: www.SimonBrooksStoryteller.com