Schedule & Speakers

We are so excited to share with you these performances and workshops at this year’s event:

For Adults, Teens, and Kids:

Kambri CrewsRenowned storyteller New York Times bestselling author Kambri Crews!  She is the author of the critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling memoir Burn Down the Ground (Random House). Crewes has performed on The Moth, Literary Death Match, Risk! and Mortified and has appeared at SXSW Comedy, UCB Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club

The Shakespeare Theatre of New JerseyThe Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey – is one of the largest professional Shakespeare companies in North America – presents an interactive workshop on the sound effects of storytelling, encouraging audience members to become “Foley Sound Effects Artists.”

 

Writers Theatre of New JerseyWriters Theatre of New Jersey presents readings with New Jersey Youth Poet Laureate winners  and New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Regional winners. The New Jersey Youth Poet Laureate Program looks for works of poetry, rap, and spoken word from New Jersey students, grades 9-12. Poetry Out Loud, a free national program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, encourages high school students across the country to learn about great works of classic and contemporary poetry through memorization and recitation. Not only do they share their interpretation and delivery of poetry; they also vie for awards and scholarships totaling $50,000.

The Spotlight Kids CompanyJoin Madison’s Spotlight Kids Company for an hour of theatre! Begin by watching a small group of Spotlight Kids sing their newest medley of hit Broadway songs, then participate in some fun theatre improv games, led by the performers! Learn a dance combination inspired by the recently closed Broadway musical, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. An hour of theatre fun for all ages, interests, and abilities.

Dance InnovationsDance Innovations Performance Company from Chatham, NJ  will be performing “A Fairytale Journey” featuring  many of your favorite storybook friends, with excerpts from  their musical show “Happily Ever After”  which premiered at the Bickford Theatre.

 

Just for Kids:

Curious GeorgeCuriousity Day with Curious George! We celebrate the magic of learning and discovery through reading as only George and The Man with the Yellow Hat can.

 

Step Right Up StudioStep Right Up Studio invites you to an improv workshop for kids. The studio provides special needs kids with classes in Improv, Stand Up, Voiceovers, Creative Writing, Playwriting and Creative Movement.

 

Mike MalbroughChildren’s author Mike Malbrough reads from his book Marigold Bakes a Cake. “This book contains the perfect recipe for fun. The watercolor illustrations are impeccable. . . This humorous book would be ideal for a storytime reading.” — School Library Journal

 

Julia EricksonVisualization of storytelling workshop for kids with Julia Erickson from Jolie.

 

Music From:

Jeff Webb
Rosewood Band
Hatchet Jack
Dave Murphy
Max Orsini

Plus:

Vendors with interactive activities!

Activities with Madison Mud, StoryCubes, and a Mobile Portrait Studio!