A list of topics to build a performance or a residency around.
Animals - Stories of animals - real and unreal
- Appalachian Tales - Jack Tales, Grandfather Tales, Mountain Tales
- Celtic Tales - Scottish, Irish, Welsh stories
- Character Ed Tales - Stories that teach and reinforce values
- Classic Literary Tales - Beowulf, Cremation of Sam McGee, etc.
- Community Tales - Collect stories for telling and/or publishing
- Environmental/Ecology Tales - Recycling, restoring, preserving
- European Tales - Folk, fairy, and cultural tales from many European countries
- Fables - Aesop and beyond
- Family Tales - Interview family members, create oral & written tales
- Folk, Fable, and Fairy - Compare and Contrast these three story types
- Ghost Stories - Appropriate for various ages (from simple non-scary to hide-under-the-bed!)
- How and Why (Pourquoi) Tales - Used by various cultures to explain scientific phenomena
- Latin American Tales - Study of Latin American tales and culture
- Math Focus Tales - Stories involving the math process - puzzles, riddles, and tales with mathematical problems to solve
- Modern Fairy Tales - Familiar tales rewritten by changing characters setting, or point of view
- Musical Tales - Ballads and Story Songs
- Myths - Greek, Roman, and Norse
- Our Common Heritage: State Legends & Songs - Program or residency based on stories and history of your state
- Tall Tales and Legends - Lies, Whoppers, and Truth
- Science Focus Tales - Combined themes of Myth, ,Science , and How & Why - Examine the myth and the facts
- Stories From Around the World - Tales from various requested countries, Asia, Africa, Europe, North & South America
- U.S. Regions/History - Tales and History of the U.S.: Colonists, Westward Movement, Civil War, Gold Rush, etc
- Writing & Telling Your Own Tales - The process and skills for telling stories correlates to writing stories. Tell, then write it!
- Other themes available on request. You ask for it, I'll create it!
- Or, choose a combination of any of these themes. (Especially writing with any other theme)