¡Vive el Cuento! (Live the Story!)
Master Story Performer™, author and winner of the National Storytelling Network ORACLE Circle of Excellence award, Leeny Del Seamonds invites students to “Live the Story” and “Be the Best You Can Be!” with international tales of kindness, inspiration and the bravery to overcome adversity and make a difference! Leeny writes and performs animated, uplifting stories demonstrating the passion, resiliency, and triumphs of the human spirit, inflected with her Cuban American sense of humor. Students learn about the universal elements of storytelling along with the unique flavors of different cultures. Drawing from her diverse and extensive repertoire, Leeny can adapt her program to accommodate repeat hosts, grade appropriateness, and curricular/seasonal requests.
Remote Learning Adaptation: “Vive el Cuento: Live the Story!”, is now available both live-streaming and in pre-recorded videos with an interactive component. Each video program consists of engaging, inspiring, and heartening stories and songs written and performed by Master Story Performer Leeny Del Seamonds. Choose between seven arts learning video programs targeted to PreK, K-2, 3-5, 4-5, 6-8, 8th grade and up, and families.
Outdoor performances available.
Audience Limit: 225 (in-person)
Curriculum Connection: Storytelling, Spoken Word, Physical Dramatization of Story, Theater Skills, Culture, English Language Arts, Communication Skills, Character Education, Latinx Culture and Language
Remote Single (Live): $575
Single Show: $650
Travel fee: $60 per day
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts
Remote (live online)
School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled, however please turn off ‘annotation’ feature. 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 spotlight artist video, facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.
Remote (pre recorded)
School has access to the video for one week unless otherwise stated in contract. Do not distribute video link outside of the agreed upon parties. Please introduce the artists as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.
- 1 reserved parking space - please indicate location of parking space to YA (and/or Leeny) prior to performance date
- Small student desk or table
- Working electrical outlet
- Access to a staff restroom
- Water for 1 person
- An adult to assist Leeny in unloading and reloading her sound equipment
- OR Someone who can assist her in connecting her wireless microphone to your sound system. It requires an XLR input.
- Clear of extra materials and swept clean
- If possible, elementary students should be seated on the floor.
Outdoors: School sound system preferred. Leeny can bring her own PA if neccesary but will need access to a power outlet.
Arrival time before first performance: 40 minutes
Strike time: 15 minutes
Time needed between performances: 10 minutes
Teacher participation is encouraged.
Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.