From the Mayflower Through King Philip's Indian War

Type: Performance
Art Form: Storytelling
Grade Level: 3 - 12
Scheduling Request

Drawing from the research in his book, Tougias discusses the causes, the battles, and the aftermath of America’s first war between colonists and natives, covering the time period between the landing of the Pilgrims in 1620 to King Philip's Indian War in 1675. He illustrates the topic with dramatic photography slides and then discusses the research and writing process behind his two books on the subject, one, a history of the war, and the other, a historical novel.

This presentation is a great tie-in to the 400th Anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower in 2020.

Virtual Author Visit: Available live online for remote learning.

Length: 45-55 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Storytelling, Writing Process, Publication, Native American History, Massachusetts History, US History

Remote Single (Live): $440

2 shows minimum for in person performances.

Back-To-Back Shows: $980
Three Shows In A Row: $1,280
Travel Fee: based upon National Standard Mileage Rate (Business)
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Remote: 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.


  • 1 reserved parking space
  • Water for 1 person
  • Multimedia projector for Michael to hook his computer (PC) up to
  • Projection screen
  • Large table to display artifacts and books
  • Electrical outlet
  • Extension cord
  • Microphone if over 75 students (if possible)

Performance Space: must be spacious enough for the above items to fit at the front of the room with space for artist to walk around during presentation.
Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes
Strike time: 30 minutes
Time needed between performances: 5 minutes
Teachers are asked to model appropriate audience behavior for students.

Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.

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