Tales From African Traditions

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

Drawing from her own travels, internationally known storyteller Valerie Tutson brings to life an assortment of myths, folktales and historical accounts from the African continent and the African Diaspora. Tailoring the material to the grade level of her audience, she shows students the beauty, humor and wisdom of tales which help to illuminate parts of the diverse and ancient cultures of Africa.

Note: Available live online for remote learning.

Length: 45-60 Minutes
Audience Limit: 275
Curriculum Connection: Storytelling, History, African and Caribbean Folktales, African Diaspora

Remote Single (Live): $475

Single Show: $595
Back-To-Back: $1,010
Three-In-A-Row: $1,425
Four-In-A-Row: $1,840
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


1 reserved parking space

Microphone on stand (please set up in advance)

Straight back chair

Small table, student desk, or piano bench

Bottle of water
Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes
Strike time: 5 minutes
Time needed between performances: 15 minutes
Teachers are expected to model appropriate audience behavior for their students.

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

More From Valerie Tutson

Valerie travels from Rhode Island so, while she can be flexible for more than one performance, late morning or afternoon is strongly preferred.

Double mileage below to account for initial and return trip