Once Upon a Time:  STORYTELLING AND ASSEMBLIES


Middle and High School Programs


A World of Stories / Un Mundo de Cuentos (pre-K-adult)
World folklore - see main STORYTELLING AND ASSEMBLIES page.

Shakespearean Love: The Courtly Tradition in Shakespeare (6-8)
Barry and partner McKenzie Wren share the Romantic tradition through three of the most popular sonnets and key scenes from The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing, presented both in the original language and accessible contemporary phrasing. 

The Highest Office:  Campaign History of a Small-Town President (6-8; 8th Grade Social Studies GSE)
Barry presents Jimmy Carter's rise from the farmhouse to the White House, through multiple voices including Carter, Lester Maddox and George Wallace, and artifacts and projected images from the period.  Originally commissioned by the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

Passion, Power and Poetry:  Women and Men, Love and Desire in Shakespeare (9-12)
Partner McKenzie Wren joins Barry to convey the myriad emotions and relationships between Shakespeare's men and women in scenes from Cymbeline, Measure for Measure, and Antony and Cleopatra, culminating with a modern retelling of Othello from Iago's point of view.

Taken Hostage:  The Iran Hostage Crisis (9-12)
A critical episode of American History comes into focus through multiple viewpoints:  President Carter, Shah Reza Pahlavi, Walter Cronkhite, hostages, guards and operatives, against a backdrop of historical images, in this program originally commissioned by the Carter Presidential Library.