Organizations LuAnn Has
Worked With

* Recommendations from these organizations below

* The Cincinnati Playhouse: Marx & Shelterhouse Theaters, OH
* Mariemont Elementary, OH
* Lincoln Elementary School, NJ
* The Public Library of Cincinnati, OH
* The Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Society, NY
* The New Jersey State Theater, NJ
* The New York Foundling Hospital, NY
The Rosenthal Next Gen Theatre Series @ The Cincinnati Playhouse, OH
The Pasant Theater @ MSU, East Lansing, MI
The Abrams Planetarium @ MSU, East Lansing MI
The Provincetown Playhouse Theater @ NYU, NY
The Rose Nagelberg Theatre @ Barusch College, NY
Music Hall @ Snug Harbor Culture Center, NY
Wirtz Performing Arts Center @ Northwestern University, IL
The Clarke County School Librarians Assoc. Conferences, Las Vegas, NV
Private/Public PreK, Elem., Middle & High Schools: NY, NJ, OH, MI, CT
The Very Special Arts Festivals, NY
Helen Keller Children's Center @ The School for the Blind NY
Idaho School for the Deaf & Blind, ID
The Ronald McDonald House, OH
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, OH
Shriner's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Sloan Kettering Children's Center, NY
NYU Langone Children's Hospital, NY
SAK Theatre, EPCOT Center, FL
Le Meridien Angkor, Siem Reap, CM
The Symphony of the Nile, Cairo, Egypt

Public & Private Libraries on the East Coast & Midwest
Synagogues, Temples & Community Centers on the East Coast & Midwest
The Victor Borge Hall @ The Scandinavia House, NY
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY
The American Museum of Natural History, NY
The Children's Museum of Manhattan, NY
The Children's Museum of the Arts, NY
The Zimmerli Art Museum, NJ
The Stamford Nature Museum, CT
The Brooklyn Children's Museum, NY
The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, NY
The Planting Fields Arboretum, NY
The Reeves-Reed Arboretum, NJ
The NY Botanical Garden, NY
The Prospect Park Zoo, NY
The Central Park Zoo, NY
The Queens Zoo, NY
The Staten Island Zoo, NY
The Coney Island Aquarium, NY
The Greenbelt/Highrock Park, NY
The Great Swamp, NJ
The Yonkers Riverfest History Celebration, NY
The River Rendezvous History Festival, MN
The Big Island Rendezvous History Festival, MN
SAK Theatre, Renaissance Festivals: MN, FL, SC, TX, CO, MI, CAN
Tales of the Heartland Storytelling Festival, MN
Girl & Boy Scouts Gatherings in New York, New Jersey & Ohio

What people have said about LuAnn Adams' Storytelling...

LuAnn's Performance Highlights

School Assemblies, Family Storytelling Nights, Workshops & Residencies

>>>===>   More than 2000 PreK, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle & High School Performances & Workshops.

>>>===> Hundreds of Professional Development Workshops of “Weaving the Senses into a Story or Classroom Lesson Plan” for Educators (Special & Regular Ed) & Librarians. Early Childhood Storytelling Workshops for Educators, Librarians, Caregivers & Parents, NY, NJ, OH.

>>>===> Hundreds of Multi-cultural K-6th Grade Storytelling School Residencies (1 Day -12 Weeks) in NY, NJ, CT, PA, MN, OH, KY & NV. >>>===>   Family Storytelling/Literature Nights & PARP sponsored School Assemblies at hundreds of Elementary Schools. >>>===> Hundreds of Performances for Special Needs students @ District 75 NYC Public Schools.  Ten years of performances at Very Special Arts Festivals @ Columbia Teachers College, NY.  Herbert Birch Early Childhood Educational Centers: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens & The Bronx, The Brooklyn Blue Feather School, The Helen Keller School for the Blind, The Idaho School for the Deaf & Blind.

Theaters, Museums, Libraries & The Abrams Planetarium

>>>===>   “Jaws, Paws & Claws – Animal Wisdom Tales” @ The Pasant Theater @MSU, East Lansing, Michigan.

>>===>   The Marx & Shelterhouse Theaters at the Cincinnati Playhouse, Ohio. Featured performer twice for Cincinnati Fine Arts Days.

>>>===>   Performances & Workshops for the Clarke Country School Librarians Association Conferences: ’11,’ 18, Las Vegas, Nevada.

>>>===>   “The Rabbit in the Moon & other Marvelous Tales of the Night Sky” @ The Abrams Planetarium @MSU, East Lansing, Michigan.

>>>===>   More than 1000 Storytelling Performances for exhibitions & special events in theaters at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (NY), The American Museum of Natural History (NY), The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (NY), The Children’s Museum of the Arts (NY), The Zimmerli Art Museum (NJ), The New Jersey State Theater (NJ), The Stamford Nature Museum (CT), The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, (NY), The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum (NY), The Planting Fields Arboretum (NY), The Reeves-Reed Arboretum (NJ), NY Botanical Garden (NY), Snug Harbor Cultural Center (NY).

>>>===>   More than 2000 performances Public & Private Libraries & Community Centers in NY, NJ, OH, NV, CT, MN.

>>>===>   Hundreds of programs for Girl & Boy Scouts Gatherings including Badge Workshops & Special Outdoor Events in NY, NJ & OH.

>>>===>   More than 1500 performances of Animal & Nature programs for the Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Staten Island Zoo, The Coney Island Aquarium (NY), The Greenbelt/Highrock Park (NY), The Battery Park Conservancy/NYC Parks Dept., The Great Swamp (NJ), The Stamford Nature Center (CT).

>>>===>   More than 700 performances in Hospitals for children & families including: The Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Hospital & Shriner’s Hospital in Cincinnati. The NY Foundling Hospital, Sloan Kettering Children’s Center, NYU Langone Children’s Center, NY.

>>>===>   Storytelling Performances on The Symphony of the Nile Cruise Ship, on the Nile River, Egypt & Le Meridien Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

>>>===>   Ten Years: “Civil War Tales” for “River Rendezvous History Festival”, Minnesota: attended by more than 15,000 Students & Teachers each year. “The Big Island Rendezvous History” Festival, Minnesota, attended by more than 5000 Minnesota & Iowa Middle School Students & Teachers.

Grants & Awards

>>>===>   Recipient of 23 Touring Grants from the Cincinnati Playhouse to create/perform a new program each year of multi-cultural folktales & stories: “Folktales For The 21st Century” & perform in schools, libraries, community centers, in OH, KY.

>>>===>   Featured performer @ “Stories From The Heartland”, the Minnesota Storytelling Festival. >>>===>   Featured performer (20 years) for the Rosenthal Next Generation Series at the Cincinnati Playhouse with performances in the Marx & Shelterhouse Theaters. >>>===>   “Brave Little Red & other Tales”, “Jaws, Paws & Claws – Animal Wisdom Tales”, “The Tricky Caterpillar & other Tales”,”Tipingee, Brer Rabbit & The Mouse That Barked” have won Parents’ Choice Silver Honors, The Parents’ Choice Recommended Seal, 3 NAPPA Gold & Storytelling World Awards.

Education & Acting Experience

===>   M.F.A. Major in Acting, Rutgers University, NJ.  Studied with Ed Stern, Bill Esper, Hal Scott, Maggie Flanigan & Loyd Williams.

===>   B.A. Majors in Child Psychology & Theatre Arts, Macalester College, MN.

===>  Conducted Master Storytelling Classes (5 years) at Northwestern University, (IL) for  & for the NYC Storytelling & NJ Storytelling Guild.

>>>===>   Lead Actor/Educator, C.L.I.M.B. Theatre, MN, conducting 2-12 week residencies & performances in the Midwest.

>>>===>   Storyteller/Artist in Residence in more than 400 Elementary Schools in NY State.

>>>===>   As an Actor I have appeared in plays directed by Ed Stern, Michael Greif, Lee Breuer, Richard Caliban, Steven Dietz, Mac Wellman, Hal Scott, Bill Esper, Oskar Eustis, Jack Bettenbender.