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Mary J. Kelly

Mary J. Kelly

Mary J. Kelly, MFA is an energetic, passionate Professional Storyteller, Drama Specialist, and Teaching Artist with 30 years experience. Mary employs an arts-based process utilizing drama, storytelling, reading, and writing for classroom residencies. Her program curriculum adheres

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Stories from the African Diaspora


Program description

Once upon a time, there was – or there was not?  Welcome to the world of storytelling.  Storytelling is one of humanity’s oldest art forms of communication and educational methods.

Mary’s repertoire includes folk and fairy tales, personal and fictional stories from the world around us.  She brings her characters to life through voice, movement and audience participation.  Mary’s stories are


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Booking / scheduling contact

Program Detail

Program type: In-School Performance
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Storytelling, Theatre
Subject: Fine Arts: Theatre, Language Arts, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies
Population served: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Available year-round.

Space / technical requirements:

Performance space, microphone (Mary brings her wireless mic)
Cafeteria, Media Center.

Fees / Ticketing:

Call for details.


Has conducted educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes



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