PROGRAMS

Storytelling is as old as the earth, yet as fresh as the rain. In my touring program I feature stories from the African diaspora. The stories selected share universal truths. It is my goal to entertain, educate and exalt the human spirit through my work. Each program includes a minimum of three stories of varying lengths. The length of the story is suited for the audience. During
Kicks For Kids the longest story will not exceed ten minutes. In Animals and Other Folk the longest story is thirty minutes.

In school settings I prefer an audience that does not exceed two hundred people, who are close in grade and age. Usually the groups will be K-3rd grade, 4th-7th grade and high school audiences of 10th, 11th and 12th grades.

Each program begins with a storytelling song that sets the tone of the program. As a teller I incorporate a lot of audience participation which may include repetition of a phrase, finger snapping or some other involving behavior. The program includes a range of emotion from humor to pathos.

ANIMALS & OTHER FOLK
A one hour concert for adult audiences that focuses on universal truths as told through folktales, song, and enhanced by audience participation.

FUN FOR FAMILIES
A 45 minute concert featuring timeless ageless tales that involve the audience in life and encourages the sharing of family stories. For all ages.

KICKS FOR KIDS
A 30 minute show that features fun filled traditional tales that build self esteem and explore the ways of the world. Ideal for K-3rd graders.

KICKS FOR KIDS II
Thirty minutes of storytelling followed by a 15 minute forum. Ideal for 4th-7th graders. Themes and content more mature.

MOVE, GROW, LEAP INTO THE FUTURE
A 45 minute show for young people featuring stories form the African Diaspora that explores the child in each of us as we learn coping skills that move us toward adulthood. Ideal for 8-12th graders.

LIVIN', LEARNING AND LOVIN' LIFE
Mature adults have had these experiences. Reflect with Cynthia as she shares folklore and personal stories that speak to the profound truths learned about love through living.



CONTACT CYNTHIA

Cynthia Watts
e-mail: watts-story@mindspring.com
PHONE (404) 758-9873
FAX (404) 758-0800