KIRK WALLER 

With a lifelong love of story, literature and the arts, Kirk has garnered national recognition for his speaking abilities, including being awarded the J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Grant by the National Storytelling Network and receiving a Parent’s Choice Foundation GOLD award for his latest CD, “But Why? Stories, Music and Songs.”

assembly Programs:

Cultural Tales from Around the World

Grades: K-12 - Pricing: $835

Using a dynamic blend of mime, musicality and emotion, Kirk takes students around the world with wonderful, moving and humorous tales from Europe, South America and Africa

Storytelling: Quck, Gabble, Squawk and Other Animal Tales

Grades: K-12 - Pricing: $835

Do you know why birds peck away at the ground or why the turtle shell is cracked? Hear delightful pourquoi or “How-They-Came-To-Be” tales, as well as a host of other courageous, silly and serious animal stories

African American Folktales and Legends

Grades: K-12 - Pricing: $835

Kirk shares incredible stories of courage, wisdom and humor, through African and African-American stories, folktales and legends.

residency programs:

Storytelling with Style

Grades: K-12 - Pricing: $105/session

This hands-on residency helps students not only to learn the basic fundamentals of storytelling (including sequencing, characterization, voice, gesture and expression), but also to develop their own unique style and voice through research, exploration, and coaching.

Storytelling, Movement and Mime

 Grades: K-12 - Pricing: $105/session

By blending his background in mime, theater, and movement to create a unique and magical experience, Kirk covers the basics of the storytelling while focusing on general mime techniques, body language, and gesture to help tell captivating classic and contemporary tales.