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NSN Storyteller Profile ... LuAnn Adams

325 W. 45th St., #818
NY, NY 10036

(212) 397-8141

(917) 449-9865


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LuAnn Adams has shared stories in Egypt, Vietnam & Las Vegas. She has received 23 touring grants from the Cincinnati Playhouse to create a new program each year of "Folktales For the 21st Century" that she has performed at the Playhouse & at schools, libraries, hospitals & community centers in Ohio & Kentucky. She has performed on the East Coast & Midwest in schools, museums & libraries for 23 years as well as for the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo & Coney Island Aquarium. She taught Storytelling Master Classes at Northwestern University for 5 years. LuAnn recently performed Civil War stories for 2700 Middle School Students in MN. She has performed at the Pasant Theater@MSU in East Lansing, MI, The Provincetown Playhouse@NYU & for the Clarke County School & Public Librarians Convention as well as in Elementary & Middle Schools in Las Vegas. She has been performing School Assemblies & Artist in Residency Programs for 25 years. She is a member of AFTRA, Equity, SAG, The Nat'l Storytelling Assoc. & is currently working on a picture book about her 3rd Grade teacher, Mrs. Beolke.

LuAnn's 4 Storytelling CDs for families: "Tipingee, Brer Rabbit & The Mouse that Barked", "Jaws, Paws & Claws - Animal Wisdom Tales", "The Tricky Caterpillar & other Tales" & "Brave Little Red & other Tales" have won NAPPA Golds, Parents' Choice & Storytelling World Awards. You can visit her YouTube Channel: "Watch LuAnn Tell Stories" on

Below is the link to my YouTube Channel, "LuAnn Adams, Storyteller".


Four of my Stories for children can also be view through my website link:

LuAnn Adams Storyteller Facebook page:

Below is a link to view a Entire Storytelling Program for PreK & Kindergarten children & families
for the New York Public Library on the NYPL.org website:

KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE:
KidsLIVE presents Stories to Play With!
June 13, 2012
Download: Video (189.2MB MP4, 40 min 51 sec)
Come and join in the fun with LuAnn Adams as she shares a rollicking collection of folktales from around the world! Her stories feature crocodiles, hedgehogs, monkeys and more! Using puppets, music and lots of audience participation she will bring her stories of love and laughter to life! For ages 2 to 6 with parent/caregiver.

All KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE programs are sponsored by the Katerina and Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.

Types of stories I tell:

I tell folktales and true stories from around the world. I use visuals, puppets, music and lots of audience participation to bring my stories 'to life.'

I tell stories for:

All Ages

I provide workshops:


I am willing to travel:


My travel requirements:

Arrangements are reasonable and vary as to the requirements of performance event, festival or tour.

School Districts I am cleared to work in:

Nassau, NY BOCES, Suffolk. NY BOCES, Westchester, NY BOCES, Putnam, NY BOCES, New York City Dept of Education (5 Boroughs) Cincinnati Public Schools, Henderson, Nevada Public Schools

I am willing to mentor:


Organizations I belong to:

I am a member of Actor's Equity, SAG, New York Storytelling Center. I perform for PreK, Elementary & Middle School aged Students as well as for Family Audiences.