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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Karen De Mauro

421 West 24th St.,#5D
New York, NY 10011

(212) 675-6944

(800) 822-9582


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Specializes in myths and participatory storytelling to form connections between universal themes and contemporary personal lives. Karen's interactive presentation work includes corporate executives, Broadway actors and special interest groups from doctors to monks in exciting story-centered events for grown-ups. Her 40+ original musicals and workshops also involve over 4,000 young people every year. Sponsors choose themes and then, led by Ms. De Mauro, these collaborative site-specific shows are presented in forums from the United Nations to Hudson River Festivals, from historical sites to art and nature parks like Acadia. Karen is also the director of Naturestages. Her book, "Acting as a Way" details a process that activates the artist-in-everyone, and documents her journey from Kyoto's Noh theatre to the training centers of Lucent Technologies and Lehman Brothers in both the United States and Japan.

Karen is one of a team of scientists, naturalists, and artists who are creating a NYC Urban Ecology Nature Center. They perform in public and family venues such as "Haiku Hut" and "Know your Neighborhood". Ms. De Mauro was a member of "The Nature of New York" program's distinguished guest faculty and taught "The Natural History Literature and Oral Traditions of the New York Metropolitan Area" at CUNY Graduate Studies. She does Interpreters' Workshop for the staff of Acadia National Park and directs the Center for Nature Writing at Seatuck. Her interactive story journey, "Curious and Curiouser" was featured at The Children's Museum of NY and she presents her Audience-Participation Story Musical "Rachel Carson's Sense of Wonder" nationwide. In addition to her work in Japan and Canada, she runs corporate programs for numerous Financial and Healthcare Institutions, and is an international Artist-in Residence.

Types of stories I tell:

Myths, Multicultural, Asian, Celtic, Sacred, Literary, Biographies, Adult, Medieval, Environmental, Business

I tell stories for:

All Ages

I provide workshops:


I am willing to travel:


My travel requirements:

All travel and housing fees (if any) are project-specific.

School Districts I am cleared to work in:

Cleared for all New York Schools and the Northeast

I am willing to mentor:


Organizations I belong to:

National Storytelling Network,Actor's Equity, AFTRA,The Executive Coaching Group, Still Mind Zendo