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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Barb Funke


Tulip and Friends

2425 Cooper Ave.
State Center, IA 50247

(641) 483-2638


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Tulip's storytelling combines puppets, music, magic, voices, ventriloquism, clowning and audience participation that entertains and leaves a lasting message. Many programs are available or one can be developed. Two reading programs are available. The workshop "Classroom Motivation Using the Arts" is available for teachers and adults. Workshops and stage shows are available for Pre-K - 6th in storytelling, puppets, and ventriloquism. Iowa Arts Council Roster Artist, approved in 1998, in storytelling, puppets, and ventriloquism. Flexible fees. Has a program approved by the Institute for Character Development at Drake University entitled "Win with CHARACTER COUNTS!".

Types of stories I tell:

Children and Family stories about farming, patriotism, reading, and science. I can create materials for most curriculum areas according to your needs. I also have a workshop where the student creates their own puppet, and teach puppet manipulation and ventriloquism.

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My travel requirements:

Mileage and Lodging $400 per 6 hour day

School Districts I am cleared to work in:

Any in the state of Iowa. I have also worked in the state of Nebraska.

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Organizations I belong to:

World Clown Association Clowns of America International Korn Patch Clowns Justo Higo Magic Club Two Rivers Story Spinners Fellowship of Christian Magicians Iowa Arts Council Educational Rooster-approved 1998 in Storytelling, Puppets, & Ventriloquism