P.O. Box 752
Gloucester, MA 01931
"SHE CAST A SPELL ON HER AUDIENCE AND CREATED A BEWITCHED SPACE WHERE FOR AN HOUR THEY SHARED THE MAGIC OF IMAGINATION." --
The Wellesley Townsman
From FirstNight Boston to college campuses around the United States to theatres, festivals, elementary and secondary school classrooms and libraries Massachusetts Storyteller Alicia Quintano brings a unique combination of humor and dramatic interpretation to performances of personal stories, original songs, story songs, and selections from world folklore.
She has taught workshops in storytelling and writing for grades 4 through adults in schools, libraries, on campuses, and for arts organizations across the country.
In 2013 she joined the massmouth StoriesLive® III team teaching storytelling in Massachusetts high schools and continued as an artist/educator with StoriesLive® IV in 2014.
Saturdays October 11 through November 15, 2014 she returned to the Parlin Library in Everett, MA as storyteller with Mass Humanities' 6-week FAIR (Family Advertures in Reading) program.
2014 brought close to 60 performances for children of all ages at schools and libraries and in summer, for younger children, with the ReadBoston storymobile (link to review from Summer 2013 below):
In 2013 she was guest speaker for the North Shore Reading Council, an organization devoted to love of stories and literacy.
Alicia has been described as "an itinerant storyteller par excellence" [THE WOODSTOCK TIMES]; her stories as "funny, touching and universal;" [WBAI-FM, NYC] and her performance style for adults as "one part improv comic to two pars theatre and always funny" [BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE].
Click here for our contact form or call 978-281-6304 for more information.
Click on the links to the left if you'd like to hear one of Alicia's original songs, see a short video of Alicia performing for young children, meet Pierre, her Koala puppet in a backstage visit, or read about performances and workshops for older children and adults
***Fee support for Alicia Quintano may be available to nonprofit organizations through the New England States Touring (NEST) program of the New England Foundation for the Arts. Visit www.matchbook.org or www.nefa.org for more information.***
Upcoming & Recent
Performances & Workshops
March 10, 2015 Wilmington Schools Literacy celebration for children and families
February 18, 2015 (with Tony Toledo) Medford Public Library 6:30 p.m. "Learning to Tell Your Own Stories" a workshop for children in grades K-5
February 7, 2015 (tentative date) Performance for children and families at the Shute Library in Everett, Mass to celebrate the reopening of the library
January 20, 2015 Wilmington Middle School Workshops in Narrative for three 7th grade classrooms
January 9, 2015 Gloucester High School performance for preschool and teenagers studying in a teacher training program (with Tony Toledo)
December 31, 2014 FirstNight Boston, performances for children and families, Hynes Convention Center
October-November 2014, FAIR program, 6 Saturdays at the Parlin Memorial Library in Everett, MA
Summer 2014: Stories and songs for children and families at over 40 sites with the ReadBoston Storymobile
July 8, 2014 "The Pet Song and Other Tuneful Tales," Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, MA
April 27, 2014 First Parish Unitarian Church, Newburyport, MA "The Power of Storytelling"
March 22, 2014 Concert of stories and songs for Country Club Learning Center, Woburn, MA
March 10-12, 2014 Teaching storytelling for ELL classes with StoriesLiveIV® at Chelsea High School
February 25 and 27th, 2014 Teaching with StoriesLiveIV® at Worcester South Community High School
February 15, 2014 3rd Annual Boston Storytelling Festival, Boston Public Library , Family Performances 9:50 and 11:10 a.m.
December 31, FirstNight Family performances, 3:30 and 5:30 pm, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
December 9-17th, 2013 Teaching storytelling with StoriesLiveIV® to seniors at Lynn Classical High School
November 25, Storytelling workshop leader for staff preparing for Digital Storytelling events, Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA
November 7, Guest Speaker, North Shore Reading Council, Danvers, MA
Storyteller, Mass Humanities' FAIR (Family Adventures in Reading) program at the Parlin Memorial Library, Everett, MA, Saturdays October 5 - Nov. 9
September 22, 2 PM; performer, Abbott Memorial Library, Marblehead, MA: Verna Aardema's "The Vingananee and the Tree Toad" a celebration of the life of illustrator Ellen Weiss.
August 24, Famiily Concert, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA
July 9 and 4 succeeding Tuesday Mornings, "Stories, Songs & More" at Stage Fort Park with Lucille LePage
July 10th through August 16th 45 performances over 15 days with ReadBoston's Storymobile
June 13: Alton Central School, Alton, NH, performances for gr. K-2
May 30 and 31st: Cashman Elementary, Amesbury, MA, teaching Writing Workshops for all 4th grades
May 2: Cookies and a Book Night, performance with Lucille LePage, West Parish Elementary, Gloucester, MA 6:30 p.m.
April 27: StoriesLive® III High School Story Slam, Boston Public Library; 10am-4 pm
April 16: The Story Space at the Out of the Blue Gallery, Cambridge, MA
April 1-5: Everett High School, StoriesLive® III
March 13: Speak Up! at the Walnut Street Cafe, Lynn, MA
March 8: Gardner Pilot School, Allston, MA
March 5: Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA (teaching "Telling Our Stories" workshop)
February 25 - March 1: Revere High School, teaching 10th graders with StoriesLive® III
February 23: Two performances in the 2nd Annual Storytelling Festival, Boston Public Library
January 14-17: Boston Latin Academy teaching with StoriesLive® III
P.O. Box 752
Gloucester, MA 01931