PO Box 752
Gloucester, MA 01930
"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 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 teaches writing and storytelling workshops to grades 4 through adults.
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 parts 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.***
Recent Performances & Workshops
December 28, 2016, Enfield Public Library family concert 11 a.m.
October 23, 2016 Castle Island, South Boston, MA Halloween stories
October 12, 2016, Griffin Memorial School, Litchfield, NH (all second grades)
August 10, 2016 Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA Family Concert
August 9, 2016 10 AM Storytelling for families at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston
July 5th -August 2nd, "Stories, Songs & More" with Lucille LePage, Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA
July 11-August 19, 2016 ReadBoston Storymobile (various dates and locations)
June 27, 2016 Saugus Public Library, Family Concert
May 9-10th, 2016 Dyer Brook, ME school residency (performances for grades K-6; writing workshops for grades 4-6)
March/April 2016 FAIR program, 6 Saturdays at Swampscott Public Library
January 20 and 21, 2016 Presque Isle, ME schools residency: performances for grades K-5 and writing workshops for grade 4
December 18, 2015 writing workshop residency with 4th grades, Eliot School, Needham, MA
October 29, 2015 "The Dark, Dark Stairs & Other Stories," a Halloween program at the Boxford Town Library, 4 p.m.
October 13, 2015, Storytelling for families at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston
September 8, 15, 22, and 29th memoir writing workshops at the West Branch Library, Peabody (for adults) and at the Peabody Institute Library (for teens)
July 9th and July 22nd, Stories for Children and Families 10 a.m. on Beverly, MA Common (with Tony Toledo)
July 8th - August 14th (various dates and locations) ReadBoston Storymobile
July 7th -August 4th, 2015 "Stories, Songs & More" with Lucille LePage, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA
June 22, 2015 Primrose Hill Elementary School, school assemblies
March 17-19, 2015 Artist/Educator with StoriesLive®V at Lynn Classical High School, Lynn, MA
February 23-25, 2015 Artist/educator with StoriesLive®V at Worcester South Community High School
February 22, 2015 First Parish Unitarian Church, Wakefield, MA "The Power of Storytelling" (sermon with Tony Toledo)
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 StoriesLive®IV 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 StoriesLive®IV 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, 2013 Famiily Concert, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA
PO Box 752
Gloucester, MA 01930