Jennifer Cayley

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Jennifer Cayley has been a performance storyteller for more than three decades. While her repertoire includes, literary, historical and personal stories, it is the traditional folk and fairy tales along with some of the world’s great epics that are the foundation of her work.

 Performance highlights include;  touring with Jan Andrews to Rome, Australia, Wales, USA and southern Ontario; appearing at festivals across Canada and in Hawaii; making regular appearances at the Ottawa Storytellers’ Signature Series ; telling some of the great epics of the world at Rasputin’s Café, the National Arts Centre and best of all on the shores of Taylor Lake in Lanark Co.

 Working with young people in schools and in community settings has been a critical part of Jennifer's storytelling life. She was also, along with Jan Andrews – a co-founder of MASC where she is now thrilled to be on the artists’ roster.  She has worked on the Ontario Arts Council's Artists in Education roster, with Prologue to the Performing Arts, and the TD Canada Trust Canadian Children's Book Week Tour.

Curriculum Links

Making connections between narrative elements and the natural world; Interdependence of social, economic and natural systems; consequences of interactions between human and natural systems; stewardship: active listening skills; empathy; plot, character, story structure, and narrative arc; cultural inclusion; myth and legend; non-verbal communication, oral language and storytelling.


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Senior
Seniors
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French
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Seniors Workshop: Traditional Tales

Residency Workshop English Seniors

Traditional tales, polished over countless generations, are narrative jewels that offer a fine model for building your own stories into tellable, listenable pieces. In this workshop, participants will listen to some good stories, explore how to make connections between the told stories and their own narratives and will leave inspired to craft their own stories and to seek out more traditional stories

Participants:
Seniors
Maximum:
10
Discipline:
Literary Arts, Drama
Time and Price:
In person only:
One workshop: 2 hours $315 + HST
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AVAILABLE ONLINE: School Performance: Out of the Everywhere: Stories For Now, From Once Upon A Time

New Program Residency Performance English

Traditional stories open up a world of adventure and imagination for your students. They are the most ancient and - oh so contemporary - of learning strategies encouraging empathy, self-reflection, inter-cultural respect, language development, active listening and … they are just plain fun! This rich world heritage of narrative is deeply imbedded in popular culture and contains stories to engage students of all ages. There are simple interactive tales for the very young, wonder tales shining with vivid imagery and remarkable exploits for middle grades and the grandeur of the world’s great epics for older students.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
100
Discipline:
Literary Arts
Time and Price:
In person and online:
One session : 50 minutes (incl. Q & A) $320 + HST
Half day: two 50 minute sessions $400 + HST
Full day: three 50 minute sessions $510 + HST
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AVAILABLE ONLINE: School Performance: Fables for the Earth - Storying Active Environmentalism

Residency Performance English

Two children, a mouse and a goat on a quest to find out where the water has gone. As they struggle up a steep mountain, the rocks tell them the old stories they need to know if they are going to begin healing the land and bringing back the water. These stories-within-a-story delight and inspire students and make an engaging prompt for discussion about environmental realities and responsibilities.

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Maximum:
100
Discipline:
Literary Arts
Time and Price:
One session :
In person and online:
50 minutes (incl. Q & A) $320 + HST
Half day: two 50 minute sessions $400 + HST
Full day: three 50 minute sessions $510 + HST
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AVAILABLE ONLINE: Seniors Performance: The Wisdom and Wit of Traditional Stories

New Program Residency Performance English Seniors

For as long as human kind has had language, stories have been a powerful way to connect, to learn, to imagine. Stimulated by the ancient power of the stories themselves and the skill and passion of a professional teller, participants will visualize characters and settings, discover connections to their own lives and absorb excellent models of good narrative. Rich in imagery, adventure and emotion, these stories offer listeners a chance to bring all that they are and all that they have done to making the stories live in the present moment. These ancient stories from a diversity of cultures stir memories, offer comfort and lead listeners on new creative adventures.

Participants:
Seniors
Discipline:
Literary Arts
Time and Price:
In person and online:
One performance: 1 hour $320 + HST 
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