A lo-o-o-n-g time ago, Evan Lee became an actor, first on stage, then film & audio.
He's also a passionate storyteller. His performances are based on folk tales -- often with an unexpected twist -- and a dash of music. Performances for young audiences & families get EVERYONE into the act.
In 2013 he founded Story Source, LLC. Why? To partner with artists and educators to apply the ancient art of storytelling to 21st century needs.
How's it working? Workshops teach students & teachers to discover & record oral histories from so-called 'ordinary' people -- often the most eloquent witnesses to History. Once stories are recorded, Story Source collaborates with artists & writers, students & teachers, who create poetry & art inspired by the stories.
With J.Galt and Associates we train corporate and federal staff in storytelling techniques to effectively deliver the 'heart' of the message.
Our new curriculum, "History Through the Arts” aims to excite reluctant readers by teaching history with arts. Want to know more? Read on.
Teachers, this 4th-5th grade history supplement gives you new tools to teach core curriculum. Visual art, music, poetry help present stories that connect reluctant readers with historical events. Literacy skills are in every lesson plan. This program is consistent with L4GA funding.
Oral histories connect students to 'textbook history'. We work with teachers and students to fund and produce community stories. Student poetry, visual art and music enhance their presentation, a gift to the community.
Our workshops take teachers through the steps of finding personal stories, craft them and share with an audience. Teachers take these skills into the classroom, helping students record their family stories. It is their connection to history.
Partnering with Donata Defilippi of J.Galt & Associates, Evan works with federal employees to find the heart of their message and tell a story that will connect with their funders, stakeholders or policymakers.
Evan Lee's storytelling and music has entertained audiences for decades. His stories come from a wide range of cultures and traditions. A typical performance may include the Algonquin Indian "Cinderella" story, American Tall Tales and a morality tale about the confrontation between Miss Mouse and Brother Snake. Audiences participate in sing-alongs.