Lona Bartlett - Storyteller, Puppeteer, Educator &...
Lona Bartlett is a performance artist, storyteller, puppeteer and educator at schools, libraries, conferences, churches, festivals, corporate and special events. Degrees in education and a small town upbringing in the Catskill Mountains open a gateway to a long list of presentations. No matter the genre, whether folktales, fairytales, puppets, or personal stories, she loves bringing excitement and insight to stage and classroom.
ASSEMBLIES, IN-CLASSROOM LESSONS AND RESIDENCIES
New lessons, programs and performances are always being developed. Each program and performance lasts about 45 mins. Lessons and residencies can be customized to fit your needs. All lessons are directly related to the common core and interactive, allowing students to experience the art of puppetry, storytelling, poetry and music while gaining knowledge in the core academic lesson. Teacher’s Guides, Lesson Plans with Common Core and Essential Standard connections are available upon request after a program has been booked.
“Wow…I was very impressed with Lona’s storytelling! Lona needs to be on Jimmy Fallon. The students were very engaged in her presentation. I really enjoyed it.” — Libby Winthrow, Charlotte Mecklenburg Arts & Science Council
“I highly recommend Lona as a teaching artist in your school or organization. She has many strengths, including her student-centered approach, her willingness and ability to create new lessons as requested by teachers, and her positive go-get-‘em attitude, that will enable her to be an asset to any school or organization. In the words of one of the teachers she worked with last year: Lona never disappoints!” — Michelle Youngs, Assistant Director of Education | Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
“Lona inspires our students to reach above and beyond their potential. We love when she comes to our school.” — Connie Foster, Talent Development Teacher | Idlewild Elementary School, Charlotte, NC
“Lona has a natural gift to bring stories alive filled with great imagination and creativity. Her work is very interactive and filled with collaborative lessons that teach what our teachers are working on in their curriculum.” — Frank Casstevens | Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts
“It was wonderful to have Mrs. Bartlett visit our school. She engaged the entire audience throughout her storytelling performances. The themes and curriculum connections were perfect. Very professional and a master of her craft!” — Brian Kothe, Music Teacher | Piney Grove Elementary School, Charlotte, NC