David Novak, A Telling Experience

David Novak, A Telling Experience

Storyteller, David Novak, is A Telling Experience! A multi-faceted exploration of story in performance and education. David works extensively in aesthetic education as a performing and teaching artist. He is an NC A+ Fellow and a National Storytelling Network Circle-of-Excellence

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The Storytellers' Fire


Program description

For thousands of years, our ancestors gathered to tell stories beside the fire. Today, we can get a feeling for the long traditions of storytelling by creating a Storytellers’ Fire. David draws from an extensive repertory to suit Grade level, season, and situation. Requests will be honored. Your students will… • experience the original virtual reality • hear stories from many traditions •


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Program Detail

Program type: Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Storytelling
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Language Arts, Literacy, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 9, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: No
Available dates:


Length of program: 50 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Sound system with hands-free microphone on a stand – no podiums please.


Your site: Schools (MP Room, Auditorium, Library, Gymnasium) Libraries, Theatres.

Fees / Ticketing:

$450 single performance, $350 per multiple performances, same day, same site.


NC Standard Course of Study:

R7 – Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

R9 – Analyze how two or more text address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

SL3 – Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

L5 – Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

NC Essential Standards:

From the Arts Education, Theatre Arts Standards (all grade levels):

C.2: Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings.

A.1: Analyze literary texts and performances.

CU.2: Understand the traditions, roles, and conventions of theatre as an art form.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Cancellation Policy

Artist will work with presenter to reschedule. In event of cancellation, presenter will pay 20% of contracted fees.