Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Norah Dooley

Norah Dooley is storyteller,critically acclaimed children's author and educator performs in schools, libraries, conferences and festivals. She specializes in teaching people of all ages how important their stories are and how to tell them. Norah has been featured as an Exchange Place storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough,  TN, the Clearwater Festival, the Newport Folk Festival and several Cambridge Revels. Norah specializes in Irish and Italian folk lore and is on the roster of Young Audiences at yamass.org. For the past 21 summers she has told stories to 1000s of children through ReadBoston.org. These past 4 years she appeared as a historical storyteller for SaveThe Harbor.org twice supported by MassHumanities.org grant. She teaches storytelling at Lesley University’s graduate school of Education and has taught storytelling to undergraduates at Tufts, Boston and Suffolk Universities. Internationally she has lectured teachers of English and graduate students in Tokyo, Japan on the role of storytelling in language acquisition. In summer of 2017 she taught storytelling in Arsuha, to Tanzanian Secondary school teachers as part of the African Storytelling initiative of http://www.worlded.org

Norah has an MEd in Creative Arts and Learning and has been a full time classroom teacher and an instructor in visual and performing arts in elementary and middle schools. StoriesLive.org is her award wonning curriculum for high school and middle school students. Her 4 published picture books are available at LernerBooks.com and all titles; Everybody Cooks Rice, Everybody Bakes Bread, Everybody Serves Soup, Everybody Brings Noodles are about her family and their former Cambridge neighbors.  Norah has 6 spoken word CDs: The Music of Angels ( 1999) Italian Folk Tales (2002) Stories from the Neighborhood  (2002) Rabbitails (2006) My Bad,Bad Dog and Other Neighbors (2006) and Irish Tales (2007)  all produced by Seat of Her Pants Productions and available at CDBaby.com. Her latest book, My Bad Bad Dog (SeatofHerPants, 2016) is the first in a series of picture books about her childhood.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Norah
Job Title/Position: 
Artist, Educator, Author, Visual Artist
Physical Address: 
4 Dwight St, 2a
Brookline, MA 02446
Last Name: 
Dooley
Phone: 
617-460-3544

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Additional Disciplines: 
Literary Arts - General
Literary Arts- Fiction
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Literary Arts - Publishing
Media - Digital
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Media - Video
Theater - Children's
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Improv
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
1991
Populations Served: 
Businesses
Elders
Families
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Audio or Video Recording
Broadcast Production
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Design Services
Marketing Services
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Public Relations Services
Publishing
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Social Media Services
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling
National Storytelling Network
National Communication Association
Education: 
Lesley University
Awards: 
Hugh Morgan and Ruth Hill Award- 2010. League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling
Oracle Award - 2012. National Storytelling Network
Creative Leadership Award -2013. Puppet Showplace Theatre

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Sound system
Fee Range Minimum: 
$375
Fee Range Maximum: 
$750
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - English as a Second Language
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Literature
Media
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
BFA, Painting and Art History
MEd Creative Arts in Learning
Fee Range Minimum: 
$375
Fee Range Maximum: 
$750