Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Sumner McClain

Storyteller Sumner McClain's repertoire includes an original narration of Dr. Martin Luther King's life as seen through the eyes of his father, 'Daddy King.' His performances and workshops, which include traditional stories and folk tales, are geared toward awakening creative imagination and developing human potential. He is often accompanied with his wife Linda (see website for further information at storiescelebratinglife.com). Sumner has performed in hundreds of schools throughout New England in grades 1-12, as well as numerous libraries, cultural organizations, camps and private organizations.

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I Have Worked With

  • State: CT
    Date: 2/2007
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: lauretteklier@comcast.net
    Phone: 860-434-3500

  • State: MA
    Date: 1/2008
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email:
    Phone: 508-636-1090

  • State: MA
    Date: 1/2009
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: wpearre@fessenden.org
    Phone: 617-964-5350

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Sumner
Job Title/Position: 
Storyteller
Physical Address: 
5 Field St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Last Name: 
McClain
Phone: 
410-599-3919

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Traditional
Humanities - General
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Literary Arts - Poetry
Theater - Puppet
Theater - Storytelling
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
American Sign Language
Swahili
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts in Healthcare
Community Arts
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - In School
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
State
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
National Association of Social Workers
Rhode Island Black Storytellers
The National Museum of African American History and culture
Metropolitan Council For Educational Opportnity
Education: 
Master of Social Work, University of Michigan
Master of Divintiy, Boston University
Awards: 
None available

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
minimal-generally does not require amplification
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,500
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
2

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults