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Program Presenters: Other Performers

A list of presenters that may be available in Clinton, Essex, and/or Franklin County for programs and events.

Ben Boone

Ben Boone

Type: Speaker

About: "I'm a writer and graduate of Emerson College in Boston who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. My first hospitalization occurred the day after my graduation ceremony. That was fifteen years ago. I have struggled with my mental illness ever since, but I have also made much progress under the care of numerous doctors.

I wrote a book about my experience, titled “ Minority of Mind,” which has received a lot of attention and led to presentations throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

During the last five years, since my first book was published, I have spoken to mental health consumers, professional health care providers, funding organizations, and to students and clinicians at college campuses.

I wrote 'Minority of Mind' as a manifestation of me, rather than a debilitating disability; to challenge how society often defines mental illness and how I define it for myself. I also wrote it so my parents wouldn’t think of me as a sick son.

My presentations have included a range of topics tailored to each organization. They begin with my personal account of mental illness and often explain the need for early intervention, the importance of family dynamics and quality of care. One presentation titled: 'Psychosis 101—My Most Difficult Course' focuses on the prodromal phase of young minds in college, and the related topics of school, friends, and family. 

I began experiencing my symptoms as a junior in college and wish I had more resources at the time to articulate what I was experiencing and get help sooner.

This is why I make presentations to mental health providers, colleges and families about ways to improve quality of care, and offer approaches patients can use for recovery. I also work as a life coach peer contributor."

Email: minorityofmind@gmail.com

Phone: (617) 504-1500

Fee: $75+

Caryn Tindal

Caryn Tindal

Type: Animal

About: "Dazzle Dogs Entertainment is a remarkably unique and talented group of dogs who will delight their audiences with their exceptional talents. They will perform tricks, agility obstacles, and dance to choreographed musical routines. The Dazzle Dogs include 2 Pembroke Welsh Corgis who appeared on Animal Planet's Dogs 101 Series, Charm & Checkers, a lovely Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Windy, who is full of energy and happiness, our newest star, 18 month Carina, a Border Collie, who has an unusual line of tricks, dancing, and finishes our show with a fun-filled frisbee act, and finally, our semi-retired Australian Shepherd, Cali-Sue, who delights her audiences in her own unique ways. Winston, who is retired from performing as he is almost 15 years-old, and is the reason for the creation of the Dazzle Dogs, has to stay home now from our Dazzle Dogs show. But he is always with us in our hearts with his inspirational style and smile as we are performing on stage. They are a cheerful group of canines that love to perform for their audiences, and will cause sides to split with laughter. Their handlers present them in a positive, enthusiastic, cheerful manner." - from http://www.performersandprograms.com/results.cfm?id=2618&region=6&category=cat0subcat0&region1=6&region0=0

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Dazzle-Dogs-Entertainment-57738293143/

Email: Cottagecorgis@aol.com

Phone: (518) 692-9061

Address: PO Box 266, Argyle, NY 12809

Fee: $351-500

Give & Take

Give & Take

Type: Juggling/Vaudville/Comedy

About: "Give and Take has been a consistent hit with both children and adults for over 40 years. Our highly interactive, comedic show uses traditions from vaudeville, circus arts, theater, and music to create a lively and wholesome performance that feels fresh and contemporary.  We tailor our show’s length and content to fit your needs, and we can adapt the show to almost any venue. We are always appropriate, and never offensive.

"Our school assemblies can highlight the importance of persistence, teamwork, a positive attitude, and the contributions of different cultures. Our corporate presentation can illuminate concepts such as motivation, innovation, risk assessment, and strategic thinking. Our emphasis, however, is always on entertainment first." - from https://www.jugglers.com/what-we-do/

Website: https://www.jugglers.com/

Email: N/A

Phone: (215) 842-9467

Address: 5440 Morris St, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Fee: Contact for details

Daryl Baldwin

Daryl Baldwin

Type: Balloon Artist

About: "You'll be glad you trusted Balloon Extravaganzas Certified Master Balloon Artist Daryl Baldwin to entertain at your event.  With over 3 decades of experience and many industry awards Daryl will be sure to amaze your guests with his unique brand of fast paced seriously dramatic larger than life balloon sculptures." - from http://balloonextravaganzas.com/about-us

Website: http://balloonextravaganzas.com/

Email: N/A

Phone: (518) 725-9000

Address: 185 East State Street, Gloversville, NY 12078

Fee: $201-500

Hampstead Stage

Hampstead Stage

Type: Live Theater

About: "The Hampstead family began its mission back in 1983. Hampstead Stage Company got its name from our founders: Daniel Matmor, Michael Phillips, and Katherine and Gordon Preston, who came to America from Hampstead, England to pursue their dreams. Since its inception, our company has grown into one of the largest educational touring companies in the nation. Performing over two thousand shows a year in all 48 contiguous states; we have played for about twenty-one million audience members.

"Our interactive educational tours run year-round and are performed by two professional actors, each playing multiple roles. Our scripts are original adaptations, based directly on literary classics, and include children and adults from the audience. The plays last one hour, with a question and answer session following the performance. We travel to your space and bring our own realistic sets and costumes, designed using extensive historical research, which are flexible enough to fit into any assembly/performance space." - from http://hampsteadstage.org/about-us/

Website: http://www.hampsteadstage.org/

Email: info@hampsteadstage.org

Phone: (800) 619-5302

Address: 1053 N Barnstead Rd, Barnstead, NH 03225

Fee: Contact for details

Jim Snack

Jim Snack

Type: Magician/Motivational Speaker

About: "Jim Snack is an award winning Certified Speaking Professional who specializes in employee motivation and engagement, presenting keynote speeches, half- and full-day seminars on change, teamwork, creativity and communication. 

"Jim has been featured as a 'Consummate Speaker of the Year' by Sharing Ideas Magazine.  He was recognized as an outstanding teacher by the International Communication Association, and he received the McNally Award  for outstanding teaching  from the University at Albany Department of Communication." - from http://www.jimsnack.com/meet_jim.htm

Website: http://www.jimsnack.com/

Email: N/A

Phone: (800) 392-7582

Address: PO Box 380, West Sand Lake, NY  12196

Fee: Contact for details

Kathy Ceceri

Kathy Ceceri

 Type: Crafting

About: "Crafts for Learning programs are hands-on workshops that use everyday crafts, household, and recycled materials to teach real concepts about robotics, electronics, engineering, and other topics. For most programs participants get to keep their projects so they can continue learning, exploring, and experimenting even when the workshop is over!" - from http://www.craftsforlearning.com/faq.htm

Website: http://www.craftsforlearning.com/

Email: kathy@craftsforlearning.com

Phone: (518) 587-7801

Address: 1053 N Barnstead Rd, Barnstead, NH 03225

Fee: $300-450

Matt McElligott

Matt McElligott

Type: Writing

About: "In my programs I talk about the process of writing and illustrating picture books. Each talk focuses on one of my books. It is VERY IMPORTANT that the students have read or heard some of my books. At the very least they should have read book that I will be presenting to them. Most presentations begin with a reading of the book, except for Benjamin Franklinstein and Mad Scientist Academy." - from http://www.matthewmcelligott.com/author-visits/

Website: http://www.matthewmcelligott.com/

Email: matt@mcegraphics.com

Phone: (518) 767-0915

Address: 279 Jericho Rd., Selkirk, NY 12158

Fee: $1001-3000

Open Hand Theater

Open Hand Theater

Type: Live Theater

About: "Open Hand Theater brings great performances and innovative educational workshops to schools, community events, and festivals.  Performances are targeted to specific grade levels, curriculum areas and learning standards..." - from http://www.openhandtheater.org/traveling-theater

Website: http://www.openhandtheater.org/

Email: info@openhandtheater.org

Phone: (315) 476-0466

Address: 518 Prospect Ave.,Syracuse, NY 13208

Fee: Contact for details

Paul Merklein

Type: Artist

About: Paul Merklein is a cartoonist available as a speaker, an entertainer for library and school events, as well as an artist for comic cons or other events.

Website: http://www.greatbigfaces.com/

Email: N/A

Phone: (414) 232-1391

Address: N/A

Fee: Contact for details

Ron Cain

Ron Cain

Type: Games/Magician

About: "CAIN Magic Company makes magic in the town of Camillus in the heart of Central New York. It offers magical entertainment, magical education and magical merchandise to people of all ages.

"Company founder Ron Cain, a magician and wizard, performs at libraries, schools, festivals, businesses and family parties throughout the state. In 1988, the Houston native began appearing professionally as Tex the Cowboy Magician. Since then, he has added such additional magical identities as the Wizard of Wands, Professor GreenPockets, Mr. Magic, Doctor VolCaino, Captain HurriCain, Professor Arcane and Yo-Yo the Clown." - from http://www.magicalsite.com/about_us.html

Website: http://www.magicalsite.com/

Email: rcain@twcny.rr.com

Phone: (315) 488-9125

Address: 150 Terrace Way, Camillus, NY 13031

Fee: $250

Sandra Bureau

Sandra Bureau
 

Type: Science

About: "My name is Sandra Bureau. I have over 15 years of experience sharing my love of the region and knowledge of natural history with thousands of people developing and conducting family and children programs. During the school year I am a middle-high school science teacher at Indian Lake Central School. I can work with small and large groups of all abilities. I can schedule programs at the location of your choice. See if there's something that doesn't pique your interest. Don't see anything you want but like the idea? Give me a call. I'd be happy to work with you to develop the programs that meet your needs." - from http://www.natureonthemove.com/

Website: http://www.natureonthemove.com/

Email: bureaus@frontiernet.net

Phone: (518) 582-2266

Address: P.O. Box 193, Newcomb, NY 12852

Fee: Contact for details

Traveling Lantern

Traveling Lantern

Type: Theater

About: "Traveling Lantern has been educating and entertaining children all over the country since 1985. Our mission is to bring great stories to children, to draw them into an active theater experience, to excite their minds and to tickle their imaginations. We are deeply committed to providing high quality, low cost arts programming to schools and libraries." - from http://www.travelinglantern.com/aboutus.php

Website: http://www.travelinglantern.com/index.php

Email: N/A

Phone: (800) 936-4723

Address: Traveling Lantern, P.O. Box 42288, Portland, OR 97242

Fee: Contact for details

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