I have been described as "a one-woman show with a cast of thousands." I perform holiday stories, fairy tales, and international folktales for children and families in all kinds of places. I start with stickers, string figures, puppets, riddles, and knock-knocks to engage the kids. Then, together the audience and I tell the story. Go to my website for more information.
"Harlynne Geisler has a pixie-like look as she stands before an audience of adults and children. She seems almost to draw the stories from the air around her as her hands reach and gesture.
Her eyes gleam with intrigue and delight at the tales she is spinning before her audience. Without props, she creates an imaginary world, telling the story and becoming the characters.
Her eyes and expressive hands move from this imaginary world to the audience, weaving the two together. Small in stature but forceful, Geisler uses whatever dialect is necessary.
Her facial expressions and her gestures are finely wrought in excitement, confusion, passion, joy or fright—whatever emotion is called for by the story or the character."
"...she has entertained children with her stories in libraries and throughout the city school system; she is a consultant to the city schools' Gifted and Talented Education program.
"Recently," she adds, "a young man was sitting in the front row at a storytelling session. His face was shining. It was as if that was his story. It was so real to him. I wanted to shake his hand and say, 'Thank you. That is why I tell stories.'"
"And she told happily ever after."
San Diego Tribune
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