Dr. Milbre Burch

Milbre Burch is a GRAMMY-nominated, internationally known storyteller, a published poet and writer, and a produced playwright. A veteran touring and teaching artist for local, state and regional arts councils across the US, she has also performed and taught in Europe and Asia. She has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival and been a Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN. She holds a PhD in Theatre from the University of Missouri. REQUEST MILBRE BURCH


GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Residency
Empowering Speech Acts: Building Community through Story Sharing

Telling and listening to personal stories creates community across cultural boundaries. Students will help set ground rules, practice rhetorical strategies, respond to prompts and performance challenges, get feedback, then revise and perform stories in class/community. Minimum 5 days needed for residency project completion. Residency Lesson Plan

Max Participants: 24

Duration: Minimum 5 days needed with each class for residency completion, 60-minute sessions

Special Requirements: Residency activities will take place in classrooms, preferably with screens and projectors for viewing video with sound. Ending performance can be in a variety of school or community rooms with screens and projectors; if sound amplification is needed, please provide a mic on a stand, and a sound system in good working order.

Fee: $156.25 per class/hr.
*Fee varies. Please contact the CAPS office at (919) 560-2718 to inquire.

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Performance
Sky Lore: Crossroads of Science, Social Studies and Language Arts

Through metaphor, these global folktales can inspire student-led inquiry into science, social systems, and verbal arts as practiced by diverse cultures. Storyteller invites the students to follow clues provided by the stories to extend their learning. 45-60 minutes. 300 students max/per show. High School performances are intended for classroom settings only. Performance Lesson Plan

Max Participants: 300 students max/per show. *High School performances are intended for classroom settings only.

Duration: 45-60 minutes

Special Requirements:
In auditorium or gym, a microphone on a stand or lapel mic and working PA system are needed.

Single Performance Fee- $625.00
Two Performances Fee- $1,125.00
*Fee varies. Please contact the CAPS office at (919) 560-2718 to inquire.



PARTICIPANT LEVEL: ADULTS/SENIORS

Workshop
Seeing Your Neighbor’s Face in the Mirror: Sharing Oral Histories

Aimed at adults from diverse backgrounds, this workshop provides an opportunity to tell snippets of your own life story and to listen to and appreciate stories of lived experience unlike your own. 90 minutes per class, though the workshop is intended to be offered in a series with a selection of topics covered. Workshop Lesson Plan Oral Histories

Max Participants: 10

Duration: 90 minutes per class, though the workshop is intended to be offered in a series with a selection of topics covered.

Special Requirements: Classroom/Community Room setting with sound amplification for Seniors.

Fee: $125.00 per hour/per group