Andrea Kamens

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Andrea
Kamens

Brighton

Massachusetts
617-254-7904
andrea@AndreaKamens.com

When Andrea Kamens tells a story, you tell with her. She creates original programs custom designed to meet the needs of the organization and open the hearts of listeners and of the story itself.

Partial to traditional folk, fairy, and Jewish tales that tremble with truth, she animates adults and children authentically and delightfully. She tells for children including toddlers, preschoolers and teens, and for adults, and people with special needs. She a playgroup leader and arts specialist, currently running a storytelling troupe for grades 1-4 in an after-school program. She enjoys multiage and family groups, and performs in small and large settings.

Her deep Jewish knowledge and experience shines through her storytelling. No matter what your knowledge, faith community or background, Andrea brings you into the rich world of classical and modern Jewish storytelling and can work with educators, clergy and lay people to connect Jewish storytelling to programmatic goals or organizational values. 

Through wordplay, drama, and movement games, Andrea teaches the art of storytelling to children of all ages. She is a repeat performer at First Night Boston, a massmouth slam semi-finalist and host, and the newest member of the board of The Story Space in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 
Willing to Travel: 
Yes
Provides Workshops: 
For Students
For Synagogues
For Non-Profit Organizations
Performances for Age Groups: 
Family Audiences
Preschool
Elementary- grades K-5
Middle - grades 6-8
High School
College
Adult
"Andrea Kamens is one of the best performers of traditional folktales of all kinds in Boston today. Her tellings are engaging and skillful, but I most appreciate how she picks stories that have more to them, giving value-added wisdom to one heck of a good time."
Norah Dooley
Executive director, massmouth inc. - a 501c3 promoting the art of storytelling http://massmouth.org
"Andrea repeatedly mesmerized my students. Whether it was [the weekly Torah portion] or a holiday, she enriched their Jewish experience in ways that will be long remembered."
Miriam Newman
Jewish educator