Marilyn Price Storyteller | Educator | Puppeteer
About Marilyn
Performances Puppets and Stories
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Since the beginning of her career, Marilyn has been working with adults as their teacher and mentor. Although the principal part of her work is in the Jewish world she uses those faith stories in the interfaith world as well. A founder of storygathering for adult faith audiences she helps create forums for communities to begin the process of telling their own stories for healing, geneological searches and just plain fun! Some of her favorite groups are Senior Centers (live-in and drop-in), Women’s Clubs, Adult Social organizations and the latest rage “The Red Hat Societies” where she has developed a storytelling program called UNDER THE HAT. Also of particular interest to the adult community is her HISTORY OF PUPPETRY program featuring a fascinating historical tour on the growth and uses of puppetry for the last 3,000 years. Marilyn is a firm believer in recalling too-long-dormant imaginations and bringing serious smiles in a fanciful yet important way.

Adult Jewish learning
As an adult learner herself, Marilyn discovered that it takes more than just a strong bibliography and piles of notes to engage the active and knowledgeable population that make up the adult learning community. With her skill as a storyteller and a personal fascination with her Jewish roots as well as a deep commitment to the task she has become a much sought after teaching of this growing interest group. Audiences have included, but are not limited to anywhere from University students to Senior Centers. Venues include, but again are not limited to Elderhostels, Hillels, Synagogues and Community Centers. A frequent scholar at Adult Retreats and weekend Shabbatons she often is able to partner her adult skills with family and children's programs as well.

A regular Torah teacher at Beth Emet Synagogue in Evanston, Illinois where some of her ongoing classes have included a weekly Torah and Haftorah study, an intense look at the poet Hayyim Nachman Bialik's famous Sefer Haggadah THE BOOK OF LEGENDS and courses in storytelling and the literature of some of the great Yiddish writers.

Adult Teaching and Telling
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A sample of some of the courses she offers can be parlayed into weekend experiences or visiting lectures. At Shabbat experiences Marilyn is always mindful of the portion of the week (Parshai) and incorporates its lessons into her work. These might include but are not limited to:

KEEPING THE DOOR OPEN FOR ELIJAH

AMIDAH AS DRAMA -
a standing ovation!

TELL ME A PRAYER!

SHMA MEANS TO LISTEN

HISTORY OF JEWISH STORYTELLING

AND THEN……
HOW A SCHOLAR WEEKEND
MIGHT WORK!

STORIES FROM TORAH TO TODAY

Think about working with Marilyn on a program just for you.