Joy Through Story
Rachael Harrington is a storyteller whose work has taken her around the globe, presenting joy-infused folktale and personal narrative performances and workshops for all ages in theater and arts spaces, community groups, schools, preschools, and as a guest lecturer at Rutgers University. She was the recipient of the NYC Department of Education Arts and Family Engagement Grant and has presented workshops at New Jersey Association of School Libraries, New Jersey TESOL Conference, and the American Association of School Libraries National Conference, and is published in Voices, the New Jersey TESOL quarterly journal. She performs at festivals including The Uptown Arts Stroll, Gotham Arts Festival, and The Day of Water Festival on Governor's Island. She is a member of National Storytelling Network.
Her work includes performances of folklore and personal narrative, facilitating professional development and conference presentations on storytelling topics, and coaching groups and individuals in the art of story crafting and telling.
Stay Connected to The Story
October 30: High School Scary Stories Assembly
November 3: Private Party
November 5: NYC School Libraries Conference
November 7: NJEA Conference
November 23: Tellebration! 4pm and 7:30 pm at Buunni After Hours Performance Space
December 10: NJASL Conference
December 21: Winter Solstice Stories
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Parent of ELL Storytelling Workshop Participant
"For the first time in my daughter's life she could speak English publicly thanks to the storytelling, which was a great start point for her to face school life in a foreign country."
Donna Swift, Media Center Specialist
"Rachel Harrington holds her audience in the palm of her hand. Her stories are down to earth and accessible for all ages. She makes her characters come to life."
Francesco, HS Student
"From your presentation I learned that I should put all my heart in what I do, even if it is not a story."