Storyteller Rachael Harrington helps audiences activate an IMAGINATIVE MINDSET that cultivates creativity, connection, and
social emotional growth.
She does this by creating storytelling performances and workshops that use narrative, interactive elements, and a sprinkle of magic to
BRING FOLK TALES & PERSONAL STORIES TO LIFE.
If you are
I've got a story for that!
Hi! I'm Rachael.
& I'm so glad you're here.
I'm a professional storyteller who presents imagination expanding, community centered folktale and personal narrative performances and workshops for all ages in theater/arts spaces, museums, festivals, community groups, schools, and as a guest lecturer at Rutgers University.
After graduating from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Art Education, I became a published illustrator and middle school art teacher. I then discovered a love of improv and sketch comedy acting, writing, and directing-- which is when my librarian mother encouraged me to explore storytelling.
She now spends her days creating and collaborating on storytelling, story-making, and story-training projects.
Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
The Story Center at The MidContinent Public Library
Day of Water Festival, NYC
San Mateo Public Library
American Association of School Libraries
National Storytelling Network Annual Conference
NJ Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
NYC Library Services Conference
NYC City Artist Corps
NYC DOE Arts and Family Engagement Winner
NYC DOE SWD Grant
Stage Director Choreographer's Union Observership Program
Clutch Productions Full Circle
Grants & Programs
February 4th, 2023 @ 10:30AM: Sugar Hill Museum of Art and Storytelling
February 7th, 2023: Love(ly) Stories Assembly Program and Professional Development Training
February 18th, 2023 @1PM: Fort Tryon Park Trust & Rachael Harrington present ExploraStory: Nature and Storymaking walk in the park.
Literacy, Writing, & Language Skills
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."