Artist Residencies


From stage to school — Ask about funding MCC STARS residencies for Oral Literacy & STEM to STEAM with “Scratch” Computer Animation.

Mary Jo Delivers the Wow Factor

Get the Shows That Get the Raves

Think kids have short attention spans? Think again! Experience the power of “once upon a time” to enthrall, entertain and educate.

Girl dressed as the sun during the show Sun, Moon, Stars, Shine

Summer Reading Club

2015–The Itsy-Bitsy Spiderman’s Heroic Climb 2016–Go In & Out the Window with Dances & “Moving” Tales to Fit Your Space Line up your Mass. Cultural Council Grant Now  

Cabaret singing songs from the Great American Songbook

Cabaret Concerts

A Moveable Feast of Songs from the Great American Songbook with Bob Shepherd on piano.

Teachers Pretend They Are Cats

Parents, Families & Teachers Learn Literacy Techniques

Grown-ups learn from playing with story–move like a cat, practice an origami story, try on funny voices–all in service of literacy.  



Act It! Tell It! Sing It! Move It!–A Multiple Integrated Arts Approach to Oral Literacy & Learning.


Fall & Winter Shows

Howlarious Halloween, Native American, King Frost, Legend of the Silver Pine Cone: Kids Learn to Tell a Tale w/Glittery Craft

Oral Literacy

MJ’s programs serve learning standards — Literacy, Learning & Story Power, STEM to STEAM

About Mary Jo

What do 2 national awards, 3,000 shows, a heart full of song & story mean for you?


Teachers & Kids LOVE the joy of creativity: How to fund residencies that put FUN into the curriculum AND honor standards