Artist Residencies


From stage to school — Ask about funding MCC STARS residencies for Oral Literacy & STEM to STEAM with “Scratch” Computer Animation. Also “Act It! Tell It! Dance It!” workshops and residencies for all ages. Students participate in world folktales by all performing arts activities. Learn and understand narratives ...

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

The House That Jack Built & Some He Didn’t  

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!–An Arts-in-Education Approach to Literacy & Learning.


Books Are CelebrationSummer Shows

“The House That Jack Built” & Fairy House Craft Show for 2017 Summer Reading

Song Dances from Around the World

World Folktales are only the start of these literacy programs for pre-k to adult.

Oral Literacy

MJ’s programs put play first & bring creative fun to learning standards

About Mary Jo

Rising excitement…Mary Jo was due to arrive any minute.
Children ask,  “Is she almost here? I can’t wait to see her!”


Let Mary Jo bring funded residencies that put FUN into learning