Artist Profile

Memphis, Tennessee

Patricia Carreras

Carreras, Patricia

Patricia’s joy is in the magic of imagination and in the positive experiences we can build with each other. She helps to unleash a students’ potential through their imagination – where dreams can come true for everyone of any age! Using one-woman performances and exciting residencies in Story Creation, Pantomime, Puppetry, Mask and the beauty of the written and spoken word. She dedicates her life to the many ways to tell, listen, explore, write and enjoy a story. Often using folktales and improvisation as a spring board for playmaking, she introduces the elements of acting (body, voice, imagination) with the elements of storytelling (beginning, middle, end) add in pantomime, puppetry, literature and music and tada – the story comes magically to life! Perhaps through positive imagination we can change the world in a positive way-one story at a time.

Language Proficiencies
English, some Spanish
Counties Served
Statewide
Preferred Groups/Populations
Schools (grades pre K-12), college, at-risk, seniors, special needs & disabilities, social service groups, hospital/health care groups, ESL
Venues
Art Festivals; Classrooms; Senior Centers; Colleges & Universities
Fees, Availability and Technical Requirements
Artist is only available by the week. Weekly rates vary and start at $2,500, call to inquire.
Professional Development Workshops: Teacher/Staff Training
Aesthetic Education Philosophy Training Workshop; Dance Concepts in Physical Education; Rhythms for Elementary; Aesthetic Education in the Classroom; Using Imagination, Movement and Dance; The Inner Clown; Docent Training: Use of Storytelling on Tour.
Program/Residency Activity Descriptions: Schools/Communities
Pantomime: The Silent Story; Active Paintings; ‘Bringing Puppets to Life’; Story Theatre with Mask and Movement; Comedy, Clown, and Stand Up; Improvisation: Silence and the Word; Basic Acting Cultural Story Telling: Anansi Tales; Stories Of China: Chinese Zodiak; Juan BoBo and Friends: Stories and songs of Puerto Rico.