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Program Information

Number of Artists: 1

Grade Levels: 4-5, 9-12, College, Family, K-2, K-5, Preschool

Program Length: Varies

Ideal Audience Size: Flexible

Maximum Audience Size: Flexible

Setup Time: 20 minutes (storytelling); 45 minutes (Einstein)

Breakdown Time: 15 minutes (storytelling), 30 minutes (Einstein)

Technical Requirements: Stage or open space with easy access to audience, chalkboard, sound system, or electricity for artist sound system

SOL Connections

Science: K.1, K.4, 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, PH.5, PH.6, PS.6, PS.9, PS.10

English: K.1, K.2, K.8, 1.2, 1.11, 1.12, 2.1, 2.2, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.6, 3.7, 4.2, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 5.1, 5.6, 5.7, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 7.7, 7.8, 8.5

History and Social Science: K.1, K.2, 1.12, 2.12, 3.12

Artists Fees

Single Fee: $475 - $900 (see below)

Fee Notes

Storyteller Extraordinaire: Single $425 - $625; Einstein Alive!: Single $700-$900.

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Marc Speigel became Einstein at Stonewall Elementary in Frederick County, April 2001  

Marc Spiegel



Storytelling, Theatre Arts

Program Type

Elementary School Assemblies, Family Concerts, Middle School Assemblies, Storytelling, Workshops

Subject Areas

Creative Writing, Culture Studies, Life Science, Physical Science, Social Skills Development, Storytelling

Marc Spiegel enchants, delights, inspires and mesmerizes with a unique presentation of imaginative storytelling, audience participation, poetry and even a song or two. Marc has appeared on TV and radio, in schools, libraries, churches, nightclubs, and concert halls. For more than fourteen years Marc Spiegel has performed his original storytelling program in thousands of schools. He explains how story ideas are developed and illustrates each way with an original tale. His programs are age-appropriate starting with pre-K and include entertaining and enjoyable presentations for family oriented events such as corporate parties, PTA meetings and book fairs.

Einstein Alive! (K-Adult) Mr. Spiegel brings Albert Einstein to life. Professor Einstein talks about his childhood, his difficulties in school, and about the "adventures" within his mind. He speaks about his fame and explains what it means to be a theoretical physicist. Using song and audience participation, Professor Einstein shows how "complex and strange" simple motion is and what the terms "relative" and "frame of reference" mean. Fourth grade and older students are introduced to the Special Theory of Relativity. Remember: There is an Einstein Alive program for all ages.

Marc Spiegel, Storyteller Extraordinaire (preK-6) Marc Spiegel presents his original stories in verse, narrative prose, and song. Marc explains various ways story ideas can be found and illustrates each with a story of his own, presenting guidelines to assist students in their own creative efforts. Marc also offers a repertoire of multicultural folktales from around the world and various tales from mythology as well as a fun-filled evening family performance ideal for book fairs and fundraisers.

Mr. Spiegel dramatically performs his original stories for both children and adults in schools, libraries, churches, and festivals. Marc's stories are best known for the vivid animation of his presentation and the high degree of audience involvement. He has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap Farm Park, and off-Broadway.