Imaginative, Creative, & Captivating

Storytelling by Gerald Fierst

All of us have stories to tell.

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VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY: Through his live and virtual assemblies, Mr. Fierst delivers laughter, drama, participation, and surprises from a multicultural collection of folklore, literature, & original material.

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM: Mr. Fierst will visit your classroom virtually, with tailor crafted storytelling and theater workshops to support your school’s arts learning objectives.

Available Throughout 2023-2024 (All ages)

Gerald Fierst is one of America‘s most acclaimed storytellers. As a performer, he has appeared throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, telling original stories, stories from his own Jewish tradition, and stories from world folklore. As a writer and teacher, he has worked for school systems and universities throughout the US, leading workshops for teachers and students in writing and performance.

Mr. Fierst caught all the children up in the stories and showed them the magic of storytelling.
Janet Sygar
PS 110, New York, NY
My daughters couldn't stop talking about what an awesome assembly they had yesterday.
Susan Besignano
Parent & 3rd Grade Teacher
The kids loved it and had nothing but positive things to say when they rejoined my classroom.
Erin Lamirande
1st Grade Teacher
Mr. Fierst has a remarkable ability to relate to all ages, and teaches marvelously through storytelling.
Richard Hammerman
Congregation B'nai Israel, Toms River, NJ

2023-2024 Programs


Laughter, drama, participation, and surprises from a multicultural world. Designed for elementary school audiences, a collection of folklore, literature, and original materials which stress that all of us have stories to tell.


Eyewitness accounts of the men and women who shaped our nation in a dynamic mix of storytelling and theater. Experience the pageant of American history through folklore and events involving George Washington, Sojourner Truth, the Wright Brothers, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King and more.


Everyone loves a tale that curls your hair and sends chills up your spine. Hear a master storyteller tell classic tales of the supernatural, modern stories of other consciousness, and true tales of the inexplicable.


For 5,000 years, the Jewish people have used stories to worship, to teach, to share joy and sorrow. Experience the traditions, drama, and history of the Jewish people through the words and images of one of America’s foremost storytellers. Special holiday and synagogue programs available.

This program was originally designed for students on the Autism spectrum and with other cognitive disabilities in preschool through high school. Funding is made possible by a generous grant received from The Pine Tree Foundation of New York.

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