Storytelling with Carl Anderson, Ph.D.
Carl Anderson, Ph.D. is one of the best known and most highly respected creators and performers of entertainment for children and
families in Central Texas... Carl has a way with kids. He combines a background of storytelling, psychology, and theater with
20+ years of experience listening to and enjoying his young audiences. He allows them to laugh while they learn, and to open
their hearts as well as their ears and he was selected as the Best Storyteller in Austin by the Austin Chronicle. Carl's style maintains
a respect for the art and history of storytelling while adapting traditional material to engage the audience with a dynamic performance
and lots of opportunity for participation and interaction. As a 7 year old put it, "You are the best storyteller ever. Your
stories make me laugh and really happy, and you make other kids happy, too. Can you come back?"
Carl is known nationally
for his warm and unique portrayal of Santa Claus, and as the author of All I Want for Christmas Is... Letters from Santa's Mailbag",
readings from which can be incorporated into a performance. Storytelling performances are usually 45 minutes long and are tailored
to the needs of individual audiences and settings.
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