Olga Loya

SPECTRA Artist
Storytelling
Performance

Available only to Schools

Olga Loya taught in the public school system and has a general K-9 certificate. She has received grants from the California Arts Council for storytelling performances and is on the roster of the Los Angeles Music Center for Performing Arts. She was featured at the first Latin American Storytelling Festival and has been featured at the annual National Storytelling Festival in the United States.


website:
email: oloya1@mindspring.com
phone: 408 297 3550

History Alive! Olga Loya as Juana Briones

In a dramatic and historically accurate monologue and dialogue with the audience, Olga Loya uses her spellbinding storytelling skills to bring Juana Briones to life. Juana Briones was a rancher, businesswoman, landowner, and humanitarian, who lived from 1802 to 1889. You'll be astonished by her many acts of daring, including separating from her husband and taking her fight to save her land all the way to the Supreme Court. This program is done in full costume with a small set. THIS IS PERFECT FOR THE 4TH GRADE STUDYING CALIFORNIA HISTORY. Olga Loya presents Juana Briones in TWO different forms:

CHAUTAUQUA: Juana is presented in Chautauqua form for older children and adults. The Chautaugqua form is 20 minutes as Juana, followed by a question and answer session in the role of Jauna, and then as the scholar.

CHILDREN'S SHOW: A 30-minute show. Olga reveals details of Juana's life with her family and what life was like on the ranch. A morning song is also taught.

Requires: Auditorium or multipurpose room
300 students max.
45min.
One Performance
$415
Two Consecutive Performances
$600
Three Consecutive Performances
$725

Singing and Dancing through Latin America

Description: The culture of Latin America is passed on through personal stories about family, life stories highlighting community, taking responsibility and building character. Celebrate through dancing and singing as you hear folktales, personal stories and myths.

K-3
Needs: Auditorium or multipurpose room
Requires: Auditorium or multipurpose room
300 students max.
45min.
One Performance
$415
Two Consecutive Performances
$600
Three Consecutive Performances
$725

Stories for K-12 Audiences

Choose from one of the following:

Continuing the Tradition– Celebrate the magic of Los Cuentos (stories) with folktales about self-image, personal stories about discovering one’s culture, myths from long ago that help us understand the present, learning about our own strength. Learn about the Latino culture as you learn about yourself. Available in Spanish and for special education classes.
Let’s Work Together – Listen to stories from around the world with an emphasis on Latin America. Drawing from a rich repertoire, Olga will adapt this program about the power of community, peace and people working together to meet the needs of individual schools.
Magic Moments– Listen to scary stories, stories about tricksters, about strong women and mythical stories from Olga’s book, Momento Magícos! Available for Author's Festivals

K-12
Needs: Auditorium or multipurpose room
Requires: Auditorium or multipurpose room
300 students max.
45min.
One Performance
$415
Two Consecutive Performances
$600
Three Consecutive Performances
$725

Stories for Junior High Audiences

Choose from one of the following:

Can't We Get Along?- Stories about overcoming bullying, working together, and learning about positive self image and more.
Love and Ghost Stories from South of the Border – scary stories and stories about love.
Dancing Through La Vida – A multidisciplinary performance using theatre and music to feature stories incorporating themes of racism, self-acceptance, forgiveness and redemption, including the story of a woman who takes in the boy who killed her son. Folktales with music, singing and a monologue.

junior high
Needs: Auditorium or multipurpose room
Requires: Auditorium or multipurpose room
300 students max.
45min.
One Performance
$415
Two Consecutive Performances
$600
Three Consecutive Performances
$725

Olga Loya Workshops

Beginning Storytelling: Olga works closely with students to help explore and develop their own storytelling styles utilizing many exciting and fun storytelling games and exercises. This workshop can focus upon folklore or personal stories. Students will discover how to tell stories. Grades K-12. Can be one workshop - better with at least 8 sessions.
Zeroing in on a Story: Using the senses and listening skills, participants explore a story so it may be more clearly seen and heard. Grades 4-12. Can be one workshop - better with at least 4 sessions.
Exploring Bilingual Storytelling: Different bilingual storytelling techniques are demonstrated. Participants tell a shor story using one of the techniques as well as play some games. Grades 4-12. Better with at least 4 sessions.
Games Storytellers Play: Find new ways to share stories with small group games, large group games, games to play in may different situations. Get ready to play! Grades K-12. One or more sessions.
La Llorona (The Wailing Woman): Many different types of La Llorona stories are shared, plus a discussion of why the La Llorona stories have remained so popular and what they have to say to us. This workshop is a combination of Loya telling La Llorona stories, a group discussion about La Llorona, and everyone telling stories. Grades 6-12
Storytelling and Literacy: This workshop shows the connection of literacy and storytelling through telling stories either personal or folklore and playing games that connect the two themes. Grades 4-12

K-12
Hourly Fee: $60 ($50 for a series)