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Candace Mazur-Darman

Artist's Narrative

Candace Mazur-Darman Candace Mazur-Darman has had Dramatic Impact on the lives of thousands of children across the country. Candace has brought her dynamic story play to venues such as the Dublin Irish Festival, First Night Columbus, COSI, and Franklin Park Conservatory, just to name a few.  Her DVD is the benchmark for Literary Play the Candace Way - produced with children, and designed to help teachers bring innovative and imaginative drama activities to the classroom. Always engaging children to own stories through dramatic action, her programs are fun for everyone!

Video
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Recent Feedback From Schools

"From the moment they enter the room, Candace pulls each person into the "experience" of the evening. Her skill and techniques are unique and captivating. Candace was a joy to have at our library! She connects with each person in the room, and has each participant engaged in the experience. She really knows kids, and they love, love, love her! Everyone had so much fun! Great for all ages."

Availability

Upon request.
This artist is based in Columbus. Travel charges may apply for schools outside of the area.

Programs Available

Literary Play the Candace Way (Grade levels preK-6)
Watch Candace engage students with the BLURT technique.
Theater terms are constantly used in the context of the action.
Using your theme, be it recycling or Cinderella, students become channeled into personal problem solving dialogs!
Activity Options:
Literary Play the Candace Way
  • Duration: 30-45 min.
  • Fees: $375/ day (4-7 classes per day)
  • Requirements: Classroom or open area. One class per session, 4-7 sessions per day. 125 students max.

Truth or Dare Drama/ Class Action Suits You (Grade levels K-6)
Let the Games Begin, SPIN.
Learn how to plant ideas that really motivate!
Each spin brings kids on their feet to problem solving scenarios.
Candace gives each class the game...spinner, cards, and questions. Teacher and kids learn Literary Play the Candace Way! Story starters to happy endings!
I dare you!
Activity Options:
Truth or Dare Drama
  • Duration: 30-45 min.
  • Fees: $375/ day (4-7 classes per day)
  • Requirements: Classroom or open area. One class per session, 4-7 sessions per day. 125 students max.

Spanish Culture/ Aunt Elaine Does the Dance from Spain (Grades K-5)
Uncle Nacho can't loose his old hat, Arianna could sell her braids, or coyote can't trick the sheep - The flavor of a culture must be tasted through drama. Candace brings colorful costumes, props and music for a dramatic impact to the heart of your classroom.
Activity Options:
Spanish Culture
  • Duration: 30-45 min.
  • Fees: $375/ day (4-7 classes per day)
  • Requirements: Classroom or open area. 125 students max.

Staff Development and Presentations ()
Includes DVD
Activity Options:
Staff Development and Presentations
  • Duration: 1-6 hours
  • Fees: $375 -$500

Family Events and Special Festivals ()

Activity Options:
Family Events and Special Festivals
  • Duration: 1-6 hours
  • Fees: $375 -$750