Playwright, actor and educator Rick Ponzio brought folk tales to life
for students at Cleveland Elementary and NEW Montessori Schools.
Pictured here, a fourth grader assisted
Ponzio in finding the country where
a particular folk tale was created.
Second through fifth graders were entertained by Ponzio's presentation
"Legends from Around the World." The program included legends, tall
tales and stories of ghosts, monsters and trolls from cultures and
countries from around the world. Characters, animals and monsters came
alive through Ponzio's storytelling.
The program "Folk Tales from Around the World" was presented to those
students in kindergarten-second grade. The kids were entertained by the
tales that took them on an adventure around the world bringing the
characters of his stories to life before their eyes.
Ponzio created a folk tale about Cleveland school and encouraged the
students to have an interest in folk tales. He focuses on stories where
problems get solved without violence and where the boys and girls are
Ponzio is a professional fiction writer, playwright, storyteller, actor
and educator. Rick performs in schools, libraries and at events and
festivals in Wisconsin and Minnesota.