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Dream On Productions Presents Storyteller Jamie Oliviero

Jamie Oliviero
Storytelling is a unique way for students to develop cultural understandings; promoting a positive attitude toward people from all lands, races and religions. Storytelling also encourages listening, reading, increased creative skills and concentration in a joyful way.
Jamie Oliviero

Jamie's last school wrote:

"Thanks so much for addressing curriculum needs, while adding 'soul' to the process."


Jamie Oliviero, from Canada, is a professional Storyteller, teaching artist and author, performing and giving workshops, and also works in various arts-in-education programs. Jamie graduated with a  Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and shortly thereafter began working in schools. Jamie has been performing professionally as a storyteller for 25 years. Jamie has also been trained in improvisation, mime and mime graphics, guitar, piano, and flute.

His storytelling is a distillation of all that he has learned into a simple, traditional art form.  Jamie, with his long-standing gift of Storytelling, seeks to deepen human understanding, heal,  inspire compassion and maintain a sense of wonder in the world.

Jamie's storytelling is very animated, incorporating a good bit of audience participation. Jamie very much believes in presenting storytelling as a fundamental means of human communication.  Coming from a multicultural background himself, (his father's family was Italian, his mother's Eastern European Jews), Jamie tells stories that celebrate cultural diversity. He also chooses stories that promote environmental responsibility, social consciousness, and human rights; as traditionally, that's what stories are supposed to do.

Dream On

  Dream On started in 2001 in Argentina and has become an international business with annual tours in 6 countries. Juliet Evans, of the American School Foundation in Guadalajara, Mexico, indicates that her students benefit from the experience "by witnessing how a professional storyteller communicates their ideas through the spoken word, with no need for pictures. Today's children are so reliant on visual stimuli that they really need this kind of practice of receiving oral information which forces them to become better listeners and use their own imagination to produce the story's images."


Back to the sources

  Nowadays humans tell stories much more elaborately - using books, theatre, television, movies and computers. However, there is presently a great revival, a renaissance, a rebirth! A return to the simplicity of storytelling by which one person performs before a group of listeners and tells a story, eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart.