Judith Heineman is an Illinois Humanities Council “Road Scholar,” performing regularly with musician Dan Marcotte. Their new CD: Grimm’s Grimmest: The Darker Side of Fairy Tales won a NAPPA (National Parenting Publications) Honors Award. They performed the Welsh myth of Taliesin on Millennium stage in the Chicago Celtic Festival, toured 60 Chicago Public Libraries with “The Magic Carpet: Songs and Stories from Ancient Egypt” and “A Taste of Chicago in Song and Story.” “Grimm’s Grimmest: The Darker Side of Fairy Tales” is another popular interactive show much in demand near Halloween.
She teaches an Adult Storytelling Workshop for the University of Chicago’s Graham School, coaches privately, and was a co-chair of the National Storytelling 2003 Conference. Judith’s “beautiful use of her voice” draws audiences into her lively, humorous and interactive world tales. Numerous museums have commissioned original programs including the Oriental Institute, The Chicago Historical Society and the Museum of Science and Industry. She has appeared at the Illinois Storytelling Festival, Chinquapin, Sterling, Clearwater in NY, Central Park, NY, colleges, schools, on radio, TV, and in theatres in NY and LA.