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Recent review of GOLDEN RULE empathy awareness performance:


Dear Mr. Bodkin,


It was a great pleasure to have you perform your Golden Rule program for our students, teachers and staff last week.  Many of them have stopped me in the hallway to tell me how much they enjoyed your show.  They were especially impressed with the range of voices you used during your storytelling and were captivated by the music you played on Celtic harp.  I witnessed a student using a “character voice” to read out loud to his classmate at the school library the other day and I attribute it to him emulating you!  Our Superintendent really enjoyed your program and was happy to see that we were inviting high quality programs to our school.


Thank you again for all you do!


Zoe Fogarty

Newbury Elementary School

Newbury, MA


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2014


January 10th, 2014

THE ODYSSEY: BELLY OF THE BEAST

GOLDEN RULE empathy awareness performance

South Royalton School

South Royalton, Vermont

Times: 9:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.



January 22nd, 2014

GOLDEN RULE empathy awareness performance

(2 performances)

Union Sanbornton Elementary School

Northfield, NH

Times: 9:30 a.m & 1:30 p.m.



January 26th, 2014

Private Function

Cambridge, MA

Time: 7:00 p.m.



January 31st, 2014

GOLDEN RULE empathy awareness performance

Sanbornton Central School

Sanbornton, NH

Time: 9:30 a.m.



February 10th, 2014

THE ODYSSEY: BELLY OF THE BEAST

The Park School

Brookline, MA 

Time: 9:30 a.m.



February 20th, 2014

STORYSCIENCE

MYTH and SCIENCE MULTIMEDIA ASSEMBLY

Hillsboro-Deering Middle School

Hillsboro, NH

Time: 1:00 p.m.



February 26th, 2014

GOLDEN RULE empathy awareness performance

(2 performances)

Newbury Elementary School

Newbury, MA

Times: 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.



March 6th, 2014

YOUNG HERCULES; THE LEGENDARY BULLY

(empathy awareness performance)

North Andover Middle School

North Andover, MA

Time: 9:30 a.m.


March 7th, 2014

THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW ENGLAND AWARDS BANQUET

“EXCERPTS FROM THE ODYSSEY AND REMARKS”

The Puritan, Manchester NH

Time: 7:30 p.m.


Review:


    Thank you most heartedly for your presentation on Friday night to the Classical Association of New England.  Your performance capped off what was already a wonderful banquet, and attendees raved about you the next day at our conference at St. Anselm College.


I am so glad that our students continue to benefit from your gift of storytelling.  We were able to see for ourselves what an incredible gift you possess, to make the Classics come alive in the modern world, when our children are besieged by a noisome world of television and texts.  The world you show them is one where they learn important values, applicable to any and all times, not just the ancient.


Thank you again.


Michael Deschenes,

CANE President


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March 18th, 2014

OUTWITTED: THOR AND ODIN BATTLE THE GIANTS

Two Viking Adventure Myths

A HallKeeen Hallmark Event

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Susan Bailis Assisted Living

352 Massachusetts Avenue,  Boston MA

For rsvp seats call (617) 247-1010

Time: 2:00 p.m.



March 18th, 2014

OUTWITTED: THOR AND ODIN BATTLE THE GIANTS

Two Viking Adventure Myths

A HallKeeen Hallmark Event

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Corcoran House Assisted Living

40 Walnut Street, Clinton, MA

For rsvp seats call (978) 365-3600

Time: 6:30 p.m.



March 19th, 2014

OUTWITTED: THOR AND ODIN BATTLE THE GIANTS

Two Viking Adventure Myths

A HallKeeen Hallmark Event

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Prospect House Assisted Living

420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere MA

For rsvp seats call (781) 853-0005

Time: 2:00 p.m.



March 19th, 2014

OUTWITTED: THOR AND ODIN BATTLE THE GIANTS

Two Viking Adventure Myths

A HallKeeen Hallmark Event

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Brigham House Assisted Living

341 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown MA

For rsvp seats call (617) 923-7779

Time: 6:30 p.m.



March 21st, 2014

OUTWITTED: THOR AND ODIN BATTLE THE GIANTS

Two Viking Adventure Myths

A HallKeeen Hallmark Event

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Cameron House Assisted Living

109 Housatonic Street, Lenox MA

For rsvp seats call (413) 637-3100

Time: 3:00 p.m.



March 23rd, 2014

OUTWITTED: THOR AND ODIN BATTLE THE GIANTS

Two Viking Adventure Myths

A HallKeeen Hallmark Event

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

The Highlands Assisted Living

101 Highland Avenue, Providence RI

For rsvp seats call (401) 654-5259

Time: 2:00 p.m.



April 2nd, 2014

GOLDEN RULE; Empathy Awareness Storytelling

for

Family Literacy Night

Antrim Elementary School

Antrim, NH

Time: 6:00 p.m.



April 3rd, 2014

GOLDEN RULE: Empathy Awareness Storytelling

A Family Performance

Bartlett Elementary School

Manchester, NH

Time: 6:00 p.m.



April 7th, 2014

GOLDEN RULE: Empathy Awareness Storytelling

(two performances)

Jaworek Elementary School

Marlborough, MA

Times: 9:30 a.m. &  2:00 p.m.



April 10th, 2014

HUMOR AND TALL TALES

Heritage Heights Retirement Community

Concord, NH

Time: 2:30 p.m.



April 24th, 2014

STORYBLAST!

FAMILY CONCERTS

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Concord Youth Theater at

Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord

Performing Arts Center

51 Walden St. Concord MA

TICKETS: $10/$40 FAMILY CAP

CALL: (978) 371-1482

www.concordyouththeatre.org

Times: 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.



May 9th, 2014

GOLDEN RULE

Clark-Wilkins Elementary School

Amherst, NH

Time:  9:30 a.m.



May 18th, 2014

OUTWITTED: THOR AND ODIN BATTLE THE GIANTS

Two Viking Adventure Myths

A HallKeeen Hallmark Event

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Sunapee Cove Assisted Living

1250 Route 11, Georges Mills NH

For rsvp seats call (603) 763-0566

Time: 2:00 p.m.



May 22nd, 2014

GOLDEN RULE

East Elementary School

New Canaan, CT

Time: 2:15 p.m.



May 29th, 2014

PURE STORYTELLING FUN FOR FAMILIES

ODDS BODKIN’S BEST SONG STORIES

for Title I Working Readers

Penacook Elementary School

Penacook, NH

Time: 6:30 p.m.



June 6th, 2014

GOLDEN RULE

Matthew Thornton Elementary School

Londonderry, NH

Time: 9:30 a.m.



July 3rd, 2014

TALES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

MEGA-TALES FOR OLDER KIDS AND TEENS

Renbrook Summer Adventure Camp

West Hartford, CT

Times: 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.



July 4th, 2014

TALL TALES AND HUMOR

Taylor Community, Inc.

Laconia, NH

Time: 3:00 p.m.



July 9th, 2014

NOWHERE TO RUN: PANTHER BOYS AND THUNDERSTORMS

Summertime Supernatural Tales

A HallKeen Hallmark Event

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Prospect House Assisted Living

420 Reservoir Avenue, Revere MA

For rsvp seats call: (781) 853-0005

Time: 2:00 p.m.



July 9th, 2014

NOWHERE TO RUN: PANTHER BOYS AND THUNDERSTORMS

Summertime Supernatural Tales

A HallKeen Hallmark Event

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Susan Bailis Assisted Living

352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA

For rsvp seats call: (617) 247-1010

Time: 6:30 p.m.



July 10th, 2014

NOWHERE TO RUN: PANTHER BOYS AND THUNDERSTORMS

Summertime Supernatural Tales

A HallKeen Hallmark Event

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Corcoran House Assisted Living

40 Walnut Street, Clinton MA

For rsvp seats call: (978) 365-3600

Time: 2:00 p.m.



July 10th, 2014

NOWHERE TO RUN: PANTHER BOYS AND THUNDERSTORMS

Summertime Supernatural Tales

A HallKeen Hallmark Event

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Brigham House Assisted Living

341 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown MA

For rsvp seats call: (617) 923-7779

Time: 6:30 p.m.



July 11th, 2014

NOWHERE TO RUN: PANTHER BOYS AND THUNDERSTORMS

Summertime Supernatural Tales

A HallKeen Hallmark Event

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Cameron House Assisted Living

109 Housatonic Street, Lenox MA

For rsvp seats call: (413) 637-3100

Time: 3:00 p.m.



July 12th, 2014

NOWHERE TO RUN: PANTHER BOYS AND THUNDERSTORMS

Summertime Supernatural Tales

A HallKeen Hallmark Event

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Sunapee Cove Assisted Living

1250 Route 11, Georges Mills, NH

For rsvp seats call: (603) 763-0566

Time: 2:00 p.m.



July 13th, 2014

NOWHERE TO RUN: PANTHER BOYS AND THUNDERSTORMS

Summertime Supernatural Tales

A HallKeen Hallmark Event

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

The Highlands Assisted Living

101 Highland Avenue, Providence RI

For rsvp seats call: (401) 654-5259

Time: 2:00 p.m.



July 16th, 2014

STORYBLAST CONCERT

KinderCare

Bedford, NH

Time: 2:00 p.m.



July 19th, 2014

SUMMERTIME TALES OF NATURE

Thomas Memorial Library

Cape Elizabeth, ME

Time: 10: 30 a.m.



August 3rd, 2014

AWESOME TALES

Pierce Camp Birchmont

Wolfeboro, NH

Time: 8:30 p.m.



August 9th, 2014

PRIVATE EVENT



August 14th, 2014

AROUND THE WORLD IN STORIES

Treat Memorial Library

Livermore, ME

Time: 6:00 p.m.



August 20th, 2014

CAMP!

Camp Farnsworth

94 Camp Farnsworth Rd

Thetford Center, VT

Time: 7:00 p.m.



August 22nd, 2014

STORYBLAST

Kroka Expeditions Summer Camp

Marlow, NH

Time: 7:00 p.m.



August 27th, 2014

GOLDEN RULE

Harold Martin School

Hopkinton, NH

Time: 9:30 a.m.



September 4th, 2014

THE ODYSSEY: BELLY OF THE BEAST

F.W. Parker Charter Essential School

Devens, MA

Time: 8:45 a.m.



September 10th, 2014

GOLDEN RULE

Tiger’s Den School

Littleton, MA

Time: 2:00 p.m.



September 12th, 2014

Thor and Odin Battle the Giants: Bizarre and Unsettling Viking Myths for Adults

Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar

35 Railroad Square, Nashua, NH

(603) 578-0200

Tickets: $10

Time: 8:00 p.m



September 19th and 20th, 2014

ONCE UPON A LAKE STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

HEADLINE PERFORMER

Friday Night Ghost Story

Saturday Night Full Concert

Hammondsport, NY

Time: TBA



September 21st, 2014

STORYBLAST FAMILY CONCERT

Round Hill Community Church

Greenwich, CT

Time: 4:00 p.m.



September 26-28th, 2014

FEATURED TELLER

  at

THE WHITE MOUNTAIN STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

Waterville Valley Resort

Waterville Valley, NH

Times: TBA



October 1st, 2014

GOLDEN RULE: TALES THAT TEACH  EMPATHY

Two Performances

Houghton Elementary School

Sterling MA

Times: 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.



October 3rd, 2014

GOLDEN RULE

Thoreau School

Concord, MA

Time: 2:00 p.m.



October 10th, 2014

TEACHER WORKSHOP ON STORYTELLING FOR

STUDENTS

GOLDEN RULE

Merriam School

Acton, MA

Times: 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.



October 24th, 2014

GOLDEN RULE

&

DARK TALES OF THE SUPERNATURAL

The Bancroft School

Worcester, MA

Times: 8:10 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.



October 25th, 2014

DARK AND GRISLY TALES OF HORROR

Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar

35 Railroad Square, Nashua, NH

(603) 578-0200

Tickets: $10

Time: 8:00 p.m



October 29th, 2014

THE ILIAD: BOOK I

The Bancroft School (Upper School)

Worcester, MA

Time: 11:50 a.m.



October 30th, 2014

ONE-DAY RESIDENCY

    Two Performances

    Creative Storymaking Workshops

Newton Memorial School

Newton, NH

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.



November 6th, 2014

AWESOME TALES FOR K-8   

The Charles River School

Dover, MA

Time: 10;30 a.m.



November 11th, 2014

THE ODYSSEY: BELLY OF THE BEAST

The Belmont Hill School

Belmont, MA

Time: 1:40 p.m.


Adult Remembrances of The Odyssey



November 17th, 2014

GOLDEN RULE

Franklin School,

North Andover, MA

Time: 9:30 a.m.



November 17th, 2014

GOLDEN RULE

Sargent School,

North Andover, MA

Time: 1:30 p.m.



November 19th, 2014

GOLDEN RULE

Kittredge School

North Andover, MA

Time: 9:30 a.m.



November 20th, 2014

GOLDEN RULE

Atkinson School

North Andover, MA

Time: 9:30 a.m.



November 20th, 2014

GOLDEN RULE

Thomson School

North Andover, MA

Time: 1:30 p.m.



December 5th, 2014

THE WINTER CHERRIES: WARM HOLIDAY TALES OF LOVE AND GIVING

A HallKeen Hallmark Event

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Cameron House Assisted Living

109 Housatonic Street, Lenox MA

For rsvp seats call (413) 637-3100

Time: 3:00 p.m.



December 6th, 2014

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: TOLD IN THE STYLE OF CHARLES DICKENS

A HallKeen Hallmark Event

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Sunapee Cove Assisted Living

1250 Route 11, Georges Mills, NH

For rsvp seats call: (603) 763-0566

Time: 2:00 p.m.



December 7th, 2014

THE WINTER CHERRIES: WARM HOLIDAY TALES OF LOVE AND GIVING

Newbury Public Library

Newbury, NH

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Time: 3:30 p.m.



December 9th, 2014

GOLDEN RULE

Ledge Street Elementary School

Nashua, NH

Time: 8:45 a.m.



December 12th, 2014

DEEP RED ON SNOW: WARM HOLIDAY TALES OF LOVE

    An Arthurian Legend

    A Jewish Tale of Generosity

    A Swedish Tale of Winter Magic

    (with special Holiday spirits at the bar)

Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar

35 Railroad Square, Nashua, NH

(603) 578-0200

Tickets: $10

Time: 8:00 p.m



December 15th-19th, 2014

CREATING MUSIC ON THE IPAD: SCORING A STORY

    A five-day digital composition workshop for 5th graders

School Performances

Public Performance

RSU#1, Bath, ME

Times: TBA



                                   2015


January 7th, 2015

November 13th, 2014

STORIES ALL DAY

A 1-day Residency and Evening Public Performance

Page Hilltop School

Ayer, MA

Time: 8:30 a.m. onward, 6:30 evening performance



January 9th, 2015

THE ILIAD: BOOK I

(90 minutes of Greek psychodrama for adults)

Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar

35 Railroad Square, Nashua, NH

(603) 578-0200

Tickets: $10

Time: 8:00 p.m




January 18th, 2015

WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS/BOSTON:

“The Kindness Side: Tales and Fables that Teach

Compassion”

Presented by MassMouth, Inc. (http://massmouth.org)

42 Seaverns Ave, Boston, MA

$50 workshop fee

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

For tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-kindness-side-a-workshop-with-odds-bodkin-tickets-14233471697




January 18th, 2015

MUSUEM OF FINE ARTS/BOSTON

KRUPP GALLERY (Gallery 215A)

Bringing MFA’s “Homer and the Epics” Collection to Life:

Excerpts from The Odyssey and The Iliad

THREE SPOTLIGHT TALKS

Free to the Public

1:00 - 1:15 pm

    THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS ARGUMENT:

    AN EXCERPT FROM THE ILIAD: BOOK I

2:00 - 2:15 pm

    THE STONE-SEALED CAVE:

    AN EXCERPT FROM THE ODYSSEY

3:00 - 3:15 pm

    ESCAPE FROM THE CYCLOPS’ CAVE:

    AN EXCERPT FROM THE ODYSSEY



February 6th, 2015

STORYSCIENCE; HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL

The Dublin School

Dublin, NH

Time: 7:00 p.m.



March 3rd, 2015

THE ODYSSEY: BELLY OF THE BEAST

North Andover Middle School

North Andover, MA

Time: 9:30 a.m.



March 19th, 2015

STORYSCIENCE: FIFTH GRADE VERSION

MULTI-CULTURAL TALES

Great Oak Elementary School

Danvers, MA

Times: 8:45 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.



May 15th, 2015

THE ILIAD: BOOK I

New Hampshire Classical Association

Dana Center, St. Anselm College

Manchester, NH

Time: 10:00 a.m.



July 1st, 2015

LITTLE HEROES: HE AND SHE

      A FAMILY PERFORMANCE

Smyth Public Library

Candia, NH

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Time: 6:30 p.m.



July 16th, 2015

LITTLE HEROES: HE AND SHE

      A FAMILY PERFORMANCE

Plaistow Public Library

Plaistow, NH

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Time: 6:00 p.m.



August 15th, 2015

LITTLE HEROES: HE AND SHE

     A FAMILY PERFORMANCE

Wolfeboro Public Library

Wolfeboro, NH

FREE THE THE PUBLIC

Time: 10:30 a.m.



December 6th, 2015

THE HOLIDAY CHERRIES: TALES OF LOVE AND GIVING

Freedom Public Library

Freedom, NH

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Time: 6:30 p.m.