Barry Stewart Mann | The King of Cool and Other Tales for Young Imaginers

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The King of Cool and Other Tales for Young Imaginers

by Barry Stewart Mann

Original stories for children 5-10 years old, with vivid imagery, fanciful wordplay, and simple and subtle messages encouraging imagination and open-mindedness. The stories range from 3-6 minutes, and include a variety of styles, subjects and moods.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The King of Cool
3:50 album only
2. Spongy Love
3:26 album only
3. The Long-Haired Boy
4:41 album only
4. Misfits
4:15 album only
5. The Condiment Crusade
3:23 album only
6. Hello, Things
2:45 album only
7. Runway Rabbits
3:39 album only
8. Big and Tol
6:27 album only
9. Rita Mosquita
3:46 album only
10. Captain Cauliflower
3:54 album only


Album Notes
BARRY STEWART MANN is a storyteller, actor, writer, and educator based in Atlanta.
Born in a New Jersey suburb across the George Washington Bridge from Manhattan, Mr. Mann moved at age 12 to a development town on the edge of the Everglades outside of West Palm Beach, Florida. At his public high school, he became immersed in the National Forensics League, winning four consecutive State Championships in Extemporaneous Speaking, and becoming the National Champion in 1978. That same spring, he played the title role in the school production of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, and was bit by the theatre bug. He attended Harvard University, where he performed in sixteen productions and graduated Magna cum laude with a B.A. in English in 1983. He went on to earn an M.F.A. in Theatre from the University of San Diego in 1987.
As an actor, Mr. Mann has appeared in classical and contemporary plays at theatres including the San Diego's Old Globe, Arkansas Rep in Little Rock, the Florida Shakespeare Festival in Miami, Studio Theatre in Washington, DC, the New York Renaissance Festival, and Atlanta’s Horizon Theatre, Theatre Emory, ART Station, Theatrical Outfit, Jomandi Productions, Shakespeare Tavern, Théâtre du Rêve and Jewish Theatre of the South. On television, Mr. Mann has been on One Life to Live, The Dr. Ruth Show, and A&E’s Short Stories, and is recognized as the foiled thief in the Viper Car Alarm commercial.
Mr. Mann has always loved teaching. As an educator, he leads drama, acting, storytelling, playwriting, improvisation and creative drama workshops and performs educational programs through Young Audiences of Atlanta, the Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Wolf Trap, the Alliance Theatre (where he is on the Acting Faculty), and the Atlanta Partnership for Arts in Learning (where he serves on the Board), interacting with thousands of students annually.
In 1991, Mr. Mann was asked to join a tour of Trickster Tales to New York area schools through Lincoln Center Institute. Since then, he has told stories in hundreds of schools, libraries, festivals, and other venues, and presented a workshop at the 1999 National Storytelling Conference. He was named the 1999 Storyteller of the Year by Ohio’s Creative Arts Institute, and can be heard on public radio stations across the U.S. on the "Recess!" children’s arts program. He was also profiled as a storyteller in the June, 2001 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Many of the stories on his CD, "The King of Cool, and Other Tales for Young Imaginers" were first developed and featured, in shorter versions, on "Recess!"
As a writer, Mr. Mann has authored numerous plays for both adults and children; articles for Storytelling and Dramatics magazines; hundreds of essays on literary, historical and social topics for reference works published by Salem Press; and a juvenile biography of Sigmund Freud.
Mr. Mann is a member of Actors Equity Association, the American Federation of Television and Radio Actors, the National Storytelling Network, the Southern Order of Storytellers, and Alternate R.O.O.T.S. (The Regional Organization of Theatres South). He has traveled throughout the U.S. and to more than fifty countries on five continent: he has ridden in a chicken truck in Chiapas; heard the call to prayers in Jerusalem; seen the early morning sun rise over Edinburgh; done Tai Chi in the shadow of Shah Tzin Nam; and searched for urchins on the Algerian Shore. A lover of languages, he speaks French, Spanish, German and Hebrew with varying levels of proficiency.
Most significantly, Mr. Mann shares his life with fellow actor and educator Sheri Mann Stewart and their irrepressible, overly dramatic, story-loving sons Tendal Jaret Mann and Royce Carter Mann.

"I delight in and devote myself to anything involving words and images . . . drama and story . . . community and social awareness . . . kids and the kid in us all."



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