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Grandma’s “Cautionary” Tales

Artist: Debra Mims

Type: Assemblies / Performances


In this theatre assembly, actress Debra Mims transforms into Grandmother Sally Kathryn Mims to tell students stories her grandmother once told her. These interactive stories are an entertaining mix of ghost, folk, and “cautionary” tales found in African, African-American, and Caribbean literature, each coming with its own message and lesson to be learned. The program informs the audience so they can use positive thinking, problem solving skills, and action to make choices.


Audience Limit: 250

Program Length: 45 minutes

Appropriate for Grades:
1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade


Assembly Price: $385

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $525

Workshop Cost per Day: NA

Workshop Materials Fee: NA

Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.

Technical Requirements



Black History Month
Diversity Awareness Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Arts in Education Week

Curriculum Connections

American History
Character Education
Language Arts