Tales Told is Lee and Jody Rose. We are performer/educators who develop educational experiences for high school and college students by using the rich history and culture of Maine as our learning lab.
Lee just finished leading a yearlong residency in Political Theater at Harpswell Coastal Academy in Brunwick, ME, where he directed productions of Patrick Hamilton’s “Gaslight,” and a multimedia update of Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds.” Before that, he taught Adult Education and led professional development classes in Machias, Maine, directed a production of David Auburn’s Proof at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics, and one of Ibsen’s “Enemy of the People” at the College of the Atlantic.
After serving for fifteen years as Curator for the John Marin Estate private art collection in Addison, Maine, Jody continues to develop instructional media for groups across the country as she studies to be an Iyangar Yoga Instructor.
A representative sample of our work would include, with the backing of a Maine Arts Commission SMART Grant and the support of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, designing and delivering a class for the alternative high school at the Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott, Maine. Students collected oral history, conducted primary research in archives and attics, and used field work to supplement their use of more standard research tools to create an original documentary film. We can lead an experience for you, as we did with the CCLC, or we can provide a template and resources for you to set up your own course of study. Jody and Lee have each taught at the college level and Lee is a certified high school and adult education teacher.