"Fantasy & fairy tales are the best means children have to tame The Wild Things."
— Maurice Sendak
Phil Sheridan is a professional actor and storyteller. He appears on the TV shows Nash Bridges and Trauma, is the voice of “Grandpa” in the Sim City video game series, and plays Nonno (papa story man) in the Disney/Pixar film La Luna.
He also tells stories in schools, libraries and at parties. He specializes in fairy and folk tales which show young people what can be accomplished when they are courageous, compassionate and kind.
Phil's public storytelling schedule is:
Mill Valley Library
Wednesday mornings – 10:30-11:00am
Saturday mornings – 11:00-11:30am
Thursday afternoons – 3:30-4:00pm
ADULTS ARE WELCOME
Marin Day School Mill Valley — toddlers; 4-5 year olds
Canal Child Care Center San Rafael; toddlers; 4-5 year olds
Marin Head Start Marin City — 3-5 year olds
Redwoods Retirement Center Mill Valley — senior citizens
The Tamalpais - Greenbrae — senior citizens
Stars the Agency 415.421.6272
Phil's Cell Phone 415.233.2987
Phil plays "grandpa" in Disney/Pixar film, “La Luna”
Phil plays Nonno (grandpa) in the Disney/Pixar film, “La Luna”, nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for Best Animated Short Film. It was theatrically released with Pixar/Disney's feature film “Brave”.
La Luna is available for sale at http://www.amazon.com/La-Luna/dp/B00A9JHF5K
Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.
Librarian and Storyteller Phil Sheridan reads from William Steig's Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. This Caldecott Award-winning book was contested by the Illinois Police Association in 1977. The group wanted the book removed for its portrayal of police as pigs.
Filmed at the Marin City Library in Marin City, California.
Fried Brains—Alta Ifland
A story I read recently by a young lady who grew up in Communist Romania. What life must be like in a repressive regime.
Deceit by James Siegel – Warner/Random House
Here is the opening of “Deceit” as read by Phil. It is a nice short story unto itself—and you can pause it to see if you are able to solve the traveler's puzzle.
This is a 4–minute tale from East India that’s worth listening to if you, like me, sometimes suffer from timidity.
Dreamland by Dave Fromer
One of the sweetest bedtime lullabies I have ever heard…