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Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma

Magical Storytelling and Song


Magical Storytelling and Song

In performances for families and for adults, Thomas combines poetry, magic, story, and song to create offerings that move the heart and the mind alike.

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Thomas Pruiksma, A Thousand Thanks, 2018, photo by Michelle Bates


A “magical storytelling” experience. Programs like these help our children accept and celebrate the multiplicities of our diverse heritages. Meaningful connections are made every time!
— Jenn Carter (Carnation Library, KCLS)

Our guest speaker inspired me and made me realize how powerful the words of poetry can be. . . . When our guest recited a poem entitled ‘Tonight I can write the Saddest Lines,’ my heart slowed. This poem is so beautiful and moving and with his help I was able to understand the meaning behind it.
— University of Washington Student

Thomas’s shows are delightful. . . . As an observer, I have witnessed on children’s faces looks of awe and wonder and a delight in the poetic words Thomas recites while escaping from a rope or making quarters appear out of nowhere. I highly recommend Thomas’s performance for any level of students—teachers and kids alike have told me how much they loved watching him, and taking part in his poetic magic.
— Jeanine Walker (Program Manager, Writers in the Schools, Seattle Arts & Lectures)



Educational Program Available
Performance Fee: $250 - $500
Negotiable, Nonprofit Discount