Award Winning Puppeteer, Ventriloquist, Storyteller, and Teaching Artist!
Who is the "real" Randel McGee
An internationally acclaimed storyteller, author, and teaching artist, who has received numerous media awards for his character education programs and “The Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry founded by Jim Henson”.
Randel’s lively characters and amazing illustrations capture the audiences’ imaginations, and touch their hearts! His friendly personality helps him to connect with people around the globe and makes him indeed a world-class performer. With his dozens of different voices, chameleon-like face and energetic body he transforms a story into a memorable life experience. His original songs have folks singing along for days afterwards. His shows always have a character building aspect and help stimulate interest in literature. His craft books inspire creativity! His workshops bring his art to a practical and personal level. He is an enthusiastic mentor and role model who motivates children and adults to explore their creativity and talents. He is a great example of the effect that one person on an empty stage can have over an audience.
Randel McGee is the artistic director of McGee Productions. He has thirty years of extensive work with children and the arts. He was an artist–in-residence with the California Arts Council and Idaho Commission of the Arts. He served as a consultant with the California State Library System. He taught for CSU- Fresno and the University of Phoenix- Fresno, CA Extension. He assisted his wife Marsha in coaching award winning teams for Odyssey of the Mind (see below). He is an internationally recognized storyteller and children’s performing artist. His new series of paper craft books for children “Paper Craft Fun for Holidays” is now sold around the world.
Marsha McGee is the managing director and education liaison for our company. She has a master’s degree in Creative Dramatics and a California teaching certificate. She has been an elementary teacher, reading specialist, and an instructor for Chapman University for over 20 years and currently teaches at an online charter school. She directed several children’s performing arts programs. She took a team of high-school students for Odyssey of the Mind (international creativity competitions for students) all the way to the World Competition 3 different times, where they received recognition and awards for their creativity!