Paula Davidoff is a writer and storyteller who uses myth, folklore and song to intertwine past with the present, magic with reality, and literature with life. A professional teller since 1994, she teaches workshops, residencies, and staff development training throughout New Jersey.
Since beginning her storytelling career, Paula has developed and taught storytelling and writing programs for teenagers at risk in traditional and nontraditional middle and high schools, and in youth detention and residential facilities. With playwright, Carolyn Hunt, Paula co-directs Girls Surviving, a long-running writing and performance program for teenage girls. Paula and Carolyn are the authors of Girls Surviving: Freeing Teen Voices Through Writing and Performance which was published in 2017.
Paula received her BA from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, and her MA in Literacy Education from Rutgers University. She has studied storytelling with Susan Danoff, Laura Simms, and Diane Wolkstein. She is certified as a residency artist by the NJSCA.