Thanks for your interest in the art of storytelling!

As a performer I have reinvented myself several times (Whispers the Clown, Magician, Puppeteer, Mother Goose, Granny Magic and Storyteller Glenda Bonin). These new directions have taken place in response to a need to pivot and redirect my talent, energy, and interests to reach new audiences and grow. I am currently developing a new body of work relating to the Westward Movement and Arizona History. This is not to say that I am no longer available to the audiences I have served in the past. This is simply a new direction and focus of my energy as I continue to grow as a performer and storyteller.  

 

Did you know April 23rd was National Day of Puppetry? Neither did I, but now I do because I spent the whole day in Phoenix at the Great Arizona Puppet Theatre with that puppet storyteller person lady, Glenda Bonin. We did a show for a large audience of children and parents. What a hoot! Problem was, I got caught in a spotlight – I’m not used to those bright lights, and I had trouble finding my bubble solution in my tree stump and almost missed my cue. Oops! Things worked out, and we had a fun show.

I attended the Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference in Tucson on April 2nd and learned a whole lot about how important it is to exercise regularly and eat healthy food (instead of some of the junk I’ve been sampling lately). It’s hard to say no to all that sweet, salty and greasy fried food, but I do a little better each day, so I guess there is hope for this little squirrel.

I’m planning to hanging with Glenda Bonin to put on a few more shows this summer at various places around Arizona. Will keep you informed.