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.  

 

Squirrely Shirley here with a report about our fantastic time last Saturday at The Great Arizona Puppet Theater during National Day of Puppetry (NDoP).
The entire day of puppet fun was awesome! Lots of kids and their parents saw a different puppet show every hour on the hour, and we got to premiere our Summer Reading Program show, “Squrrely Shirley Discovers the Magic of Science,” to a full house at 1:00 p.m. It was SO COOL!

I think the fan base in Phoenix for a certain squirrel (hehehehe – yours truly) is getting bigger every year. Lots of kids and parents remembered the last time we did a show on NDoP and took the time to let me know.
I don’t want to say that their remarks gave me a big head, but I seem to be having trouble getting my protective glasses on. Just kidding!

Anyway, if you were in the audience, THANK YOU. If you could not come to the show, don’t worry there well be other times this summer when we will be traveling around Arizona to share our special brand of science fun.

Stay tuned, and we’ll let you know when we will be in your neck of the woods.

Your friend forever,

Shirley