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.  


Everyone says it is fall, but where I live in Arizona, we didn’t get the memo. It is still very hot, so I have been spending a lot of time in my tree staying cool. As soon as the temperatures cool off, I’ll start working on my new SRP show for 2015. I love the subject of HEROS, and can hardly wait to work on the show. I think I’ll call it “Super Hero Squirrely Shirley Learns a Thing or Two at the Library.” I’ll get back to you with more details as soon as we have a few days that feel more like fall in my part of the woods.

Your friend,
Squirrely Shirley