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.  


Woo-Hoo! What a grand time we had putting on the “Squirrely Shirley Meets Fry-Fry!” show to a huge crowd at the Great AZ Puppet Theater in Phoenix last Saturday. The National Day of Puppetry is always so much fun.

I really excited about doing the show again, because we’ve added some new stuff to the show and now it really rocks!! Best of all, the audience gets to help me say, “Bye-Bye to Fry-Fry!
Bring the whole family to Apollo Middle School (265 W Nebraska Street) in Tucson on Saturday, April 27th. The Grow 2B Fit Family Fit Fest (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) will be lots of fun, and you may learn some new and fun ways to stay fit. Best of all, the whole event is FREE!!

See ya!!

Your friend,
Squirrely Shirley