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.  


Summer is on the way, and my new SRP show, Super Hero Squirrely Shirley – Ready to Save the Wetlands, will soon start our summer schedule.

I’m collecting lots of stuff to add to my Junior Riparian Super Hero Kit to give to every kid in the audience to take home at the end of the show.

You’re gonna find lots of “goodies” in the kit, and last week the Tucson office of Arizona Fish and Game Department added a cool brochure, a nifty bookmark and a fun poster to make this the biggest summer give-away ever!

I hope you will become a Junior Riparian Super Hero with me and do your part to help save the wetlands and all the critters who live there.

Your friend and Super Hero,

Squirrely Shirley