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.  


Wow! The 5 minute edited video of one of our Squirrely Shirley Meets Fry-Fry show this year is finally out there, and we’ve had lots of people taking a look. I’m sure glad I had so many helpful kids and parents at that show to help me say bye-bye to Fry-Fry – he hasn’t been too easy for me to deal with (someone said he is probably a bully). Anyway, I’d like to thank everyone for helping me get that guy out of my tree stump. You guys are cool!

Your friend,
Squirrely Shirley