is a partial performance history. In addition to the events listed,
I have performed frequently at Seanachie
Nights, as host, storyteller, singer, and musician. For audio
and visual examples of my storytelling, please check the samples
on my Programs and Workshops webpage
Players' Ring, Portsmouth, NH. The Pavement Artist, Lynne's
full-length play about love, war, and the power of art, opened the
"Walk Among the Shadows". Historic ghosts come
alive in the Eastern Cemetery. Writer of script, hiring and directing
actors, working with Spirits Alive to produce this annual fundraising
event, which runs for two weekends in October, in the historic Eastern
Cemetery, Portland, ME. www.spiritsalive.org
2015.Co-wrote (with Michael
Levine) the script for "Walk Among the Shadows: The Bombardment
of Falmouth-1775" for the annual Eastern Cemetery performance
in Portland, Maine. www.acorn-productions.org
2012-2014. Acted in Walk
Among the Shadows event, playing various historical characters
who are buried in the Eastern Cemetery. Actors wrote their own parts.
'Irish Tales of the Supernatural' in Portland's historical
landmark, Victoria Mansion: Performed Irish folktales in the cellar
with musical accompaniment from Kurt Kish on ukulele and myself
'Tales of Terror' in Victoria Mansion: 'The Cask of Amontillado,'
by E.A. Poe; 'The Judge's House,' by Bram Stoker; 'The
Telltale Heart,' by E.A. Poe; 'Green Tea,' by J. Sheridan
Le Fanu, 'The Family of the Vourdalak' by Aleksei Tolstoy,
'Louella Miller' by Anne E. Wilkins Freeman, and more.
2013-2015 - Portland Fringe Festival
Wrote/adapted/directed and performed in 3 Portfringe festivals (with
an original score written and played by Kurt Kish on electric guitar):
"The Adventures of Thor and Loki", "The
King and the Corpse", and "The Shapeshifters' Party:
Transgender Folktales from Around the World".
Acorn Productions Maine Playwrights' Festival, Portland, Maine.
Several short plays selected for production in this annual festival
of new works.
Presented a workshop in England, 'The Comedy Equation,' at
The Gathering: the annual storytelling conference of the
Society for Storytelling.
Short play, 'Late, Lamented' chosen for production as part
of the Boston 24-hour Theatre Marathon. Published in their collection
of short plays for that year.
Awarded Maine Arts Commission Good Idea Grant to finish full
length play, 'The Amazing Life and Mysterious End of Ragana:
Mistress of Illusion.' This play received a reading at Acorn
studio in September, 2010.
The Cassandra Project: Festival of Women Performers, Portland,
Maine. Wrote and performed original works especially for the Festival:
'Hopeful Monsters: Absurd and Comic Tales of Life among the Naked
Apes', 'Here Be Dragons: Bellyflopping into the Unknown',
'In a Pig's Eye: Our Strange Relationship with the Animal Kingdom',
'The Amazing Life and Mysterious End of Ragana: Mistress of Illusion'.
Workshop presenter at the Society for Storytelling's annual
conference The Gathering, England: 'A Guy Walks into a
Bar: Making People Laugh'.
Created Seanachie Nights, a monthly evening of Celtic/British
stories and music at Bull Feeney's Restaurant, Portland, Maine.
Told 'Tales from the Melting Pot' at Stories from the Wharf
Club, Yorkshire, England. Presented children's workshops at the
Otley Courthouse Arts Center, Yorkshire, England.
Performed standup comedy (original material) at Comedy Connection,
Children's storyteller at the CND Peace Fair, Yorkshire,
September and November 2005
'Tales of Byzantium' and 'Feast of Fools' tales at
the Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, New Hampshire.
Featured performer at Tir Na Nog Storytelling Club and Otley
Walking Festival Story Walk, Otley, England.
Told 'Winter Tales' at the L.L. Bean's Winter Festival,
Children's storyteller at ReadBoston, Boston, Massachusetts.
2002 - 2003
Performed at the Arisia Fantasy/Science Fiction Convention, Boston,
England: Awarded a Yorkshire Arts Grant for skills development.
Member of Tir NA Nog Storytellers' Club, Otley. Featured
teller at an Amnesty International benefit.
2009-2010. The Ben Haggarty School
of Performance Storytelling, Hertfordshire, England. Two intensive,
residential, week-long workshops focusing exclusively on the telling
of traditional tales (folk tales, fairytales, epics and myths).
Week 1 focused on content and repertoire, Week 2 on movement and
controlling the space
2007. Celebration Barn, South
Paris, Maine. Storytelling/movement weeklong workshop with Antonio
Rocha and Milbre Burch.
2006-2018. Noel Hill Irish Concertina
School. Ireland and East Durham, NY. A weeklong, intensive workshop
taught by the premier Irish concertina player in Ireland. www.noelhill.com
2014-2017. African dance workshop
run by Marita Kennedy Castro of Embody the Rhythm. embodytherhythm.com
2004 and 2006. Standup comedy
(writing/performing) at Portland's Comedy Connection with
comedy writer Tim Farrell.
2001. Shropshire, England
- 'Voice of the Storyteller' weeklong residential workshop
sponsored by the Festival at the Edge. Presenters: Shonaleigh
Cumbers (voice) and Mary Medlicott.
Member of Northeast Storytelling,
MOOSE (Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts)