is a partial performance history. In addition to the events listed,
I have performed frequently at Seanachie Nights, as
host, storyteller, singer, and concertina player. For audio and
visual examples of my storytelling, please check the samples on
my Programs page.
January 2021 and 2022
Featured performer in 'The Best of All Things Irish in Maine',
produced annually by the Maine Irish Heritage Center.
Players' Ring, Portsmouth, NH. 'The Pavement Artist',
Lynne's full-length play about love, war, and the power of art,
opened the 2018-19 Season.
'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 Lynne on
'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
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
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.
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. www.crickcrackclub.com/
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.
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,
and MOOSE (Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts)