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
Told a story about Fionn mac Cumhaill (with original music
supplied by Kurt Kish) at the annual Sharing the Fire
Northeast Storytelling Conference put on by LANES (League
for the Advancement of New England Storytelling; www.lanes.org).
One of eight performers in 'Walk Among the Spirits,' a Halloween
tour of the historic Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Maine. Portrayed
the ghost of Rhoda Drinkwater, mother and wife of two heroes
from the War of 1812.
Annually perform 'Tales of Terror' in Portland's historical
landmark, 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,
and more. In 2012, told 'The Family of the Vourdalak' by
Aleksei Tolstoy, and 'Louella Miller' by Anne E. Wilkins
Featured storyteller at the Granite State Story Swap in Rye,
Presented a workshop in England, 'The Comedy Equation,' at
The Gathering: the annual storytelling conference of the
Society for Storytelling (www.sfs.org.uk).
Acorn Playwrights' Festival: wrote 'The Coffin Maker' for
the 24-Hour Theater Project. All plays were performed on-book. My
full-length play, 'Memorial Day', received a staged reading
at Acorn Studio.
'Memorial Day' chosen to open the Generic Theater Reading
Series at Portland Players. In 2011, my one-act play, 'Frank's
Hat' opened the reading series.
Short play, 'Late, Lamented' chosen for production as part
of the Boston 24-hour Theatre Marathon.
Original play, 'Perfect Joe,' chosen for production in Acorn
Productions' Maine Playwrights' Festival.
Participated in the 24-hour Theatre Festival component of
Acorn Productions' Maine Playwrights' Festival, with 'Beyond
Presented a workshop at the Sharing the Fire Northeast Storytelling
Conference in Providence, RI - 'Mind Movies: The Visual Language
Told stories of the Abenaki folk hero 'Gluscap' at Yarmouth
Elementary School, Maine.
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.
Told folktales at Yarmouth Memorial Library, Maine, as part of their
Original play, 'Invisible Men,' chosen for production in
Acorn Productions' Maine Playwrights' Festival.
Featured at three New England Storytelling Clubs: StoryHome
(New Hampshire), Outspoken Word (Massachusetts), and Solo
Co-produced, and performed
at, the 8th MOOSE 'Tellabration!', an annual,
worldwide storytelling event.
Told Biddy Early and Other Tales of Irish Witches
as Seanachie Nights feature in Portland, Maine.
Featured performer at Granite State Story Swap, North Conway,
Featured performer at the Comic Arts Festival, Belfast, Maine.
Told 'Winter Tales' at Symonds Elementary School, Keene,
Featured performer at Celtic Celebration, Belfast, Maine.
Original play, 'Jesus and the Sewing Circle,' chosen for
production in The Maine Short Play Festival. Workshop presenter
at the Society for Storytelling's annual conference 'The
Gathering', England: 'A Guy Walks into a Bar: Making People
Original play, 'Jesus and the Sewing Circle,' chosen for
production in Acorn's Maine Short Play Festival.
Workshop presenter at the Society for Storytelling's annual
conference The Gathering, England: 'A Guy Walks into a
Bar: Making People Laugh'.
Told 'Winter Tales' at the Warren Memorial Library, Westbrook,
Maine. A LANES/Warren Library co-production to promote storytelling.
Created Seanachie Nights, a monthly evening of Celtic/British
stories and music at Bull Feeney's Restaurant, Portland, Maine.
Original play, 'Heaven', chosen for production in Acorn's
Maine Short Play Festival at the Saint Lawrence Performing
Arts Center, Portland, Maine.
Told 'Tales from the Melting Pot' at Stories from the
Wharf Club, Yorkshire, England. Gave 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
Told 'Tales of Byzantium' and 'Feast of Fools' tales
at the Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, New Hampshire.
Presented 'Fish Tales,' and children's workshops at Jessop's
Primary School, Dudley, England.
Featured performer at Tir Na Nog Storytelling Club and Otley
Walking Festival Story Walk, Otley, England.
Participated in 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
The Amazing Life and Mysterious End of Ragana: Mistress of Illusion).
Told 'Winter Tales' at the L.L. Bean's Winter Festival, Freeport,
Original play, 'Endymion,' chosen for production in the Maine
Short Play Festival at PSC in Portland, Maine.
Children's storyteller at ReadBoston, Boston, Massachusetts.
August 2003 and 2004
Featured storyteller at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath,
2002 and 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.
Editor and Designer of the LANES
(League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling)
quarterly newsletter, The Museletter.
Member of LANES, MOOSE (Maine
Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts), NSN (National
Storytelling Network), and the British Society for Storytelling.
Attended The Ben Haggarty School of Performance Storytelling,
in 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.
Studied Irish-style concertina with Noel Hill in Ballyvaughan,
Ireland and Durham, NY.
South Paris, Maine - Weeklong storytelling writing, movement and
performance workshop with Antonia Rochas and Milbre Burch
at the Celebration Barn (founded by mime artist Tony Montanaro).
Member of Maine Playwrights' Lab, an intensive, collegial
workshop for playwrights, taught by dramaturge, director, and actor
2004 and 2006
Two seven-week standup comedy (writing/performing) workshops at
Portland's Comedy Connection with comedy writer Tim Farrell.
AMMA School of Acting, Portland, Maine.
Shropshire, England - 'Voice of the Storyteller' weeklong
residential workshop sponsored by the Festival at the Edge.
Presenters: Shonaleigh Cumbers (voice) and Mary Medlicott.