Trespass: An Online Storytelling Show

COVID-19. The whole world is abuzz as we navigate such unprecedented waters. For many, a solution for the physical isolation created by required quarantine measures is to reinvent Social Life online. For the most part I have shied away from participating in this response. Rather, I recognize at Soul Level that this is a rare…

65 shows in 6 weeks

I am in the midst of my bi-annual ArtStarts Storytelling tour.  As of today, February 3rd, I am 26 shows into the 65 that I have been asked to do. The show I’m touring I like to call:  FOLKWISE: African & African American Folktales to Live By I’ve had the privilege of performing my first…

Kootenay Co’op radio Interview

Not too long ago I was on the radio…. A sweet fellow by the name of Randy Morse (www.rgmorse.com) interviewed me for his Radio Show: RADIO FREE KASLO Check out the show by clicking on the picture below….

Feature Teller for St. John’s, Newfloundland!

I am living a dream right now. I am sitting in a cafe in St. John’s Newfoundland preparing for a week of Storytelling ahead. The event is the Annual St. John’s Storytelling Festival  where myself and another awesome Storyteller, Sage Tyrtle, are headlining the festivities. I am here for 10 days with nothing to do but listen…

Ellison Market in Nelson, BC

Today I got to tell tales to a full audience at the sweet and savvy organic Market called Ellison’s in Nelson, BC.  By the end of my time, there was standing room only as more and more patrons stopped to hear “what would happen next” in the tale. The tale I shared is new to…

….tales are still spinnin’

I have not written a blog post in an age, but by God’s grace, I have still been actively telling tales. Here are some of the things I’ve been up to in the last… EIGHT MONTHS, oy. Taught a 4 part Storytelling workshop series for the HomeLinks students of J V Humphries Elementary school in…

And the Jessie goes to… Shayna Jones!

On Monday, July 16th at 9:10pm, the most unexpected thing happened. Earlier that evening, my husband and I dropped our boys off at Grandpa Jones’ house. There they settled in for the night while, Mark, baby Abigail, and I ventured out on the town to attend the 36th Annual Jessie Richardson Professional Theatre Awards ceremony….

Fraser Valley Regional Library Tour 2018

10 shows down 11 to go – Join me this Summer as I bring my stories to the 21 libraries of the Fraser Valley Regional Library System! Better late than never, here’s my Tour Schedule in case anyone is interested… Monday July 16th  Terry Fox Library, Port Coquitlam, BC Maple Ridge Public Library, Maple Ridge,…

A Jessie Richardson Award Nomination!

I can’t believe it. I have been nominated for one of Vancouver’s Professional Live theatre awards for my  role as Salima in Dark Glass Theatre‘s production of Ruined. The Category? Outstanding Performance of an Actress (Small Theatre) wow. I will attend the ceremony on Monday, July 16th on the Bard on the Beach BMO mainstage….

Tour Update: Next Stop, Haida Gwaii!

57 shows complete – 6 to go! It has been an incredibly beautiful and challenging journey touring the Province with my Stories, my husband, and my three small children. I still can’t believe that we get to live in this way – I’m in awe. Since writing last, I performed in Dawson Creek, BC and…

Shayna On Tour: Northern BC!

I can’t write much right now. I’m just on my way to the 14th school (out of 32!) that I am doing this leg of touring. So far, my family and I have traveled from Kaslo to… McBride, BC , Prince George, BC, Mackenzie, BC, Chetwynd, BC and I’m just gearing up to perform here…