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Jackson Gillman, Stand-Up Chameleon
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE & TAPES

2010 Schedule

| 2009: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December | 2011

The new millennium brought an even wider range of work for me than usual. As well as the normal school assemblies, libraries, recreation departments, folk/comedy venues and religious groups there were:
  • Speaking parts in two movies, one TV commercial and one radio commercial.
  • Residencies as "Rudyard Kipling" in his historic Vermont home.
  • Featured performer at Festivals in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Missouri, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Minnesota, New York, Georgia,Wisconsin and Utah.

Corporate/Conference engagements for:

  • Independent Computer Consultants Association
  • March of Dimes
  • Speech/Language/Hearing Association
  • Maine Resource Recovery Association
  • Legal Secretaries
  • Maine Health Department
  • Childrens Disability Services
  • Breastfeeding Education
  • Women-Infant-Children Nutrition Program

Weekly summer shows on Mount Desert Island:

  • "Jackson's Top Ten" revue of 10 family programs from a decade at Acadia Repertory Theatre.
  • "Nature In Action" at the College of the Atlantic Natural History Museum.
  • "A Dad's Eye View" - stages of parenting from "a twinkle in the eye" to baby's first steps

And my best gig ever! -- supporting role in the fathering of our Jillian Estelle (2000) and Avery Elazar (2003)

The following are some of the groups for which I'll be performing in the coming months. Public shows have a phone contact listed and it's always a good idea to call ahead as events are subject to change. Also, feel free to e-mail me if you are interested in attending any of the other presentations. Often, my performances are for private groups or functions, but whenever possible, I'll make arrangements for you to see a performance if you are considering a program. One live show is worth more than any of words and how I get the vast majority of my work.

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January 2010
January 9, (from 1/2/10) New Bedford MA, Story Cafe, Hardy Laughs and Hearty Stories, ArtWorks!, 384 Acushnet Ave, featured performer after 7 pm open mic, free, 508-984-1588
January 15 - Bourne MA, Waldorf School of Cape Cod, 1st grade class visit
January 16 - Mary Cheney Library, 586 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040, Winter Wonders, 2:15 pm, 860-643-2471, as part of Yarns to Keep You Warm - a winter storytelling festival, www.MACStorytellingFestival.wordpress.com
January 19 - Plymouth MA, Adult Storytelling at The Vine, 47 Court St, 7 pm open mic, 781-363-3594
January 29, Dover VT Elementary School, morning assemblies, Levity in Motion and Once Upon a Tide
January 29 - February 1, Brattleboro VT, 4th annual "Springboards for Stories" workshop/retreat Are you sitting on some great stories that you might want to put out there…? For the fourth year, Jackson Gillman will offer “Springboards for Stories"in one of New England's most inspiring settings: Rudyard Kipling's historic Brattleboro VT home, "Naulakha". Open to all regardless of performing experience. (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION on workshops, see Springboards for Stories)
February 2010
February 3-8 - Provo UT, Timpanogos Storytelling Conference, Thursday comedy for BYU drama class, Friday - Storyscaping workshop, Saturday - Springboards for Stories workshop, and in evening concert, http://www.timpfest.org/, 801-229-7436
February 10 - daytime school assemblies, evening Orem UT Public Library show, "A Family Cabaret", 801-229-7050
February 10 - Braintree MA Integrated Pre-School, 10:00 a.m.
February 12 - Wareham MA, Minot Forest School, 4th grade class visit
February 16 - Plymouth MA, Adult Storytelling at The Vine, 47 Court St, 7 pm, open mic, 781-363-3594
February 17 - Wrentham MA, Fiske Library, 110 Randall Rd, Winter Wonders, 10:30, 508-384-5440

February 18 - Norwell MA, James Library, "A Family Cabaret", 10:00 a.m., 781-659-7100

February 18 - Center Sandwich MA, Corner House Inn, Storytelling Gala with 3 other tellers, 6:30 dinner/storytelling, reservations required, 603-284-6219, www.cornerhouseinn.com

February 19 - Cotuit MA, Waldorf School of Cape Cod, 1st grade class visit
March 2010
March 3 - Worcester MA, exhibiting at Massachusetts Environmental Education Society conference, College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Campus Center, http://www.massmees.org/
March 6 - New Bedford MA, Story Cafe open mic, 384 Acushnet Ave, 7 pm, 508-984-1588
March 12 - Cotuit MA, Waldorf School of Cape Cod, 1st grade class visit
March 13 - Cambridge MA, Lesley University, High Performance Coaching workshop for the Children's Music Network regional gathering, http://cmnonline.org/newsletter/docs/NewEnglandConferenceFlier.htm
March 16 - Plymouth MA, Adult Storytelling at The Vine, 47 Court St, 7 pm , open mic, 781-363-3594
March 18 - Providence RI, TV taping for "Safe Kids & Friends" TV show to be aired on RI Public Access TV late March through mid April, http://www.providencedancingcop.com/main.html
March 20 - Plymouth MA North High School, Plymouth Family Network, Early Childhood Fair, 10:30 and 12:30
March 20-21, Warwick RI, 28th annual Sharing the Fire, Northeast Storytelling Conference, High-Performance Coaching, www.lanes.org on Sunday at 1:45
March 25 - Center Sandwich MA, Corner House Inn, solo featured teller, 6:30 dinner/storytelling, 603-284-6219, reservations strongly recommended, www.cornerhouseinn.com
March 27, Attleboro MA, Arts Museum Flower Show, Riot in the Garden, 10:00 am, http://www.attleboroartsmuseum.org/ 508-222-2644
April 2010
April 3, Portsmouth NH, Pontine Theater, 7 pm, Big Time Vaudeville Show w/ Michael Trautman, 207-450-5342
April 6-8, Brattleboro VT, #20 semi-annual Rudyard-in-Residence at Kipling's historic home, 802-254-6868
April 9 - Onset MA, Ethel Hammond School, assembly, 9:30 a.m. "Spring into Action & Song"
April 13 - East Wareham MA School assembly, 1:00, "Spring into Action & Song"
April 14 - Cotuit MA, Waldorf School of Cape Cod, 1st grade class visit
April 15 - Plymouth MA, Plimoth Plantation, Winter Market 3 - 6 pm, Riot in the Garden, www.plymouthfarmersmarket.org

April 16 - Portland, Maine Interfaith Power & Light celebrating 10 years of climate action through clean power and energy efficiency. 7 pm dessert, show and talk at Woodfords Church, http://meipl.org/

April 20, Tuesday, Dennis Public Library, 1:00, "Spring into Action & Song", http://www.dennispubliclibrary.org/ April 20, Tuesday, 6:00, Boston Public Library, Copley Square, free. As one of the previous Boston Story Slam winners, I will be in the final "Big MouthOff!" http://massmouth.ning.com/events/the-big-mouthoff-slam-of-all
April 21 - Wednesday, Falmouth Public Library, 1:30, "Spring into Action & Song", http://www.falmouthpubliclibrary.org/
April 24 Mansfield MA, New England Folk Festival, Middle School, Room 108, A Family Cabaret, 11:00 am, www.neffa.org
May 2010
May 1 - Saturday, Keene NH, Granite State Story Swap at Stonewall Farm, 8 - 5:00, I'll be part of the 1:00 group concert, http://www.cnhsg.net/gsss.html
May 4-5 - Arlington MA, private performance coaching with jazz harpists Deborah Henson-Conant and Michelle Smith
May 6 - Wareham MA, Minot Forest School, 4th grade class visit
May 15 - New Bedford MA, Story Cafe open mic, 384 Acushnet Ave, 7 pm, 508-984-1588
May 16 - Middletown RI, 9:30 a.m. Norman Bird Sanctuary's Birds & Breakfast, On a Wing and a Song, time tba, http://www.normanbirdsanctuary.org/
May 16, Rochester MA, Englenook Farm/Animal Sanctuary, 365 High Street, Open Farm Day, 1:30 Nature in Action, Story & Song, 508-728-6315
May 20 - Calais ME, Washington County Community College, keynote for "Mission Transition"
May 22 - Southborough MA, Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd, Environmental Fair, 11:00 Songs & Stories for a Small Planet, Free, 508-272 -9653, www.projectgreenschools.org
May 24 - Cambridge MA Library, 449 Broadway, 6:30 pm, free, MassMouth All Star Story Slam to determine who will be representing New England in the 1st National Story Slam in Chicago on June 13; I'll be one of 12 tellers telling a different 5 minute story than my previous winner, http://massmouth.ning.com/events/all-star-slam
May 27 - Cotuit MA, Waldorf School of Cape Cod, 1st grade class visit
June 2010
June 3 - Wareham MA, Minot Forest School, 4th grade class visit
June 4 - Cotuit MA, Waldorf School of Cape Cod, 1st grade class visit
June 6 - Dennis MA, finalist in the Eventide Arts Songfest, Union Church, 713 Main St, 2:00, free, 508-398-8588, http://www.eventidearts.org/
June 10 - Hancock ME Grammar School, A Family Cabaret, 6:00 pm, with preceding school assemblies at the in Trenton Elementary School, and Beech Hill School in Otis, 207-667-8136 x 704
June 19 - Holyoke MA Nuertas Farm, Co-op Power Summit, on family and adult stages, times tba, http://www.cooppower.coop/
June 22 - Southborough MA, Green School's Environmental Fair, Songs & Stories for a Small Planet, http://www.projectgreenschools.org/
June 25 - Newton MA Free Library, 10:30, Riot in the Garden, 617-796-1370, http://www.newtonfreelibrary.net/
June 25 - Bedford MA, Spring Brook Park, A Family Cabaret, 2 pm, 781-275-1392 x 355
June 26 - Concord MA, Thoreau Farm, 1:00, Nature in Action, Story & Song, free, 978-369-3091, http://www.thoreaufarm.org/
June 28-29 - Marblehead MA, subcontracted coaching for Judith Black's summer course http://www.tellingstoriestochildren.com/
June 30 - Raynham MA, Library, 760 S Main St, 7 pm, Riot in the Garden, 508-823-1344
July 2010
July 5 - Rye NH, Seacoast Science Center summer camp, Once Upon a Tide, 10:15
July 6 - Sullivan ME, Farmstead Barn's free programs for young people, 9:30 and 11:00, Levity in Motion, 207-422-3615
July 6 - Salisbury Cove ME, MDI Bio Lab's annual Family Science Night, 5:30, free but space is limited, call 207-288-3147 for reservations
July 7 & 9 - Bar Harbor ME, Summer Festival of the Arts, guest presenter for Nature Wonders class
July 7 - Ellsworth ME Library, 6:30 pm, Once Upon a Tide, 207-667-6363, http://www.ellsworth.lib.me.us/
July 8 - Bangor ME Library, 10:00 a.m., Once Upon a Tide, 207-947-8336, http://www.bpl.lib.me.us/
July 8 - Orono ME Library, 1:30, Once Upon a Tide, 207-866-5060, http://www.orono.lib.me.us/
July 8 - Bass Harbor ME Library, 7 pm, Ruth Moore Revisited, http://sites.google.com/a/bassharborlibrary.com/bhml/, 207-244-3798
July 9 - Castine ME, onboard M/V Grand Caribe (private)
July 13 - Waquoit MA, Evenings on the Bluff, 149 Waquoit Highway, Once Upon a Tide, 6:30 pm, www.WaquoitBayReserve.org, 508-457-0495
July 16 - Tinmouth VT, SolarFest, opening and closing the Family Stage at 1:00 with Moon Crazy, and Songs and Stories for a Small Planet at 5:15, http://solarfest.org/
July 22 - Tiburon CA, evening house concert for adults
July 23-25 - Nevada City CA, Sierra Storytelling Festival, www.sierrastorytellingfestival.org/
July 26 - Newport RI, onboard M/V Niagara Prince (private)
July 27 - Provincetown, MA, Cape Cod National Seashore, Province Lands Visitor Center, Race Pt Rd, 508-487-1256, 3:30, Songs and Stories for a Small Planet
July 27 - Eastham MA, Cape Cod National Seashore, Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Rd, 7 pm, Songs and Stories for a Small Planet, 508-255-3421

July 28 - Rochester MA, Plumb Library, 17 Constitution Way, 11:00, Riot in the Garden, 508-763-8600, http://www.plumblibrary.com/
July 28 - Marion MA, Taber Library, 8 Spring St, 2:00, Nature in Action, Story & Song, 508-748-1252, http://www.sailsinc.org/marion/
July 28 - Woods Hole MA, Marine Biological Laboratory, 100 Water St, Club, Sea Songs & Stories, 7 pm, www.mbl.edu/mblclub, $8 adults/$5 children

July 29 - Franklin NH, The Middle Arts & Entertainment Center, 6:30 pm, A Family Cabaret, 603-934-1901, http://themiddlenh.org/
August 2010
August 3 - Cotuit MA Library, A Family Cabaret, 3:30, 508-428-8141, http://www.cotuitlibrary.org/
August 4 - Roslindale MA, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged, A Family Cabaret, 2 pm, 617-363-8257
August 6 - Sandwich/Barnstable MA, Sandy Neck Beach on Rt. 6A, featured at Circle By the Sea, a campfire with music for all ages. 7 pm. You can bring beach chairs, a piece of firewood, bug repellent, nonalcoholic beverage, marshmallows/sticks. Canceled if rain. For weather update or more information contact Leona, 563-6647 or 508-566-0171
August 7 - New Bedford Public Library, 11:00 a.m, Go Green at your Library, 508-991-6275, http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/Library/
August 14 - Newport RI, onboard M/V Grand Caribe (private)
August 19 - Mount Desert ME, Camp Beech Cliff, Nature in Action, Story & Song, 9:30 and 10:45
August 19 - Southwest Harbor ME Library, 6:30 pm, 207-244-7065, http://www.swhplibrary.org/
August 22 - Seawall ME, Common Good Soup Kitchen Community Center, 566 Seawall Rd. 6:45 pm feature, Food for Laughter, 207-244-3007, http://www.commongoodsoupkitchen.org/
August 29 - Newport RI, onboard M/V Grand Caribe (private)
1 September 2010
September 1 - Framingham MA, Amazing Things Art Center, feature kick-off of new Open Comedy Mique season following 7:30 pm open mic, www.amazingthings.org
September 2 - Bedford MA, 6 pm, Once Upon a Tide, 781-275-9440, http://www.bedfordlibrary.net/
September 4 - Thompson CT, Fort Hill Farm's Corn Maze, 1 pm, The A-MAZE-ING Story Slam, 860-690-4292
September 4 - New Bedford MA, onboard M/V Grand Caribe (private)
September 9, 15, 22 - Sandwich MA, Heritage Museum & Gardens' Hidden Hollow, performing bits for their weekly nature themes at 11:00 a.m., www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org
September 10 - Wareham MA, Minot Forest Elementary School, 2nd grade class visit
September 18 - New Bedford MA, Story Cafe open mic, 384 Acushnet Ave, 7 pm, 508-984-1588
September 21 - Mattapoisett, Old Rochester Farmer's Market, 3:30 pm, 135 Marion Road, Riot in the Garden, rfmarket.blogspot.com/
September 24 - Sandwich MA Camp Burgess, 9th annual Asian Family Camp of Cape Cod, evening kick-off
September 24 - Wareham MA, Minot Forest Elementary School, 2nd grade class visit
September 30, Union ME Fairgrounds, Conservation Education Fair, for school groups at 10:30 and noon, http://www.knox-lincoln.org/
1 October 2010
October 1 - Newport RI, onboard M/V Grand Caribe (private)
October 6, Santa Cruz CA, Boulder Creek Library, 13390 W Park Ave, 6 pm, 831-427-7703
October 8-10 - Los Gatos CA, Children's Music Network annual conference, http://www.cmnonline.org/
October 14 - Sandwich MA, Heritage Museum & Gardens' Hidden Hollow, 9:30 a.m., www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org
October 16 - New Bedford MA, Story Cafe open mic, 384 Acushnet Ave, 7 pm, 508-984-1588
October 19 - Newport RI, onboard M/V Grand Caribe (private)
October 20 - Braintree MA Integrated Pre-school, 9:00 a.m.
October 21 - Wareham MA, Minot Forest Elementary School, 2nd grade visit
October 22 - Sandwich MA, Heritage Museum & Gardens, Halloween Silly Willies, 6 and 7:15 pm, 508-888-3300 x 100, www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org
October 23 - Sandwich MA, Heritage Museum & Gardens, Halloween Silly Willies, 6 and 7:15 pm, 508-888-3300 x 100, www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org
October 26 - Newport RI Library, Halloween Silly Willies, 3:30 pm, 401-847-8720, www.newportlibraryri.org
(tentative) October 26 - Somerville MA, Johnny D's, 2nd of this season's Story Slams, 6:30 pm, http://massmouth.ning.com/
October 30 - Boston MA Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, one of the featured tellers for their premiere evening of "Dark Arts" (sold out), www.isgm.org
1 November 2010
November 1 - Wareham MA, Minot Forest Elementary School, 5th grade visit
Nov 5-7 - Rowe MA Conference Center, Reading the Forested Landscape workshop (attendee), www.rowecenter.org
November 7 - Framingham MA, Storytelling Potluck (private)
November 19 - Sandwich MA, Heritage Museum & Gardens' Hidden Hollow, 9:30 a.m., www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org
November 19 - Wareham MA, Minot Forest Elementary School, 2nd grade visit
November 28 - Bourne MA, Butterfly Garden Boutique, 1:00, Nature in Action, Story & Song, www.thebutterflygardenboutique.com, 774-413-9310
November 30 - Cambridge MA Story Space, Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect Street, 7 - 9 pm open mic
1 December 2010
December 3 - Wareham MA, Minot Forest Elementary School, 2nd grade visit
December 4 - Plimouth Plantation MA, Festival of Trees to benefit Cranberry Hospice, 11:00, www.cranberryhospice.org/festival, 781-934-7778
December 5 - Brockton MA, UU Church guest storyteller, 10 a.m., 325 W Elm St, 508-583-7775
December 8, Newton MA JCC, Chanukah program for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters
December 9 - Portland CT Library, 6:30 pm, Winter Wonders, 860-342-6770, http://www.portland.lib.ct.us/
December 11 - East Falmouth MA, birthday party (private)
December 13 - Onset MA, home pre-school music and stories, 11:30 a.m.
December 18 - Bourne MA, Butterfly Garden Boutique, 11:00 and 1:00, Nature in Action, Story & Song, www.thebutterflygardenboutique.com, 774-413-9310,
December 19 - Florence MA, Rocky Hill Co-Housing Common House, Black Birch Trail, 1:30, Riot in the Garden, suggested donation $4/kid, $8/adults, 413-237-7060 or plunkatune@mindspring.com for more info
December 19 - Northampton MA Community Music Center, 7:30, Songs & Stories for a Small Planet, 139 South St, Northampton suggested donation $8/adults, 413-237-7060 or plunkatune@mindspring.com for more info
Monday, December 20, 5:30 - 8:30, Karma Vegan Restaurant, 48 Main St, Northampton, full meal, live festive music, family entertainment and childcare. Meal tickets $35, $10 1st child, $5 add'l children, available at Karma Restaurant; or via http://growfoodnorthampton.com/ and to find out more about their mission
December 21 - Wareham MA, Minot Forest Elementary School, 2nd grade visit
December 22 - Wareham MA, Minot Forest Elementary School, 5th grade visit
December 27 - Onset MA, home pre-school music and stories, 11:30 a.m.
December 31 - Providence RI Bright Night, Perishable Theater, 95 Empire Street, 2 pm & 4 pm, www.brightnight.org
 
updated: December 15, 2010
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AUDIO & VIDEO TAPES

You can take home some of Jackson's memorable characters with audio and video performances available for purchase.

THINKING ABOUT HIRING JACKSON? Ten-minute promotional video samplers are available on request for people wanting to preview Jackson for a business event. (Click here for background information on Jackson.)

Rudyard Kipling's "Just So" -- DVD
Rudyard Kipling, who loved to have fun with the English language, wrote his famous "Just So" stories for his "best beloved," his children. Ever since, these stories have been loved by generations of children and adults alike. In this series, Jackson re-tells the stories exactly as they were written and in a performance style that Mr. Kipling himself would love to hear and watch. Stories include: How the Whale Got His Throat, How the Camel Got His Hump, How the Rhinocerous Got His Skin, and The Elephant's Child. Produced by Chip Taylor.

To order, contact Jackson by e-mail, or order on-line directly from Chip Taylor Communications, $25 plus shipping & handling, (one-time broadcast rights $99.99)

Downeast Ballads
by Ruth Moore and Others
Experience a memorable raft of characters from the Maine coast. Among others, there's Charley, who "sees some mighty strange things when is FUI (Fishing Under the Influence)," Old Randall, who everyone knew was "dumb as a hake," Sam, who thought he'd seen a German submarine, and Gray, who thought he'd seen his last. From "The Darker Side" of eerie fogs and loved ones lost at sea, to "The Lighter Side," a delightful compendium of spoken and sung ballads. Featuring the writing and musical talents of Ruth Moore, Gordon Bok, Benny Rehl, and others.

To order, contact Jackson by e-mail, $10 plus shipping & handling

Answering Machine Messages
If you've seen and heard Jackson's characters live, then you'll be sure to want one or more of his wacky alter egos to answer the phone while you're away. Greet incoming calls with Wolfman Jackson, comedic slices of favorite tv shows, or Shakespoof. Or, have Jackson create a special message just for you, your group or organization.

To order, contact Jackson by e-mail, $10 plus shipping & handling

"HAPPINESS IS A DECISION OF THE HEART"

This anthology includes the chapter, It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This, by Jackson Gillman, which shares his perspectives as a performing artist and family man. Featured is his humorous primer of "How to bring a sleeping child from car to bed without incident." Personalized copies are available directly from him for
$24.95 plus $1.05 shipping.

One of Jackson's many programs as a speaker/entertainer is "A Dad's Eye View." For anyone who has helped raise a child, he will have you laughing and sighing in recognition of the challenges and delights of child-rearing in this endearing
comedy/music revue.

"In his casual, extemporaneous-seeming style, Jackson captivated his audience with his new act. Interspersed throughout his engaging patter are songs Jackson has either written or collected to sing to his children or illuminate the parental condition. Very sweet, funny stuff, not to be missed. " - The Bar Harbor Times

 

Sample other stories on the story pages on www.jacksongillman.com (Gospel According to Jon| Diaper Derby | Dog Teaches Man |
| We Lost 14 Pounds in 14 Hours | All In Due Time |
)

 



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