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Jackson Gillman, Stand-Up Chameleon

2007 Schedule

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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, 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 firstborn!

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.


January 2007
January 6, 2007 Amherst MA, private birthday party
January 7 - 12, 2007 Amherst MA Performers Retreat, one public show on 1/10 evening, 413-549-3722
January 19, 2007 Gilmarton NH School assembly, Nature in Action, Story & Song
January 31, 2007 Holyoke MA, Sullivan School, Winter Reading Extravaganza /
Bookswap, 6 pm
February 2007

Feb 2-5, Brattleboro VT, "Springboards for Stories" workshop in one of New England's most inspiring settings: Kipling's historic home, "Naulakha"

February 7, Putney VT Landmark College, 5 Communications classroom visits
Feb 8, Brattleboro VT, Springboards for Stories 1-day workshop at Kipling's Naulakha
February 11, Holyoke MA, Parks & Rec Winter Sunday Series, 12:30 sign language workshop, 2:00 "Harlequin" show, 413-322-5620
February 12, Woburn MA, Turtle Fun Preschool, 10:00 am
February 20-21, Albany NY first recording dates for "Riot in the Garden" with Gentle Wind
February 22, E Hartford CT Community Cultural Center, Entertainment showcase, 9-3:30m, 860-721-0384
March 2007
March 7, Marlborough MA, PTO Expo/Showcase, 9:45, www.ptotoday.com
March 10, Conway NH private birthday party
March 14, Boston MA Seaport World Trade Center, vendor representative for Advance Composting Systems
March 24, Amherst MA, Children's Music Network regional gathering, Hello/Goodbye songs workshop, www.cmnonline.org
March 28, Groton MA, Seven Hills Foundation, 2:00
March 28, Franklin NH, Tea & Tales, 7 pm, TRIP Center, 20 Canal St, 603-735-5965, www.lphillipstales.com
March 29 Center Sandwich NH, Corner House Inn, 6:30 dinner/show, 603-284-6219
March 30, Onset MA first grade class visit, 9:15
March 30 - April 1, Nashua NH, Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference, workshop and coaching and Closer, www.lanes.org
April 2007
April 2, Nashua NH World Elementary School at 9:30, Bicentennial School in the afternoon.
April 9, Albany NY recording session
April 11, Brookline MA Lincoln School, 12:30
April 14, Dracut MA Harmony Hall, 1660 Lakeview Ave, 7:00 pm, $6/$5, (978) 454-8636
April 18, Springfield MA Museums, "Swamp Cake and Cattails - a prehistoric comedy", 1:00, www.quadrangle.org
April 19 Melrose MA Memorial Hall, MRPA showcase, 11:00, 781-270-1695
April 20, Mansfield MA, New England Folk Festival, 8:00 pm "Funny Songs & Shtick, www.neffa.org
April 22, Mansfield MA, New England Folk Festival, noon, "On a Wing and a Song", www.neffa.org
April 24-26, semi-annual Rudyard-in-Residence at Kipling's historic home in Dummerston VT
May 2007
May 2, Saxtonville MA Amazing Things Arts Center, 55 Nicholas Rd. Saxonville, Framingham MA 8:30 feature after 7:30 open mic, www.amazingthings.org, (508) 405-ARTS
May 5, Troy NH, East Hill Farm, 8 pm, "Riot in the Garden"
May 6, Wakefield MA, Odyssey School, 4 pm
May 14, Essex CT library showcase
May 17, Meredith NH, NH Dental Society Foundation, fundraiser banquet
May 18, North Reading Cub Scouts, 7:30 pm
May 21, Onset MA, First grade class visit
May 25 Seekonk MA, Wheeler School's Safari Day at Wheeler Farm, 1:00
June 2007
June 7, Peterborough NH, RiverMead Retirement Community, "Disorderly Conduct" 7:30 pm
June 9, Putney, VT family show for Putney School alumni
June 10, Dennis, MA, Eventide Arts Songfest finalist, with "Riot in the Garden", 2-5 pm, Union Church, Rt 6A, www.eventidearts.org, 508-255-9255
June 11, Onset, MA, First grade class visit
June 12, Woburn, MA, Turtle Funs Pre-School visit/rehearsal for "graduation"
June 13, Onset MA, final First Grade class visit
June 14, Marshfield, MA, Pudding Hill Pre-School, 9:30 am, "On a Wing and a Song"
June 15, Halifax, MA Holmes Library, 11:00 am, "Catch the Beat", 781-293-2271
June 22, Woburn, MA, Turtle Funs Pre-School visit/rehearsal for "graduation"
June 23 - 28, Northfield MA Conference, "Springboards for Stories" on June 25 afternoon, June 23 - 28, Northfield MA Conference, "Springboards for Stories" on June
25 afternoon, thenorthfieldconference.org/
June 25, Greenfield MA Library, evening show 6:30 p.m., 413-772-1544
June 27, Orange MA Wheeler Library, 6:00 pm, "Catch the Beat" 978-544-2495 x 103
June 29, Woburn, MA, Turtle Funs Pre-School visit/rehearsal for "graduation"
June 30, Woburn MA, Turtle Funs Kindergarten "graduation" celebration
July 2007
July 2, Westport Harbor MA, Acoaxet Club family show
July 6, 2 pm, Hobbs library, 2 pm, 227 Main Street, Lovell ME, 207-925-3177, "Nature in Action, Story and Song"
July 7, Denmark ME Arts Center, 2:00 pm, 207-452- 2665
July 8, Lexington MA Follen UU Church, Vocal Arts Collaborative "Story/Sing!" co-featured with Judith Black, 7:00 p.m., 617-484-9248
July 10, Salisbury Cove ME, MDI Bio Lab Family Science Night, 5:30 pm, 207-288-3605
July 13, Belfast ME, morning workshop with Belfast Maskers summer camp followed by 1:00 public performance, 207-338-9668
July 14-15, George's Island, Boston Harbor, "BUGS!", 12:15 and 2 pm, www.BostonIslands.com
July 20, Wallingford CT Parks & Recreation, 10:45, 203-294-2120
July 21 - Wareham MA, Maple Park Campground
July 24 - Clinton MA, Bigelow Libary, 1:00, Catch the Beat, 978-365-4160 x223
July 27, Charlestown RI, Perspectives summer therapeutic program, 10:00 am
July 27, Bristol RI, Blithewold Mansion & Gardens, 1:45, BUGS!
July 27, Sandwich/Barnstable MA, Sandy Neck Beach on Rt. 6A, featured at Circle By the Sea, a campfire with music for all ages. Bring beach chairs, a piece of firewood, nonalcoholic beverage and marshmallows with sticks to toast on the fire. Canceled if rain. For weather update or more information contact Leona, 563-6647 or 508-566-0171
July 29 - Orleans MA, 54 Main Street, Cape Cup, Full Moon Coffeehouse
August 2007
August 2, Mashpee MA Library, 6:30, Catch the Beat, 508-539-1435
August 8, Sandwich MA Library, 6:30, Catch the Beat, 508-888-0625
August 9 - Albany NY, wrapping up recording for "Riot in the Garden" with a couple of ringers for the kids chorus - Avery and Jillian Gillman!
August 10, Hampshire College, Amherst, part of the Northeast Organic Farming Association Conference but also open to the public, 7:00 pm, Riot in the Garden, www.nofamass.org
August 14, New Haven CT, So CT State University, guest storytelling teacher at summer institute
August 15 - Weymouth MA, Parks & Recreation, 11:00 am, "BUGS!"
August 17, Belchertown MA, Clapp Library's summer finale held at Chestnut Hill Community School, 6:00 pm, Catch the Beat, 413-323-0417 x 3
August 21, Rockland ME 2:00 pm, "Catch the Beat", 207-594-0310
August 21, Belfast Library, 6:30 pm, "Catch the Beat", 207-238-3884
August 23 - SWH Library, 6:30 pm, 244-7605
August 25 - Union ME, Golden Raven Story Circle w/ MOOSE at 8 p.m., 207-785-4730, www.thegoldenraven.com
August 27 - Shrewsbury MA, morning keynote for SMOC Child Care / Headstart.
September 2007
September 9, Middletown RI, Bleinheim-Newport Assisted Living, "A Family Cabaret" for Grandparents Day
September 10 - Danvers MA Peabody Institute, NOBS library showcase, 10 am
September 15, Scituate MA Library, Family Fun Day, 11:00, 781-545-8727
September 19 - Hyannis MA, St. Francis Xavier Middle School, "The Man Who Planted Hope"
September 22 - Keene NH, Stonewall Farm, "Riot in the Garden", 3:30, 603-357-7278
September 23 - New Bedford MA, Working Waterfront Festival, 12:15 ballads, 1:30 family show, www.WorkingWaterfrontFestival org
September 28-30, Albany NY, Children's Music Network Conference, coaching workshop, www.cmnonline.org
September 30 - Albany NY, Gentle Wind 25th anniversary concert, 5:00 pm, Steamer No. # 10 Theatre 518-438-5503
October 2007
October 18 - Providence RI, guest performer on PATV to air in November on RI
public television, Thanksgiving songs
October 20 - Portland ME, University of Southern Maine, environmental
comedy/songs, Teaching for Sustainability conference, for professors.
October 22 - Sturbridge MA, Massachusetts Recreation and Parks Association
October 26 - Wareham MA, "Halloween Silly Willies" for 2nd graders at Minot
Forest Elementary
October 27, Arlington MA, Regent Theatre Family Fun Series, Halloween Silly Willies, 10:30 am, $5/$7 tickets, 781-646-4849, www.regenttheatre.com
October 27 - Mansfield MA, private Halloween party, 2:15
October 27 - Buzzards Bay MA, annual Mann Family Farm Halloween party /hayride through the bogs, 6:00 pm
October 30 and 31 - North Smithfield RI Elementary Schools, Halloween shows
November 2007
November 4-6 - Land O'Lakes WI, The Man Who Planted Hope, Hard Knocks, and poetry classroom visits
November 7 - East Fairhaven MA PTO preview
November 8 - Oxford CT, Quaker Farms School, assembly programs for Book Week Celebration
November 16 - Portland ME, Convention & Visitors Bureau, Destination Day Trade Show
November 16 - Brunswick ME, Side Door Coffee House, UU Church, 15 Pleasant Street, 207-729-8515
November 17 - Camden ME Library, 1:00, Autumn Wonders, 207-236-3440
Nov 17 - Worcester MA Tellabration, 8 PM: at the Green Rooster Coffee House. United Congregational Church at Linclon Square in Worcester, MA. Storytellers: Ellen Dolan, Katie Green, Jackson Gillman, and young storytellers from the Clockstopper Storytelling Troupe..Music by Valerie and Walter Crockett. A benefit to purchase books and storytelling Cd's for children hospitalized at UMass Memorial Hospital. Advance tickets $8; $10 at the door. More info: katie@katiegreenstories.com, 978-464-5146
November 21 - Wareham MA, Minot Forest School 2nd grade class visit
November 26 - Scituate MA, Erdman Pre-School, 2:00
November 27-29, Brattleboro VT, semiannual Rudyard-in-Residence at Kipling's historic home concluding with one public evening show and dessert salon on 11/29 at 7:00 pm, @$25 limited seating, 802-254-6868 for reservations
December 2007
December 1 & 2 - performing on the Ronald McDonald Polar Express Train from Providence to Gillette Stadium
December 4 - Calais ME High School, Hard Knocks, morning December 4-6 snowed out, postponed to January 2-3
December 5 & 6 - Aroostook County ME schools, Perfect High, Hard Knocks
December 9 - Fall River MA, Holiday party for Diabetes Association, 1:30
December 10 - Wareham MA, Minot Forest School - 2nd graders, Chanukah

December 14 - Portland ME, comedy/music for Northeast Civil Solutions holiday party, evening

December 20, Wareham MA, Minot Forest School - 2nd graders Christmas party
December 21, Lawrence MA, Breen School assemblies
December 31, Providence RI, Bright Night, 7 pm, Beneficent Church at the corner of Empire and Weybosset Streets. www.brightnight.org, 401-621-6123
updated: January 30, 2010
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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" -- Videotape
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. 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


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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