Monday, September 26, 2016

Parlour-style theatre

A one-man show of storytelling, poetry, elocutions, spoken word and things of that nature.

Comes complete with set, costumes, lighting, sound; all scaled-down to fit a studio, large room, community centre, recreation hall, or your parlour.

The Elocutioner
Book now!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Guelph Fringe Festival 2016


The Elocutioner

at the Guelph Fringe Festival.

All performances at Silence, 46 Essex St. Guelph.

Only $10

Thursday Oct 13, 10:00pm          Friday Oct 14, 8:00pm 
Saturday Oct 15, 1:00pm             Sunday Oct 16, 8:00pm

Tickets on sale NOW Send me a message - - or call 519 837-1743 and leave me your order.

Please note these are tickets for "The Elocutioner" ONLY.

Ticket details about other Fringe Festival offerings will be posted soon or you can check their website at

What is The Elocutioner? Click HERE

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Christmas 2016

I am currently developing a new show for adults - "The Variety Show-Christmas Edition" -

OK, it needs a better title.
"Isn't That The Dickens?"
How's That?

I am considering that title because this show features a new, original elocution (poem) based on A Christmas Carol guessed it, Charles Dickens 1843.

This show premieres (google that premier vs premiere) at the Guelph Public Library, Main Branch at 100 Norfolk St. Wed Dec 7, 2016 at 7:00pm. 

The Guelph Library performance will be me doing just the speaking bits, as I'll be joined by live musical accompaniment. Details coming soon.

Another version is being created to tour seniors residences with our first stop being Cedarcroft Place in Stratford ON Dec 10. And then Chartwell Terrace On The Square Dec 18, 2017!

And the puppets?

Oh yes they are in on it.

Ghost stories at Christmas time. How marvelous.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Ottawa Tour Puppets Up International Puppet Festival Feedback

Prometheus makes a friend
In preparation for the August 2017 tour of Ottawa area senior's residences, I asked the Activity Directors to give me some feedback concerning how their residents reacted to The Variety Show Two-Puppets Up Edition.

Here are some responses:

I have had nothing but positive feedback from all of the residents who attended your show. They absolutely loved it. We would love to have you come back again!!
Take care,
Jessica Dube
Recreation Manager

The Ravines Seniors Suites Alavida

Hi Jay,
I have had lots of very positive feed back from the residents of Stonehaven about your amazing program. It was a big hit and something unique to our home. I have been asked to definitely invite you back when you are planning your next tour of the Ottawa area.
Many thanks and I trust you will fit us in to your schedule when you plan your schedule for 2017.
Best regards,
Kathryn Witney 
Lifestyle Program Manager
Stonehaven Chartwell

Thanks Jay,
Our seniors thoroughly enjoyed Jay's lively performance of Pandora's Sox
We look forward to Jay's return with the adorable puppets next year
Helen Adams
Activities Manager
Riverpark Place Retirement Residence

We loved the show and we would like to book for next year please!!
Tamara El-Farr
Director of Recreation
Revera – Prince of Wales
22 Barnstone Drive. Nepean, ON, K2G 2P9

..and we'd love to welcome you back again next year if you are in the area...  We haven't had a puppet show in years (or maybe ever!), so it was an entertaining, refreshing change to our recreation calendar.  Many thanks for contacting us, and we'll look forward to hearing from you again next year.

Cindy & your friends at Starwood

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

"Puppets and Songs" A variety show for children

"Puppets and Songs" is an all ages variety show. Since it's inception this show has undergone a number of transformations.

Now with more characters!

Lionel a very friendly lion. 

Valerie, a simple marionette who doesn't say a word, but loves to assist with puppet warm up exercises. 
Boo, named by audience members, this ghost is sure to please. 
Pandora and Prometheus, fun characters from Greek mythology, who tell silly jokes and deliver clever routines. 

And finally Petunia, a skunk with an interesting history and a very special tail.

This is part puppet show,  part puppet workshop, with a few original songs and some poetry thrown in for good measure.

"Puppets and Songs" is the perfect show for festivals and fairs because it is a variety show. You can come in late and you won't have missed the story.

This show has been pleasing audiences all over Ontario. 

Don't delay. Book today!

Lionel. He loves hugs