Essay by KJB and Allan Boss in new Canadian Plains Research Centre release

New release:


West-words: Celebrating Western Canadian Theatre and Playwriting

West-words: Celebrating Western Canadian Theatre and Playwriting

 a collection of essays on Western Canadian Theatre, edited by Moira Day, has an article by Kelley Jo and Allan Boss about radio drama in the prairies, among many other articles from Western Canadian theatre practitioners, and theorists. 


Available on Amazon:


  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: SCHOLARLY (July 20 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0889772355
  • ISBN-13: 978-0889772359



Home Migration--Ducks on the Moon at the Winnipeg FemFest Sept 20-22 2011



This Winnipeg girl is winging it home in September, performing Ducks on the Moon at the Winnipeg FemFest, hosted by Sarasvati Productions, at 

Canwest Centre for Theatre and Film (at the University of Winnipeg, 400 Colony Street)


Check out my blog entry for the festival page, and if you're going to be in the Winnipeg area September 17 through 24 (my shows are Tuesday, September 20th at 9:00 pm, Wednesday the 21st at 9:00, and Thursday the 22nd at 2:30 pm) please come on down to one or more of the shows.

The theme this year is "Staging Inspiration" and it promises to be a remarkable event.


So excited about this--tickets available here:


Ducks fly to the Happy Nun and the Cathedral Arts Festival




Ducks on the Moon" written and performed by Kelley Jo Burke



in a shared performance with Carrie Catherine

Friday, May 13 -- 7:30 pm

at the Happy Nun in Forget, Sask


on my own

Thursday, May 26 · 8:30pm - 9:30pm

at the Cathedral Arts Festival

Unitarian Centre

Corner of Angus Street and College Avenue, Regina


My "stand-up documentary" about the early years with my autistic child. Basis of my recent CBC Radio's IDEAS documentary, and released as a book this year by Hagios Press, this "99% true" play is part comedy routine, part performance piece, and ultimately entirely the story of a parent coming to love and accept the kid she has.




Buy the book on-line at Amazon, Chapters or McNally's!


KJB reading in Prince Albert

Kelley Jo Burke Reads from Her Book, Ducks on the Moon: A Parent Meets Autism

Ducks on the Moon: A Parent Meets Autism
by Kelley Jo Burke

Saturday, April 16, 2:30
John M. Cuelenaere Public Library - 125 12 Street East

Ducks on the Moon tells the story of Kelley Jo Burke’s “evolving” relationship with her autistic son; there are also interviews with parents of children on the autistic spectrum and leading experts in the field.

The book is a source of inspiration and support for parents and teachers with an autistic child in their lives and also engages general readers.

Kelley Jo Burke is an award-winning playwright, poet, and broadcaster. Her plays have been produced and published in Canada and around the world. She is the host and producer of CBC Saskatchewan’s Sound Xchange. She will be reading from her book at the library on April 16.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Books will be for sale.

A Saskatchewan Writers Guild Reading


DUCKS ON THE MOON shows in May

Kelley Jo Burke will be performing her one-woman show, DUCKS ON THE MOON, in Forget, Saskatchewan on May 13th at the Happy Nun Cafe and May 26 at 8:30 PM at the Unitarian Centre, as a part of the Cathedral Arts Festival.