Thursday
Feb022012

"Ducks on the Moon: A Parent Meets Autism" the documentary airs Monday, Feb 20 at 12 noon on CBC Radio One across Canada

"Ducks on the Moon: A Parent Meets Autism" the radio documentary, which combines elements from my performance of the play, Ducks on the Moon, with interviews with other parents, and experts in the field of autism and parenting, will air as a holiday special, Monday Feb 20 at 12 noon on CBC Radio One across Canada. 

The book Ducks on the Moon which has the full play, extended interviews from the documentary and photos from the production, is available at Hagios Press or here at Amazon.ca, Chapters.Indigo.ca, or McNallyRobinsons.ca

Tuesday
Nov012011

Ducks at the Hayloft in Saskatoon, Tuesday November 15 at 7:30 pm.

For one night only, Kelley Jo Burke's  DUCKS ON THE MOON is at Saskatoon's Hayloft, with special musical guest Peter Katz.

Tuesday, November 15 at the Hayloft

 

Doors 7:00, Show at 7:30pm

401 27th Street West

Bring your own refreshments and an appetizer to share (if you choose)!

Tickets $20 at www.picatic.com 

 PETER KATZ will also perform a few songs during the evening, including one inspired by Kelley Jo's play. It promises to be an unforgettable evening!
Kelley Jo Burke is a Regina-based award-winning playwright, performer, director, storyteller, documentarian, broadcaster, and mother of three. Her plays have been produced and published in Canada, and around the world, including: Ducks on the Moon (Hagios), The Selkie Wife (Scirocco), Jane’s Thumb (Signature), and Charming and Rose: True Love (Blizzard). She dramaturges, directs and produces for stage and radio and is the host/producer of CBC Saskatchewan’s radio arts performance hour SoundXchange. She was 2009 winner of the Saskatchewan Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Leadership in the Arts, the 2009 City of Regina Writing Award, and the 2008 Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for Playwriting.

 

 

Wednesday
Aug312011

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:

 

http://www.amazon.ca/West-words-Celebrating-Western-Canadian-Playwriting/dp/0889772355

 

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

 

Monday
Aug082011

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:

Friday
May062011

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!