Entries in kelley jo burke (44)

Wednesday
Oct192016

The Selkie Wife opens this week at the Apollo Theatre of the Isle of Wight

Follow the blog from this wonderful UK premiere of my play The Selkie Wife. 

 

From the Apollo web page:

Our director introduces.....The Selkie Wife.

The next production at the Apollo Theatre will be ‘The Selkie Wife’, a play by Canadian author Kelley Jo Burke.  Her work is well known in her home country but the Apollo is proud and delighted to announce that this will be the UK premiere of this particular play.
The director is Ginnie Orrey.  More usually seen on the Apollo stage, Ginnie has chosen to direct this complex and beautifully written play after seeing it in a tiny theatre on the Canadian prairies and subsequently meeting the author, who is ‘absolutely thrilled’ that her play will be travelling to the Isle of Wight.  She found her inspiration in the Celtic myth of ‘selkies’ – seals who shed their sealskins to come on to dry land, find a mate and have children and then return to the sea.  Kelley Jo has turned the myth on its head by focusing on a selkie who chooses to keep her human form and stay on land with her husband and family, and the difficult decisions she has to make when another selkie comes to take her back to the water.
The cast includes Apollo stalwarts Ian Moth and Sue Edwards, alongside relative newcomers Esther Poucher and Maureen Sullivan, and introduces Josh Pointing, from the Isle of Wight Shakespeare Company. 
‘The Selkie Wife’ opens on 21 October and runs to 29 October.

 

Monday
Jun132016

What a rush!

Had the most amazing time performing with Jeffery Straker (my partner-in-crime who I adore) sharing our musical in progress called "Us". A million thanks to everyone who came out , including Marilyn Turnley and Janna Kathleen Wood for all their great help, to my darling Eric Eggertson for giving up his whole Saturday to help and take photos, to the hosts with the most Roberta McKay and Elmer Brenner, for letting us turn Roberta's gorgeous office into a concert hall and as ever my deep gratitude the Saskatchewan Arts Board and Camp FYrefly Sask for their support of the project. Word fail me- it was amazing.

And the press is taking notice!

 

Monday
Jun062016

House Concert: Stories and songs from "Us" by KJB and Jeffery Straker

Tickets available at the door , or by emailing Jeffrey or me. 80% sold out but will definitely make room for you! Check the poster for details and contact information.





Thursday
Feb042016

NEW DATES--Get in on the ground floor--"Us" a new musical by Kelley Jo Burke, songs by Jeffery Straker


Join the fabulous Jeffery Straker and I as we introduce the story and songs of our upcoming new musical--with thanks to our generous hosts Elmer and Roberta McKay and with the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board. June 11 at 8 pm--Kerr-Bronfman House, 2326 College Ave Regina. 

Friday
Jul102015

I'm teaching a special section of THAC 260 Acting Theory and Practice at the University of Regina Theatre Dept.

(Image by nmhschool licensed under Creative Commons)

Hey, on a day of good news, I can also announce I'm teaching a special section of THAC 260 Acting Theory and Practice at the University of Regina Theatre Dept. this fall. This section is specially offered for those using English as a second language, or who have other challenges (like anxiety) with public performance---or any theatre students looking for a particular focus on text work, breath, presence and liveness. We're going to have an awesome time!