2005 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.

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January 2005
January 1 - Woodstock VT private party
January 2 - private coaching
January 3 - 7 - Amherst MA, 18th annual New England Performer's Retreat, Pioneer Valley Co-Housing Community, with culminating public shows TBA, 413-549-3722 (January 5 show for co-housing residents and friends)
January 8 - Brattleboro VT, 18th annual NE Performers Variety Show, @ New
England Youth Theater (next to Latchis Cinema), 2:00 and 7:30, 802-258-2097
January 9 - Dublin NH, Community Church, An Evening of Rudyard Kipling: "Just So", 6:00 pm, 603-563-8640
January 14 - Ellsworth ME, Downeast Health Services, Employee Winterfest banquet
January 15 - Northeast Harbor, ME Neighborhood House, emcee of benefit variety concert, 7:30 pm, contributions for a Hip Cause (Deborah Page's Happy Hip Celebration) 207-288-3541
January 27 - Queens NY, The Renaissance Charter School, 35-89 81st St,
Jackson Heights, part of Coffee House Night, 718-237-9187
January 28-30, Qyeens NY, People's Music Network Gathering (at above address) I'll be one of the song workshop presenters,
February 2005
February 9, West Hartford CT Cub Scouts
February 6, Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston Street, musical guest for 10:45 Forum, 1:00 lunch 617 266-6710,
February 12, Stoughton MA, Shaloh House Chabad, "Pillows, Pajamas and Stories", 781-344-6334
February 13 - North Chelmsford MA, Blue & Gold banquet, 2:00
February 20 - Mount Snow VT, Grand Summit Hotel, 802-464-6606, 8 pm family show
February 19 - 20 - Stratton Mt Resort VT
February 21 - Springfield MA Museums - BUGS!, 1:45, 413-263-6800 x 379
February 23 - Freeport ME Library, 6:30, 207-865-3307
March 2005
March 9, Augusta ME State Capitol, exhibiting as part of Arts Education Advocacy Day, 11:00 - 1:00, free
March 10 Naples ME, Levity in Motion, school assemblies
March 17 - Milford NH, Children's Librarians of NH Conference, morning showcase for "Camp Wanna Read"

March 17 - Center Sandwich NH, Cornerhouse Inn, 6:30 dinner/show - Reservations and information at 603-284-6219

March 19-20, Cambridge MA, Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference, "Storyscaping" workshop, and coaching session,
April 2005
April 1, Bartlett NH, Attitash Ski area; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America conference, keynote and workshop
April 2 - Amherst MA, CMN Regional Gathering,
April 2 - Amherst MA, Stone Soup Coffeehouse, 7:30 pm, 413-256-8784,
April 4, Falmouth MA, school assemblies, Riot in the Garden
April 6 - Wareham MA, Family Literacy Night, Wareham MA High School, Family Literacy Night, 6:30, 508-291-3547, free
April 7, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau staff meeting
April 8, Somerville MA, Good Times Emporium, as part of benefit for Boston Mobilization for Peace, 9:00 pm,

April 9 - 10. Waltham MA, Brandeis University, Early Childhood Music & Movement Association conference, "Spring into Action and Song" breakout sessions Sat 10:45, Sun 9:30,

April 9, Natick MA, New England Folk Festival, Comic Blues & More, 5:45,
April 12 - 14, Brattleboro VT, Kipling-in-residence
April 15, Nashua NH school assemblies
April 20-22, various Falmouth MA pre-school programs, 508-295-0886
April 23 - Ashford CT, Earth Day Celebration, "Riot in the Garden" 10:45
April 25-28 - various Falmouth MA pre-school programs, 508-295-0886
May 2005
May 2-4 various Falmouth MA area pre-schools, through Young Children
First!, 508-548-0151 x 128
May 6 - Albany NY, private coaching
May 7, Albany NY, private, Bar Mitzvah party
May 13 - Columbus OH, pre-school and library
May 13-14, 2005 Chesterville, OH - OOPS Storytelling Festival, featured performer,
May 15, Kirtland OH, Holden Arboretum, performing for opening of Big Bugs sculpture exhibit, 440-946-4400, 2 & 3 p.m.
May 21-22 - Cape Cod folk festival - Sandwich MA, Cape Cod Folk Festival, Camp Burgess,
May 28 - Wareham MA, 7:30, Coalition of Artists Performing for Education, For more info about C.A.P.E. call David Jackson 781-834-5817,
June 2005
June 4, Brattleboro VT, Strolling of the Heifers, "Riot in the Garden", 802-254-4270 11 a.m.
June 8 , Freeport ME, Morse School assemblies
June 9 - Jaffrey NH Grade School, 1:30, 603-532-7301
June 10, No. Andover, MA, Educational Performers Showcase, 603-742-4010;
June 12 - Dennis MA, finalist in the Eventide Arts Songfest, Jillian and I
singing "Sing Me a Night Time Story"
June 14 - Blue Hill ME Consolidated School, 1:30 assembly and 7:00 family cabaret evening concert, 207-374-2202 x 114
June 17 - Worcester MA, City View School, two assembly programs
June 24 - Carver MA, school assemblies
June 27 - July 2 - Jonesborough TN, International Storytelling Center, Teller-in-Residence,
July 2005
July 6 - Londonderry NH Library, 11:00 am, 603-432-1127
July 7, Salisbury Cove ME, MDI Bio Lab's annual Family Science night, free, 207-288-3605
July 9 - Boston Harbor, George's Island (ferry from Long Wharf), Family Fun Day, BUGS! at 11:00 and 1:00,
July 12, Chicopee MA Parks & Rec, Levity in Motion, 10:00 am, free, 413-594-3481
July 12, Waquoit Bay Reserve, Evenings on the Bluff, 6:30 pm, 508-457-0495
July 13, Duxbury MA, Urban Youth Collaborative Program
July 17, Bar Harbor ME, Maine Seacoast Mission, 207-288-5097; 2:00 family show, 7:00 group storytelling concert
July 18-19, Frenchboro, Swans, Isle Au Haut, and Matinicus Islands, via Maine Seacoast Mission, 207-288-5097
July 20, Portsmouth NH, summer reading programs at 3 locations, 603-431-8721 x250
July 22, Springfield MA Museums, 1:00, "Nature in Action, Story and Song" 413-263-6800 x488
July 25, Methuen MA Library, 1:30, Kipling: "Just So", 978-686-4080
July 26, New Haven CT, SCSU Storytelling Institute, "Storyscaping" workshop
July 28 - Chicopee MA Library, "BUGS!", 1:00 pm, 413-594-1800 x 106
July 28, Brentwood NH, Bartlett Public Library, 6:30 pm, 603-642-3355
July 29, Groton MA Public Library, 10:30, 978-448-1168
August 2005
July 30 - August 6, Plymouth MA, on staff for Campers' Week at Pinewoods,
August 7 - Hyannis MA, Pre Pops-by-the-Sea, with Eventide Songfest finalists, 508-255-9255
August 8, Volunton CT Public Library, 5 pm, 860-376-0485
August 13, Marlborough MA, 11:00 am, 978-562-1646
August 17 - Hamden CT, Larry's Playground - "Levity in Motion" 6 pm, 203-287-2579
August 20, (8/21 rain date), Hampden ME Children's Day, 207-862-5522
August 22, Southwest Harbor ME Public Library, 7 pm, 207-244-7065
August 26 - Bar Harbor ME, guest performer at Improv Acadia, 10 pm, 207-288-2503
September 2005
September 3, Marco Island FL, Park & Recreation extravaganza, 239-642-1666
September 6, Bar Harbor ME, College of the Atlantic Convocation celebration; 7:30 pm
September 9, Ellsworth ME house concert 207-667-4892, 207 667-4892 for reservations (recommended) (Jackson's birthday!)
September 13 - Andover, MA, Memorial Hall Library, 6:30 pm, "Levity in Motion", 978-623-8401 x39
September 17, Middleboro MA Soule Homestead Harvest Fair at 11:00,,
September 18, Middleboro, MA Soule Homestead Harvest Fair at 1:30,,
September 20 - Lincoln VT school assembly
September 21, Lincoln NH Library fundraiser at the Beacon Motel, 7 pm, 603-745-8317
September 23 - Stafford Springs CT school assemblies
October 2005
October 1 & 2 - Middletown RI, Harvest Fair 1 & 3 pm, "On a Wing and a Song",, 401-846-2577
October 8, Wareham MA, Cranberry Harvest Festival, 11 and 12:30
October 8, Mashpee MA Oktoberfest, 3:00 (rained out)
October 9 &15 Wilmington VT Halloween Bonfire Parties,, 802-464-3762
October 15, Mt. Snow VT, Grand Summit Hotel, family show, 9:30 a.m.
October 20 - Verona WI, Sugar Creek Elementary School assemblies (3)
October 21-23 - Wisconsin, National Children's Music Network,
(tentative) October 24, Sheboygan WI, Jackson Elementary School
October 26, Lincoln, MA Public Library, 3 pm, "Halloween Silly Willies", 781-259-8704
October 26, Fitzwilliam, NH Library, 6:30 pm, "Halloween Silly Willies", 603-585-6503
October 27, Stonington CT, Pine Point School, Autumn Wonders, 1:30
October 28, Worcester MA, Worcester Elementary School, Halloween Silly Willies, 10:30
October 28, Natick MA, opening for Spookapella 3, or call 508-647-0097
October 29, Onset Village Family Halloween, 1:00, 508-295-7072

October 30, Boston MA, Seaport World Trade Center, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30
"Halloween Silly Willies" to benefit the Boston Medical Center

October 31, Plymouth MA, Indian Brook Elementary School, Halloween show
November 2005
November 4, Portland ME, Maine Destination Day, Trade Show exhibitor,, 207-772-4994 x 225.

November 4, Portland ME, Center for Cultural Exchange, Tellabration, 8 pm, call me, or 207-879-1886 for tix/info

November 5, Falmouth MA, Upper Cape Early Childhood Conference, "Playshop 101", 508-548-0151 x 172
November 6, New Haven CT, NOMAD Festival, 3:00, Levity in Motion,
November 7, Longmeadow MA, Heritage Academy, 1:30, BUGS!
November 7-10, Brattleboro VT, Kipling-in-Residence starts with one public show on Monday evening. Call 802-254-6868 for info and reservations.
November 14, Fitchburg MA, MA Recreation & Park Association trade show
November 17, Portland ME, at University of New England, for Greely High School, "The Perfect High"
November 19, Needham MA, St. Joseph's Holiday Bazaar held Monsignor Haddad Middle School, 110 May Street, 11:00 and 12:30, "Levity in Motion" & "A Family Cabaret", free
December 2005
December 3, Onset Village Christmas, 10:00 am, Onset Bay office, 508-295-7072
December 6, Orono ME, Rural Development Conference, banquet entertainment
December 7, Danvers MA, Peabody Institute Library, Holiday Open House, 2 pm, 978-774-0554,
December 8, Cromwell CT, ConnectME! Networking Summit,
December 11, Boston Seaport World Trade Center, noon - 4:00, Putnam Investments holiday party
December 28 & 29 - Newton MA History Museum, 2:00, Nature in Action, Story & song, pre-registration required, 617-796-1450
December 30, Portland ME Center for the Arts, opening act for 3:00 and 7:00 PHYZGIG shows,
December 31, Fall River MA First Night at YMCA, A Family Cabaret, Levity in Motion, and Disorderly Conduct, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 508-324-2405
updated: November 30, 2017
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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.

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Downeast Ballads
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Answering Machine Messages
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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
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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

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