2001 Schedule

The year 2000 saw 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.
  • Residency as "Rudyard Kipling" in his historic Vermont home.
  • Featured performer at Festivals in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky.

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

Two 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.

And my best gig ever -- supporting role in the fathering of our firstborn!

And now for the new millennium, 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.

 January 2001

January 7-12, New England Performers Retreat, Brattleboro VT
January 13, 3 & 8 pm public shows, W. Village Meeting House, 413-549-3722
January 20, University of Maine at Farmington, Latte Landing, 9 pm, 207-778-7347
January 26-28, People's Music Network Conference, Hartford CT

 February 2001

February 8, Neil Armstrong Elementary School, Port Charlotte FL, with free public show "Under the Stars" at 7pm, 941-255-8619
February 9, Port Charlotte FL area schools
February 10, Storytelling workshop, Port Charlotte FL, 941-255-8619
February 14, Valentine's Day Comedy/Music, Center for Arts in Natick MA, 7:30 pm, 508-647-0097
February 23-25, Heartland Storytelling Festival, Albert Lea/Austin MN, 507-373-4748
February 26-27 MN schools

 March 2001

March 1 - 2 WI schools
March 1-3, Madison WI Civic Center, Kids in the Crossroads, 11 am & 1 pm, 608-268-6550
March 4, Madison Childrens Museum, 12:30 pm, 608-256-6445
March 6, Stamford, CT middle schools
March 8, Westford MA schools
March 10, Hubbards Free Library, Hallowell, ME 2 pm, original music concert,
March 9, Westford MA, public evening show 7 pm, 978-692-4387
March 13, South Shore Arts Showcase
March 19, Stamford CT Middle Schools
March 21, Vinalhaven ME schools and public evening show
March 22, Pediatric Hospice conference, Portland ME
March 23, New England Flower Show, Children's Festival 5 pm "Riot in the Garden" in the lecture hall of Boston's Bayside Exposition Center
March 24, Alliance for Education Showcase, Marlborough MA, "Riot in the Garden"
March 29, Greely High School, Cumberland ME, "Hard Knocks"
March 31-April 1, Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference, Boston MA

 April 2001

April 1, Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference, MIT Cambridge MA
April 3-5, Rudyard Kipling residency at his historic home, Brattleboro VT
April 10, Acton MA school assemblies
April 13, Child and Family Services, Waterville ME
April 18, Middleboro, MA Public Library, "Levity in Motion" 2 pm, 508-946-2470
April 20, 8:30 pm, New England Folk Festival, Natick MA High School "Faux Folk"
April 22 Tom's of Maine, Earth Day at Laudholm Farm, Wells ME, 1 pm, 207-985-3874
April 26, Maranacook School, Readfield ME, "Hard Knocks"
April 28, Keepers of the Word Storytelling Festival, 10 am, 2 & 8 pm, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 413-542-2529

May 2001

May 2, Nashua NH Sisterhood
May 4, Woodstock VT, New England Artists Trust Congress, "Riot in the Garden",
May 14, Biddeford ME Middle School, "Hard Knocks" and "Perfect High"
May 17, St. Mark's School, Southboro MA, evening storytelling class
May 23, Penobscot Recreation Association, Lee ME, "Perfect High" for Lee
May 23, Kingman ME Elementary School, "Levity in Motion"
May 24-25, Maine Performing Arts Network conference, Portland ME
May 31, Kingswood Middle School, Wolfeboro NH, "Perfect High"
May 31, Jamaica State Park, evening show for Brattleboro VT high schoolers

 June 2001

June 3, Portsmouth NH, Temple Israel brunch
June 6, Westford MA, 5th Grade Health programs, "The Perfect High"
June 11, New England Institute of Addiction Studies, Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME, "Hard Knocks", 207-621-2549
June 12, Outdoor Maine Studies Classroom, Tanglewood Camp, Lincolnville ME
- "Wild Things"
June 23, Early Childhood Music & Movement Association conference, Concord
NH - "Dancing Man" 603-527-1679

July 2001

July 5, MDI Biological Laboratory, Children's Science Night, 5:30 pm,
July 6, Friends of Acadia, Grants Park, Bar Harbor, 5 pm, 207-288-3340
July 11-15, National Storytelling Network Conference, "Hard Knocks", Providence RI 800-525-4514
July 15, private party, Boston Yacht Club
July 23, Harborside ME Good Life Center, "The Man Who Planted Hope",
July 26, Winslow Park, Freeport ME, 6:15 pm - "Disorderly Conduct"
July 29, Putney VT High School Summer Program

August 2001

August 3-5, Maine Festival. Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick, 2 shows daily,
August 20, Acadia Reportory Theatre, Somesville ME, 8 pm - "A Dad's Eye View" (premiere!) - of babies, breastfeeding and beyond. 207-244-7260
August 21, Acadia Repertory Theatre, Somesville, ME, 10:30 a.m. "Jackson's Top Ten" – hit songs and stories from a decade of family programs. 244-7260
August 27, Acadia Reportory Theatre, Somesville ME, 8 pm - "A Dad's Eye View" - of babies, breastfeeding and beyond. 207-244-7260
August 28, Acadia Repertory Theatre, Somesville, ME, 10:30 a.m. "Jackson's Top Ten" – hit songs and stories from a decade of family programs. 244-7260

September 2001

September 5, College of the Atlantic, Convocation, Bar Harbor, ME, 1:00 p.m.
September 7, Sumner High School, "Perfect High," E. Sullivan, ME
September 8, Second Saturdays Storyland, Orono ME, 1:30 pm, 207-866-4805
September 12, Saco River Cable TV, taping of music series feature
September 14, Peacedale, RI, Johnnycake Storytelling Festival, 7 p.m., 401-789-9301
September 15 Mass. Horticultural Society Library Dedication, "Riot in the Garden,"
9:30 a.m., 900 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 617-933-4910
September 15, Peacedale, RI, Johnnycake Storytelling Festival, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 pm., 401-789-9301
September 16, Peacedale, RI, Johnnycake Storytelling Festival, 401-789-9301
September 22, private party, Seal Harbor
September 24, Screening of "Liberty, Maine" at The Movies, Exchange Street, Portland
September 30, MIT Lincoln Lab Family Day, Lexington, MA

October 2001

October 7-8, Master of Merrymaking, Carl & Martha's Wedding, Great Barrington, MA
October 9, Conference on Teenage Pregnancy, Waterville ME Elks Lodge, "A Dad's Eye View
October 12-14, Children's Music Network Gathering, Petaluma CA, 847-733-8003
October 16, Prestwood School, Sonoma CA, 1:15 pm
October 16, Belvedere-Tibwan, CA Public Library "Just So Stories," 4 p.m., 415-789-2662
October 17, Burke School, San Francisco, 8:30 am
October 17, Northwood School, Napa CA, 1:20 pm
October 19-21, Missouri River Festival, St. Charles MO, on board the Goldenrod showboat, 800-357-7014
October 22, Mass. General Hospital Chaplaincy Conference, Boston

November 2001

November 8, Maine Destination Day, Holiday Inn, Portland CVB Trade Show, 207-772-4994
November 9, "Hard Knocks" for Oak Hill High School, held at St. Phillips, Church, Auburn ME
November 10, Sign Language With Your Baby workshop, Downeast Health Center, Ellsworth ME, 207-667-5504x225, 10 a.m.
November 12, "Perfect High" for Bellows Falls, VT Union High School
November 13-15, "Just So Stories", Rudyard-in-residence for groups touring Kipling's historic home in Dummerston VT, 802-254-6868
November 16, Chester VT Junior/Senior High School, "Hard Knocks" & "Perfect High"
November 17, Jewish Storytelling Coalition's Tellabration, Puppet Showplace,
Brookline Village, MA, 8 pm, 617-244-2884
November 27, Bates Elementary school assemblies, Salem MA

December 2001

December 3 Lee (ME) Academy, 8:30 Perfect High, 9:30 "Levity in Motion", 1:00, "Hard Knocks"

December 5 Oxford Hills HS, South Paris ME, 8:30 a.m., "Hard Knocks"

December 9, mid-afternoon, Brewster MA Library, 3:30, 508-896-3913
December 30, 3 pm, Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, Boylston MA, 508-369-6111 x36
December 31, First Night Sturbridge MA, 5, 6 and 10 pm, 508-347-2761

January 2002

January 1, 2002 First Night, Sharon, MA, 1:00 and 2:00 at Sharon MA High School 781-784-9454
January 12, 3 & 8 pm, New England Performers Retreat Show, West Village Meeting House, W. Brattleboro VT, 413-549-3722
updated: November 30, 2017

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You can take home some of Jackson's memorable characters with audio and video performances available for purchase.

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.

To order, contact Jackson by e-mail, or order on-line directly from Chip Taylor Communications, $25 plus shipping & handling, (one-time broadcast rights $99.99)

Downeast Ballads
by Ruth Moore and Others
Experience a memorable raft of characters from the Maine coast. Among others, there's Charley, who "sees some mighty strange things when is FUI (Fishing Under the Influence)," Old Randall, who everyone knew was "dumb as a hake," Sam, who thought he'd seen a German submarine, and Gray, who thought he'd seen his last. From "The Darker Side" of eerie fogs and loved ones lost at sea, to "The Lighter Side," a delightful compendium of spoken and sung ballads. Featuring the writing and musical talents of Ruth Moore, Gordon Bok, Benny Rehl, and others.

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Answering Machine Messages
If you've seen and heard Jackson's characters live, then you'll be sure to want one or more of his wacky alter egos to answer the phone while you're away. Greet incoming calls with Wolfman Jackson, comedic slices of favorite tv shows, or Shakespoof. Or, have Jackson create a special message just for you, your group or organization.

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