Who we are
Jan Andrews and Jennifer Cayley. Two dynamic storytellers dedicated to ensuring that storytelling for adults achieves its full potential on the Canadian cultural scene.
Our emphasis is on storytelling of the highest caliber.
We have the skills to assist in program development; to handle promotion, administration and logistics.
We’re experienced and we’re hugely friendly. Working with us is not only rewarding, it’s fun.
What we do
We organize and promote performances by ourselves and other tellers in established performance venues.
We have a season and a season’s brochure.
We maintain a growing backlist of past productions available for booking.
Where we do it
We’re based in Lanark, Ontario. Right now, our programming focus is Eastern Ontario and West Quebec.
We plan to go bigger, reach further as time goes by.
We offer enriching workshops to groups, using the old tales, to bring people together in experiences of personal development.
We provide storytelling tools for organizational growth.
We are known for our ability to ensure meaningful group learning in workshops for storytellers at all levels -- from beginner to master class.
We offer individual coaching for script development, performance preparation, grant writing, event organization and promotion.*
Board Chair: Colin Henein, policy wonk for the federal government, software expert, broadcaster, listener extraordinaire;
Secretary: Emily Pearlman, actor, playwright, director, producer, co-founder of one of Ottawa’s brightest new theatre companies, MiCasa
Treasurer: Linda Steele, a registered accountant with all the skills we need
Member at Large: Ellis Lynn Duschenes, teller of presence and power, founding member of Ottawa Storytellers.
Promotion Consultant: Annette Hegel, visual artist, activist;
Artistic Advisor: Jan Irwin, playwright, director, mover and shaker on the Ottawa theatre scene.
*We also have a number of other related talents. Visit www.janandrews.ca, jansstorytellingclub.wordpress.com and jennifercayleystoryteller.wordpress.com for more information.