Sparkling with energy, wit and whimsy, the "Stand-Up Chameleon" engages and delights audiences of all ages. Song, dance, mime and/or sign language might be incorporated into his performance, or a simple, quiet delivery – whatever works best to bring a story to life.
Dozens of shows to choose from, including many interactive, educational nature programs. Speaking to their educational value, Hartford Performs (CT) has a very rigorous vetting process which ensures program quality and alignment with Common Core Learning Standards. Seven of his presentations have been accepted, which is the most that any individual has with them.
Jackson had his Off-Broadway debut with his Kipling program at the United Solo Theatre Festival. Of the 130 shows from around the world it received the Best Educational award. "Rudyard Kipling Revisited" is currently part of NH Humanities to Go catalog, through which funding is available.
Jackson has thrice been Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center and has been featured four times at the National Storytelling Festival and many others around the country. He helps others develop and share their own personal stories during his Springboards for Stories workshops held annually in the inspiring setting of Kipling's historic Brattleboro home. That weekend and other unique workshops are described on the workshop page of his website, along with his availability for private coaching.
35+ years experience. Easy-going and flexible. References galore.
"A masterly storyteller. Compelling..." – Christian Science Monitor
“…one could never err in selecting Jackson. He’s incredible!” – Missouri River Storytelling Festival