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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Jill Johnson

725 Suzanne Court
Langley, WA 98260

(360) 221-0326

(360) 708-0530


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Actress, storyteller, teacher, and trainer, Jill Johnson performs and teaches from her home on Whidbey Island in Washington State.

"The core of my storytelling comes from teaching and training - in Africa, Southeast Asia, the South Pacific - and here at home. I love using storytelling to build a sense of community; in a classroom, a library, a meeting, a theater... wherever!"

Jill has performed and given workshops in Washington, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Oregon, California and overseas. She has been a featured performer with Humanities Washington, the Bay Area Storytelling Festival (CA), and the "Haunting in the Hills" festival in Tennessee. She also toured in Africa, performing and giving workshops in Cameroon and South Africa.

Her one woman show, "Little, But OH My!", depicts the life of Berte Olson, the first woman to skipper a ferry boat on Puget Sound. Her newest show, "Rebecca", follows Washington State pioneer, Rebecca Ebey, across the Oregon Trail from Missouri to WA

Types of stories I tell:

FOLK TALES: from around the world HISTORICAL tales - of men and women, ghosts, heroes, and scoundrels ORIGINAL tales -about growing up, family traditions,cross-cultural experiences,and the wild.

I tell stories for:

All Ages

I provide workshops:


I am willing to travel:


My travel requirements:

Mileage: .575 per mile plus ferry costs Plane or rail costs as needed

School Districts I am cleared to work in:

South, Central,and North Whidbey Lake Stevens, Darrington, Mukilteo, Washington County (Tn), Green County (TN)

I am willing to mentor:


Organizations I belong to:

Seattle Storytelling Guild National Storytelling Network NSN: Seattle Liaison Jonesborough Storytelling Guild (fmr)