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Burke, Kelley Jo


Kelley Jo Burke is an award-winning playwright and poet, a director, storyteller, documentarian, and broadcaster.  Her plays and poetry have been produced and published in Canada, and around the world, including her latest stage play The Lucky Ones, Somewhere, Sk., Ducks on the Moon, The Selkie Wife, and Charming and Rose: True Love, which has been staged over thirty times in Canada, the U.S., and Europe.  Her radio play "Big Ocean" was heard in 7 countries in 2000. Her stand-up documentary, Ducks on the Moon, which she wrote, and performs toured Western Canada, and was published by Hagios Press, fall 2010. It was also the centre of the 2010 CBC Radio IDEAS documentary of the same name, written and narrated by Burke. Her play The Selkie Wife was published by Scirocco Drama.  Charming and Rose: True Love was published by Blizzard Publishing in the anthology Prerogatives: Contemporary Plays by Women.  Jane'’s Thumb was released in 2006 in Signature Editions' Two Hands Clapping, edited by Kit Brennan. Kelley Jo directs and produces for stage and radio.  Recent radio productions include Gail Bowen’s “The World According to Charlie D.” Kevin Kerr’s  “Unity 1918”, Andrea Menard’s “The Velvet Devil, Ken Mitchell’s “Sarah Binks” and Merelda Fiddler’s “My Indian Brother”.Kelley Jo was the longtime host and producer of SoundXchange, an arts performance and news show for CBC Saskatchewan.  She has authored and produced documentaries for CBC Radio's IDEAS, including the upcoming Shame on You (tube) and has been a regular contributor to national and regional current affairs shows, including This Morning.  For eight years, she was the spoken word host/producer of CBC Saskatchewan’s Gallery. She’s been telling stories all her life; for the last 20 years,  professionally.

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