"It all started on THE SECOND LANDING.
To the immediate right of our front door were three quick steps up to the first landing. A right turn took you up the next eight steps and delivered you to my stage, THE SECOND LANDING. A curtained window to the left, looking on to the neighbor's roof was my backdrop. Another right turn and you had your choice of the five tiered theater seating. It was room enough for five siblings, Mom and Dad, popcorn and programs for those that got there early. The landing was not much more than 3'X3' but it was big enough for my performances of poems, monologues and stories.
Now my stories number in the hundreds and my audiences have grown to include many wonderful families. The stage may be a classroom, a camp site or community center, hospital or church, home or a theater. Stories fit anywhere, on any landing you happen to be on now."
Mij earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Children's Creative Play from Dominican College in Racine, WI. She believes in play. Play is free. Play is creative. Play is complete unto itself. Play is the question and the answer. There is no right or wrong way to play. Through play we learn our place in the world. So it is with storytelling. Free, creative, the question and the answer, just tell, just listen.