Jane tells tales of dutiful daughters and wise women, faithful sons and wicked kings, of magic skipping ropes and Irish heroes, of the angel Elijah and the fools of Chelm. She tells personal stories about her New Orleans childhood and her Maryland neighbors, her favorite being “Daddy’s on the Roof and He’s Got the Ax.” Jane has performed at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. She has told at Speak! a storytelling series in Shepardstown WVa, The Women’s Festival, 2020 and 2021, Stone Soup, Sharing the Fire, Northlands Storytelling Conference, and the Rose Valley storytelling series in Media, PA. She’s shared personal stories at ‘Better Said than Done.”

Jane Dorfman is a performing member and president of Voices-in-the-Glen. She crafted a program of lesser known Arabian Nights stories as part of a grant, Muslim Journeys, at Montgomery College, and performed them at the NSN Conference Fringe in 2016. She tells stories for children and adults at festivals and in libraries and in the schools. She loves stories that carry the listener away. Jane also has two Cds The Man Who Had No Story –Fresh versions of stories from Celtic lands and new takes on The Brothers Grimm. Winner of a Storytelling World Resource Award for 2020 and Tales from the Arabian Nights –Lesser known stories from the Arabian Nights, a bit risqué, a lot of fun.
Winner of a 2021 World Storytelling Award

Bethesda, MD
(301) 654-5814 | (301) 500-4966 | dorfmanjo@gmail.com