Jackson Gillman

Jackson Gillman has portrayed Rudyard-in-Residence at Kipling's historic Dummerston VT home annually from 2000 to the pandemic pause. Audiences have included historical societies and other adult groups. "Rudyard Kipling Revisited" has been on the roster of the NH Humanities to Go Speakers Bureau since 2015. References are available from those presentations as well as from the Kipling Society, the New England Library Association and many other groups.  His Kipling show was presented Off-Broadway at the 2014 United Solo Theater Festival and received the Most Educational Award of 130 shows from around the world.

 

 

Contact
Jackson Gillman
Onset, MA 02558
jxsong@comcast.net
Home Phone: 508-295-0886

Jackson Gillman's Programs

Rudyard Kipling Revisited

Rudyard Kipling Revisited

Rudyard Kipling was the most internationally-celebrated author of his day. The first four years of his marriage and fatherhood were spent in New England where he built his dream house - Naulakha in Dummerston, Vermont - now preserved as a Landmark Trust property. It was there that he penned The Jungle Book and other classics. These were productive and happy years for the young literary giant, but eventually deeply troubled. Although Kipling was an intensely private individual, Jackson Gillman's sensitive portrayal provides an inside look at the writer's experience in New England and some of the controversy surrounding this complex man. Part lecture, part living history, part storytelling, Jackson's presentation includes a selection of the classic Just So Stories.