Jennifer Jasper & Teatro Paraguas Present I CAN HEAR YOU...BUT I'M NOT LISTENING Tonight

Jasper, in association with Teatro Paraguas, presents a night of twisted and hilarious personal storytelling from Jennifer Jasper in I Can Hear You ... But I'm Not Listening. Unscripted and improvised, Jasper explores her experiences as the middle daughter in a family of five girls with colorful (and off-color) stories. From her early efforts at speech therapy to her Laura Ingalls Wilder obsession to her discovery of her grandfather's "interesting" hobby, Jasper's expert comic skills and her gift for wringing laughs from the dark and uncomfortable moments of growing up make each performance unique and revealing.

Where: Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

When: Two Nights Only! Tonight & Friday, January 9th and 10th at 8:00pm.

Reservations & Tickets: $18 General; $15 Seniors & Students at the door; Call 505.424.1601 for reservations

Jasper didn't speak until she was 3 years old. And when she finally did, in full sentences, her family didn't understand her. But growing up the middle child of five girls, struggling to express herself, she forged a knack for observation, turning those observations into comedy. Her stories are brutally honest, sometimes poignant, and absolutely hilarious.

Jasper is a hilarious storyteller, performer and director who's been rocking the Northwest theater scene for more than two decades. She's a highly respected and much loved fixture in the Seattle live performance community and is known for her consummate storytelling, her pristine timing and her intuitive director's eye. As a performer Jennifer possesses an uncanny capacity for creating memorable characters that are colorful, often outlandish and always emotionally authentic.

In 2013, Jennifer was awarded one of eight Artist Support grants from Jack Straw Productions to record her stories. She was also selected to be Artist in Residence at Theatre Off Jackson. She is developing a new one woman show for the 2013-2014 season of the new Gay City Arts theater space In 2012 and 2013 she had three successful runs of her one-woman show "I Can Hear You...but I'm Not Listening," including the 2013 Solo Performance Festival at Theatre Off Jackson.

Jennifer received her BA in directing from the University of New Mexico. She moved to Seattle in 1988 with the improvisational company she co-founded, Kings' Elephant Theatre. After a decade of critical and commercial success with Kings' Elephant, Jennifer went on to co-found Vixen Productions (1995-2005). This all-woman company toured and performed nationally and was featured at the Michigan Womyns Music Festival in 1999 and again in 2003. She is currently a member of Printer's Devil Theater.

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