Justine de Mierre

Justine is a passionate, energetic and inventive performer who delights in connecting playfully with audiences and artists through her storytelling, improvisation, hosting and music. With over 25 years professional performance experience, Justine came to storytelling from a background in community and street theatre. Her storytelling practice So… what’s the story? has seen her telling and hosting at festivals and events nationally and internationally including the International Storytelling Festival in Marrakech, Storyseed Festival in Timisoara Romania (European Capital of Culture programme), Cambridge Folk Festival, Leigh Folk Festival, Bath Literary Festival, Edinburgh Literary Festival, Folk East and The National Centre for the Folk Arts at Halsway. Her eclectic storytelling work ranges from telling and facilitating in schools, libraries and prisons, to performing raucous adults only one-woman storytelling shows, to facilitating story sharing through drama for learning disabled people. Her love of live, spontaneous, responsive performance and supporting others to do the same runs through her other performance practices: running courses with her improv company The Unqualified Yes, and hosting joyously eclectic open mic and variety events – online and in person – which bring together new and experienced performers to collaborate across spoken work, improv and music.