2016 Festival Performers and Presenters

Mary McCullum Baldasaro
Teacher | Storyteller | Playwright

If we’re all, as Ram Dass writes, “just walking each other home,” then surely stories illuminate the journey. Mary is an educator, playwright and storyteller who has performed in schools, libraries and storytelling festivals, and is a regular teller at Stories Aloud at The Button Factory in Waterloo. She has performed at the Toronto Storytelling Festival, Latitudes Storytelling Festival and the Heart & Hand Festival.

Judy Caulfield
Teacher | Storyteller

As a teacher/storyteller, Judy Caulfield has used storytelling extensively in school settings for over two decades. She’s presented workshops on becoming a storyteller and using storytelling with students.

Judy has been telling traditional tales at the Celtic Roots Festival in Goderich for nearly twenty years. She has also told stories at the Toronto Storytelling Festival, Kitchener’s Heart & Hand Festival, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Peel Heritage Complex, Nuit Blanche, and at conferences, school events and in classrooms. Judy is a member of the Baden Storytelling Guild.

Sheila Diemert
Visual Artist 

Sheila Diemert uses art as a communication tool. Her acrylic landscapes spin tales of power, beauty and harmony from the natural world. Currently, she loves to paint huge canvases of trees in bold colours. What stories do you see when you view her work?  www.sheiladiemert.com

Kevin White
Actor | Comedian | Library Technician

Kevin White is a graduate of the Humber College Theatre Arts – Performance program and works as a school library technician and actor. In addition to the Latitudes Storytelling Festival, Kevin performs narrated works set to music with pianist Mauro Bertoli (MitBravour), Waterloo’s Theatre on the Edge improv troupe, There’s A Production, JM Drama (where he is also currently a member of the board), Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre and others.