"The shortest distance
between two people
is a story."

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A Few Words About Us

Six Feet Apart Productions was born out of the never-ending need to entertain and be entertained. Armed only with a Zoom account, a sketchy internet connection, and the combined technical knowledge of an eight-year-old, Claire Hennessy and Regina Stoops are determined to turn Shelter-in-Place into Entertainment-in-Place.

Stay Six Feet Apart as we bring the entertainment from our living rooms to yours through storytelling, poetry, comedy, music, and who knows what else. An eclectic mix of entertainment to feel connected in times of social distancing and self-isolation.

Our shows bring you a mix of stories and storytellers, from Moth GrandSlam winners to those who have never told a story on stage before. From Internationally known folk tale storytellers to authors who just had their books launched into an environment with no bookstores. Plus a StorySlam where you can vote on your favorite story and the winners go on to our Stellar StorySlam.

We also produce Comedy shows and Stories in Living Color in association with other organizations, such as the Storytelling Association of California, Better Said Than Done and Story Jam.

Claire Hennessy

British-born Claire Hennessy is a storyteller, podcaster (The Bonkers Brit) and author. She performs funny, true and often embarrassing stories about her husband and kids around the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been published in numerous award-winning anthologies and is hoping to find an agent for her humorous memoir before she is too old to go on a book tour.

To listen to The Bonkers Brit, please visit her podcast, listen on all major podcast platforms or visit her Facebook page.

Regina Stoops

Comedian, award-winning storyteller and writer Regina Stoops has lived a life filled with so many causes she has run out of room on her car's bumper. With thought-provoking honesty and humor, Regina entertains with tales about the hurdles, detours and lessons learned along life's path. Regina is a stay-at-home mom, special needs parent and MS Warrior currently sheltering in place in the Bay Area with her wife and three kids.

For more information on Regina, please visit her website or Facebook page.

Upcoming Shows

Below are our Upcoming Shows, as well as a recent show which is available for streaming. Click on the picture to find out more information and to buy tickets.

On August 5th, come with us as we step into the enchanted, mystical world of Magical Fairytales! Tales with twists and turns told with amazing talent from Misty Mator, Laura Packer, Roopa Mohan and Ben Tucker
On August 19, join Emcee Regina Stoops and storytellers Simon Brooks, Calvin S. Cato, Claire Hennessy, Archy Jamjun, and Jessica Robinson for “Rated R-ibald: Immature Stories for Mature Ears.”Rib·ald adjective “referring to sexual matters in an amusingly coarse or irreverent way.”Six Feet Apart Productions and Better Said Than Done have teamed up to bring you five stories – folktales to make your grandma blush, personal stories that may be a tad too personal – most a bit naughty, and all fully hilarious. Join us for an evening of risque, rowdy, bawdy storytelling brought to you by Better Said Than Done and Six Feet Apart Productions.

Previous Shows

Below are a sample of some of our previous shows. Click on any show to play.

Drag Queens Dish ... Stories with Flair and Big Hair!Join us as we celebrate Pride with delightful dames who dish. Sassy, saucy stories from the Queens of Drag.With guest emcee: Calvin S. CatoStoryellers: Covid Cassandra, Posh Rice, Per Sia and Ona Louise
Humor-Us...Or better yet, let us humor you! Stories of Wit Well Told. Let us lighten your day with laughter. Personal, stories told to bring a smile and a chuckle. What better way to celebrate National O. Henry Pun-Off Day? With Ed Stivender, Mary Theresa Archbold, Mo Reynolds and Vijai Nathan
Join us as we wander down the Path of Myths, Magic and Mystery. With Alton Chung, Megan Wells, Charlotte Blake Alston, Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke.
BLACK STORIES MATTER - Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with five award winning storytellers. A portion of all proceeds went to the National Association of Black Storytellers. Emcee: Sheila Arnold and storytellers: Diane Ferlatte, Muriel Johnson, Baba the Storyteller and Devan Sandiford
STORYSLAM: LOVE. Love Unrequited or head over heels? Stars aligned or a great black hole? Have you ever been in love, smitten, besotted? Did Cupid's arrow find it's mark or miss by a mile? Stories about love and affection, desire and dread and all things love. L In love, out of love, for the love of a good story, don't miss this show!
ANNIVERSARY SHOW. A celebration of our first year of storytelling magic and mayhem. Join co-producers Claire Hennessy and Regina Stoops along with our fabulous guests for the evening:Sheila Arnold, Simon Brooks, Mary Carouba, Kate Farrell, Diane Ferlatte, JP Frary, Bil Lepp, Jessica Robinson, Cory Rosen, Brandon Spars and Kirk Waller
BIL LEPP SPECIAL
Stories of adolescence hijinks and international true love with two award winning storytellers: Bil Lepp and guest, Brandon Spars.
FAMILY FICTION. Andy Offutt Irwin and Paul Strickland both have families with peculiar jobs… but their family members also have strange preoccupations… and also, occasionally, a family member or two will “occupy” their lives in hilarious and unexpected ways. Tall tales, music and fun.
EVERY SONG'S A STORY. A show where four award-winning performers use spoken word and song to tell their stories. This show includes tales of love, loss, marriage, murder, the ordinary and the extraordinary. With Kim Weitkamp, Sam Payne, Paul Strickland and Rachel Ann Harding

Click HERE to see all our shows.

Giving Back

SFAP believes in giving back to our community and the world at large. Often our shows will have a theme and we donate a portion of the proceeds accordingly. To that end, we have raised over $1200.00 and have donated to the following organizations.

Quotes

"A fabulous show. Wonderful storytelling."
"Well curated content providing a unique program that continues to grow in popularity."
"I am really loving all these wonderful stories. Really a treat. Muchisimas gracias to everyone who is participating."
"That was a really meaningful and well put together event! From the production, MC and all the tellers - what a quality event and experience. Thank you!"
"Loved the show! Wasn't able to attend live, but watched the recording."
"Thanks so much for inviting me to hang out with such a talented group of people. I had a great time and you produced a great show."
"That event was Incredible!! What a skill storytelling is and an engaging experience for listeners to visualize the events! My older boys (9 & 11) were cuddled under a blanket, predicting what was going to happen next, gasping out loud and saying what they’d do differently than the characters! Our family plans to join again for more storytelling adventures soon!"
"It was a gut-punching, powerful show last night (Re BLM show on Feb 6, 2021). I am so glad you asked me to be "backstage," because I think it mattered to have white folks in the live audience. I was honored to bear witness to the painful stories that were difficult to hear and process. Sheila was brilliant as the emcee to carry us through with lyrics from "Lift Every Voice and Sing." Kudos to you all."
"It was a terrific show, quite an impressive group of storytellers. Claire was a fantastic host, giving equal enthusiasm for each teller, with insightful interview questions that added so much more than an intro/bio. Kudos!"

The Team

Claire Hennessy

Producer

Regina Stoops

Producer

Mark "Bug" Hennessy

Technical Guru

Tom Breese

Graphic Design

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