Gayle Stevenson, BC Central Credit Union “It never ceases to amaze me how well you work with the people who are attending functions, not only to make them a part of the event, but to include some of them as part of the show. It makes for an extraordinary event… It is always a pleasure to work with a true professional and I thank you for that. Thanks for entertaining us in such a marvelous fashion and being a great ambassador for our community.
Don Gaylord Bryan
Don Bryan is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s top ventriloquists working today. Recognized as a leading expert in the lost art of creating and carving ventriloquist dummies.
In more than three decades of performing he has appeared on national television in Canada and the United States and performed in many fairs and festivals over the year. He is currently a very popular variety performer on the cruise ship circuit throughout the world.
With his innovative style, flawless timing and technique, makes him one of the most accomplished ventriloquist to walk the stage since Edgar Bergen. He works with four characters, who in parts of the act are left alone on stage and still move and talk on their own, a unique presentation, that is both startling and very funny. Working with the audience, he brings them into the show resulting in humorous situations, creating gales of laughter from the crowd.
Shows can be geared and customized to a specific group. Adults and children are entertained and amazed at his skill. This is a seasoned performer, Ventriloquism at its finest.
Guess Who’s Talking?
This book is all about ventriloquism, how to do it, the techniques of voice manipulation, and creating the illusion of throwing your voice. I have included a bit of history of the art form and its earliest practitioners. There is a personal section, a chapter of my beginnings and first attempts at building puppets.
In addition, there is anecdotal material covering my more-than-fifty years as a performing artist. There is a complete section detailing puppet construction, and it offers a woodcarving course, with complete details showing the process of dummy building. Included are useful tips on performance, script writing, puppet manipulation, and stagecraft.
The entire conference was very well received and your presentation “The Many Characters of Don Bryan” was a perfect way to end the meeting. I heard many comments regarding how much fun the luncheon was; all responses that I did get were extremely favourable … I look forward to the possibility of working together again in the future.”
“Don’s performance was wonderful. The audience was absolutely thrilled. People were literally laying over the table with their heads in their arms, trying to regain control of themselves. Most of all, we appreciated Don’s dedication to the performance. Many times you see performers who treat you ‘just like everyone else’ and the performance as ‘just another performance’. Don did not do that … he put 110% into ensuring that our audience was thoroughly entertained. Please pass our thanks on to him.”
“Don’s act with Noseworthy was a huge success and left us almost literally ‘rolling in aisles’. Some of the comments I heard later were: ‘ I haven’t laughed so hard in years’. ‘my sides were actually sore from laughing’, ‘I just didn’t want the performance to end’. I would highly recommend Don Bryan to anyone who is looking for a good humorous entertainer that will surely please any crowd”.