Odyssey Storytelling Presents: You Don’t Know Me
Curator: Jess Kapp
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Doors at 6:30, show at 7
The Sea of Glass Center for the Arts
330 E. 7th Street
$10 Adults, $7 Students with ID
Purchase tickets at the door
What we do for a living. Our hobbies. The clothes we like to wear and the foods we like to eat. The stories we tell the people around us, and the profiles we create online. What does it really mean to “know” someone? For most of us, there is a spectrum of what we share and who we let in. There are those we tell our deepest secrets to, and those we keep at arm’s length. There are things we reveal to the masses, and things we save for ourselves. And sometimes what we think we know about others, and even ourselves, is just what we want to believe.
Equal parts starry-eyed idealist and crusty construction worker, Joe Silins is originally from Phoenix but has been in Tucson nearly long enough to call himself a local. A freshly-minted entrepreneur, Joe doesn’t have excessive amounts of free-time, but in the time he does have he likes spending time with friends, yoga-ing, and talking about how he should be camping and hiking more.
Ben Tyler is a native Arizonan who has worked in the theatre for most of his purported professional life. He works as an actor, director, and playwright. This is his second appearance at Odyssey. About 10 years ago Ben appeared at an Odyssey event and told his story about being a sperm donor for his vasectomized brother. He later developed this into an hour long solo show called, The Sperm of Ten Men, and in 2016 performed it at the United Solo Festival on Broadway in NYC. The story you are about to hear is true. None of the names have been changed because nobody is innocent.
Pamela Asbury-Smith is a retired archaeologist with a checkered history, some of it actually true. After many years living in Paradise, apparently her mind went missing and she followed it to Arizona. Pamela will speak about how bombs and mascara influenced her life.
Nick Breckenfeld is a Tucson native raised in a multicultural household. He is a high school educator specializing in science education and in his spare time he owns a small business Spunlight Cotton Candy, with his wife Kate. He has been known to cook good food, and enjoy veggies from his garden, surrounded by six sheep, two cats, two and a half dogs, chickens and a peacock. An avid rock nerd, he enjoys rockhounding, hiking, and all things geology.
Cherie Johnston lives a secret life known only to the keepers of mystery and hours. She took her first breath in Utah, learned to swim in Nevada, hunt in Wyoming, ride in Idaho, and ski in Washington State. Arizona has been her home since 1978. Family ties brought her to Tucson six years ago and renamed her MiMi in 2015. Two precious grandsons keep her entertained and excited about living in the moment. Cherie speaks fluent geek, conversational nerd, and medical language translation/interpretation. She teaches power tool safety in advanced shop and hand skills using fiber, leather, copper, and clay. One small student introduced her by saying she made things bigger, and bumpy and could make them talk. Digital natives and late adopters equally appreciate her classes in magnification, speech output and Braille. If you are someone who is spiritually fit, appreciates sunrise, is financially responsible, and has a sense of wit and wonder please introduce yourself! Cherie is looking for a travel partner. She firmly believes that not all who wander are lost. She is always looking for healing water, hopeful sunrises, and kindred spirits.
DaNel Hogan is a professional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) educator. As the Director of The STEMAZing Project, she currently finds herself teaching teachers how to better engage students using STEM content. DaNel finds her creativity and imagination focused on #STEMontheCheap hacks – using inexpensive materials to teach STEM lessons.