Odyssey Storytelling Presents: Extra
Curated by Vene Aguirre
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Doors at 6:30, show at 7
The Sea of Glass Center for the Arts
330 E 7th Street
$10 Adults, $7 Students
Odyssey proudly presents to you a night of extraordinary feats brought to you by Storyteller extraordinaries. Extrahuman strengths over adversity, extroverted artistic endeavors, and botanical extractions turned to culinary delights. An extravaganza of tales extrapolated in stunning detail guaranteed to extract genuine feelings in the coldest of hearts.
Andrea Carmichael believes that it is never to late to try something new or start over. This belief has led her into numerous new adventures and life transformations in the past few years, including storytelling, comedy, ballet, and soccer. In her former life she spent several years living and working in Russia and Central Asia. Now she works to mitigate the harm caused by a patriarchal exploitative capitalist system, and maintains her sanity and well-being by pursuing dance, working on cross-stitch projects, and spending quality time with friends. She dreams of performing in a musical and writing a book or two about her life adventures.
Jana Segal-Stormont was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom while pursuing her first love of screenwriting. The natural transition was writing reviews of meaningful films which lead to seeing a lot of documentaries. This was the beginning of her education on environmental issues and sustainable practices – like zero waste living, water harvesting, dry-land gardening, and desert foraging. As her boys grew like weeds, so did her passion for edible weeds! You can read about her adventures (and misadventures) in transitioning to a more sustainable lifestyle at sustainablelivingtucson.org, As she got more involved in the sustainability community, she saw the necessity for advocating for clean energy, conservation, and sound water policies so she formed Sustainable Tucson’s Environmental Advocacy team. Jana shares daily Calls to Action on https://desktopactivisttucson.blogspot.com/
David L. Brown is an ex-aerospace engineer who enjoys writing on Quora where he has over 250,000 views. Look on Quora for many of his free responses or at www.diaryofaBipolarEngineer.wordpress.com for more bipolar disorder stories on the blog located there. A few of his short stories are featured in Monsoon Madness (an eclectic anthology of local writers’ short stories and poems). This book will be available this summer. He continues to write about his bipolar disorder experiences and will eventually publish his own book on this topic.
David owns Jetstream Web Creations, which allows him to enjoy the interplay of creativity and technology used when building websites. He plays many types of strategy and role-playing games. He likes to read science fiction short stories.
Annie Kunz: I am a woman, mother, community activist, an advocate for many causes. I am a technical writer. I am a lover of the arts and culture, a science-fi nerd and a musician. I am an avid reader and lover of language and literature. I advocate for civil rights for the LGBTQ+ population of which I am a part, I am a disability rights advocate and I advocate for those suffering with the effects of mental illness. I am passionate, kind and caring but I can be fierce as a tiger in defending those I love.
Starting at the bottom of a field he never intended to go into changed Vic Roych’s life. For Odyssey Storytelling, he previously labored to be different.
Skip Svendsen: You were my friend; I miss you.
Joe Wright is an author and journalist from Nogales, Arizona. His writing credits including Conflict: To Secure A Nation and the Unlucky 7 anthology series as well as the upcoming Omega series. He is also a producer for We Love Nogales and host of the show En Linea with Joe Wright on the We Love Nogales Facebook page.
Tracey Kurtzman is a securely imperfect human who lives by the rule: “If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.” In her real life, she’s a pediatrician at El Rio Community Health Center where she cares for transgender and gender-expansive youth, children with chronic illness, and underserved families. In her fantasy life, she’s a Broadway actress with a voice like k.d. lang and legs like Tina Turner. She is married to one sexy dude, has two cool kids, and three barky mutts (not to be confused with the barky Mutz, who calls her Krazey). Tracey is especially proud of the fact that she can say “Thank you” in 35 languages.
Veneranda Aguirre debuted her spoken words talents at the 1983 Golfistas golf tournament with a poem about her fish Fred. She has since spoken to crowds from Tucson to the United Nations. Vene is a writer and attorney (inactive). When not writing she can be found making lipsync videos for Instagram.
The “Magical” show, performed live earlier this month and curated by new executive director Ana Gaskin, is now available on the Odyssey Storytelling Podcast! Tune in on your podcast app or follow the link below!
Come out and support Odyssey storytellers Molly McCloy and David Wayne Fitzsimmons as they perform stand-up comedy to support Hope, a foundation that provides peer-support behavioral health services. This event is part of the Comedy Alliance of Tucson’s CAT Comedy 520 LOL Crawl, featured in this week’s Tucson Weekly. Click here to read the article.