On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, Odyssey Storytelling volunteers met for our annual theme rumble and pot luck. It was our first opportunity to congratulate and hear from new Executive Producer Ana Gaskin. Tears were shed as outgoing EP Jen Nowicki Clark passed on the torch, but we aren’t saying good-bye to Jen, as she is sure to be around for a long, long time. No, we were just giving her our warm, mushy and heartfelt thanks for her years of great service to Odyssey.
We are so excited to announce the upcoming 2019 dates and themes. Here they are:
Jan 3 – Magical
Feb 7 – Red Hot
Mar 7 – Journeys (15th Anniversary Show)
Apr 4 – Extra
May 2 – Heroes and Villains
June 6 – Dissent
July 11 – Fireworks
Aug 1 – Half-Baked
Sep 5 – Disaster
Oct 3 – Spirits
Nov 7 – Second Chances
Dec 5 – Chill
If you’re interested in telling a story, send your idea and a brief bio to email@example.com. And be sure to come down to Sea of Glass a week from tonight for the final Odyssey show of 2018, Mortified!
August 23rd, 2018
6:30-8:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre, in The Historic YWCA, 738 N 5th Avenue
$5 Suggested cash donation at the door
What makes education worth investing in? The moment when something clicks for the first time? The students transformed? The jobs gained? The chance to start over?
Join us to hear true stories from local students, teachers, parents and community members about how education has shaped who they are today, what they’ve learned, what they’ve seen, how they have supported education and what role we all play in the future of education in our state.
Terrol Dew Johnson
Evan Grae Davis
Curated by Jen Nowicki Clark and Josh Schachter
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2070954443167740/
Thanks to all the volunteers and speakers, and especially to our emcee, Editorial Cartoonist and Humor Columnist, David Fitzsimmons, for making this event such an incredible success. We will be posting photos soon.
Penelope Starr read from her newly released book, The Radical Act of Community Storytelling: Empowering Voices in Uncensored Events. This step-by-step guide chronicles Starr’s years growing the community of Odyssey Storytelling. Why did a fifty-eight year old artist decide to take on a small project that turned into a successful nonprofit storytelling organization? What challenges did she face and how did she survive them? How can other communities create their own storytelling events? Experience her joys, frustrations and laughter. The Radical Act of Community Storytelling is packed with practical tips and plenty of inspirational stories.
Now more than ever, we must celebrate and embrace the uncensored voices of diverse community members. This is exactly what Odyssey Storytelling has been doing for thirteen years through monthly live shows featuring the true stories of everyday people.