Curated by Sarah K Smith —
Thursday, August 4, 2016 —
Doors: 6:30 p.m., Show: 7 p.m. —
The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress —
$8 Adults, $6 Students —
Getting lost to find yourself. Losing your mind to losing your shirt to losing your shit. Getting swept away by love. Stories of finding your passion, experiencing disaster, and going on road trips. Lost arts and traditions. Reinvention and recovery. Dropping off the grid. Lost keys, lost wallets, lost phones, and the ridiculous lengths taken to retrieve them. Come get lost with Odyssey!
Steven Braun: My wife and I have been married for 30 years, have a daughter and live to soodle (wander aimlessly). I have been a student of philosophy, a chef, a firefighter (very) briefly and now work as a 911 dispatcher. In less than a week, I will be awarded a Masters in Public Administration. But, don’t call me a late bloomer!
Jerry Diaz has been residing in the Old Pueblo since 1989. He has raised 3 Daughters since then, and enjoys his adopted home more and more every year. Jerry can be found all over the city from servicing the Mental Health community, to announcing in our Youth Roller Derby matches, to playing percussion with Sol Axe, to protesting for one of the many passions he is attached to. Jerry is enjoying the second half of his life, and plans to be even more active with the time he is given.
My name is Crystal Melara and I was born in Bellflower, California. I moved to Rio Rico, Arizona about 10 years ago when I was 8 years old. Now I’m 18 and still the same height but with bigger ambitions and dreams. I’m currently a film major and I hope to travel the world to create short films. I’m very excited to share my story for this month’s Odyssey Storytelling Event!
Patty Walmann is a former fiber artist “weaver”, former teacher “gifted and talented” and former attorney “elder abuse.” She currently collects oral histories for the Amerind Museum and the Saint David Cultural Center. Patty grew up in Wisconsin, came of age in New York, matured in San Francisco and is now reveling in Tucson as her city in which to become an old person. (She saved the best for last!) She has been married to Jim for almost 50 years, has three wonderful children and three gifted and talented grandchildren.
Alice Webb: I am a very silly and loud, yet sensitive person. Born and raised in Phoenix and defected to Tucson in 1997. I have been a nurse for 14 years. If you turn the radio to any channel, it’s highly likely I can sing along. I once made a hot dog for Joey Lawrence. Whoa!
Hannah Woelke comes from a long line of story tellers. They have influenced her throughout her life and they continue to be her favorite way to express herself. As a result, she has incorporated storytelling into her work teaching job readiness to people with disabilities. She also tells stories to her husband and cat, whether they like it or not.
Curated by Sarah K Smith
Sarah began her Odyssey Storytelling odyssey 8 years ago as a producer, storyteller, and curator. She works in the arts, education, youth development, community en-gagement, nonprofit management, and event planning. Sarah co-directs Studio ONE: A Space for Art and Ac-tivism in downtown Tucson. She is also an actor, direc-tor, and curator and loves theatre, art, films, fiction, cooking, spending time with her wonderful husband, and dogs!