Odyssey Storytelling Presents: “Magical”
Curated by Ana Gaskin
Produced by Jen Nowicki Clark
Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm
The Sea of Glass Center for the Arts
330 E. 7th Street
$10 Adults, $7 students.
Inexplicable experiences, answered prayers, angels, and glitter. These are few of our magical things. When we experience something that moves us to tears and brings us to our knees and reminds us that there really is something bigger than us in the universe we know it’s truly a magical moment. Some of us are magical ourselves. Our magical storytellers are certainly a perfect example!
Miles Schneiderman is a freelance…everything, basically. Having never fully understood the concepts of “getting a job” or “finding a career,” he is happy to accept money from anyone willing to pay him to do the things he does best. As it happens, those things are primarily writing, podcasting, and all the things that come alongside writing and podcasting, like editing, fact-checking, proofreading, and audio production. He has been published in multiple places, including Yes! Magazine (which is impressive because it’s a well-respected journal of social and political solutions) and the science fiction blog Universes of the Mind (which is less impressive because it’s just a blog that he started one time). He is the host and producer of the Odyssey Storytelling Podcast, co-host and producer of the Smash Fiction Podcast, and co-host of the Unspoiled! Game of Thrones and Unspoiled! Dark Tower podcasts.
Bella Vivante’s mythic life journey includes travels by ships, planes, trains, automobiles, feet and thumbs across U.S., Europe and parts of the Middle East. She has worked as a store gift wrapper, house painter, secretary, waitress and professor of Classics—that’s Laughing and Grief (Lewis Carroll)—for 3 decades—she can’t believe it either. She now works creatively as an actor, writer, dancer, leader of trips to Greece, teacher of lifelong learners, storyteller and stand-up comic. She welcomes you to join her on this mythic magic carpet ride.
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.
Stephen Hall is a Vitamin-D deficient nerd who can usually be found playing long, involved board games. He is a juggler, unicyclist, and lover of all things Spider-Man (except that one scene in “Spider-Man 3”). He funds his geeky obsessions by working at the History of Pharmacy Museum, where he collects expired drugs and listens to 1980’s hip-hop.
Kermie Wohlenhaus, Ph.D. is an award-winning author, TV host, Zinester, Angelologist and Clairvoyant whose books include:
-How to Talk and Actually Listen to Your Guardian Angel which is available in Spanish, French, Dutch, and German.
-The 6-time Award-Winning Shopping with the Virgin Mary and Kermie’s newest release Mary’s Simple Graces.
-Kermie has authored 10 Zines including the popular Desert Rain and Mary Magdalene Ain’t No HO. Kermie lives and writes in Tucson, AZ – “where the skies are not cloudy all day.”
Ron Lancaster has been telling stories since he was three years old according to his mother who revealed that unfortunate incident with the missing cookies.
Undeterred by that scrape with authority he kept refining his stories to an ever finer point until 1992 when he opened the first night club devoted to storytelling called the Storyteller Café in Los Angeles and another one of the same name in Mesa in 2000.
Ron has long been associated with Tucson’s Tellers of Tales regaling audiences with his unbelievable and oft times humorous tales of personal mischief and naïveté.
He is author of five books including the ever popular How I Helped Win World War II: Memoirs of a Five Year Old. Between all the yarns and tall tales, Ron has earned a living as a financial administrator and teacher.
Ana Gaskin (Curator) recently moved here from Baltimore, has lived in Iowa, raised in California and was born in Mexico. Ana has tons of stories to tell, and loves to talk, so be careful getting her started. She’s currently working on writing her stories, preferably into a book that you may even enjoy some day. Ana has read several of her stories out loud for events and has also performed monologues. By day she removes her cape and tiara and puts on her glasses so no one recognizes her. Then, she just pretends to be an HR expert.