As you all know by now, due to the inadvisability of gathering in large groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, Odyssey Storytelling decided to cancel our April show, “Kale (And Other Reversals of Fortune).” Because Odyssey is a non-profit that relies almost entirely on ticket sales, this left us in a bit of a bind, which is why we took to Facebook to ask for donations. And you responded beautifully, prompting us to raise our goal amount not once, but twice! Thank you so, so much for your support during this time.
Now, since you all raised your game for us, we want to raise ours for you! Our May 14th production, “Savage,” will be a pre-recorded storytelling event, curated by the superlative Jess Kapp, and will be available both on YouTube and via the Odyssey Storytelling Podcast. Storytellers include Ana Gaskin, Sergio Gonzalez, and Marty Pepper! We recognize that not everyone finds the digital world easy to navigate, so we’re going into this with the goal of making “Savage” as accessible as possible for ANYONE. The exact date that the show will become available has not yet been set, but we will be posting that information here, as well as sending out an email to those on our mailing list. So keep an eye out for more info! And remember, you can find the Odyssey Storytelling Podcast on any podcast app, or here:
In addition to “Savage,” Odyssey is more committed than ever to making stories from our community available to others and providing a platform to the many voices of Tucson. We also know that, given recent events, some of you probably have some pretty good stories! With that in mind, we’re putting out an open call for story submissions for the Odyssey Storytelling Podcast! If you have the means to record a audio version of your story, do so, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to record a story but aren’t sure how, send an email anyway! We will put you in touch with our podcast producer, Miles Schneiderman, who will help you get your story out into the world! Stories are more important than ever at this moment in history, and so are our communities. Let your voice be heard, and help us use the power of storytelling to draw together and strengthen the Odyssey community as we traverse the unknown landscape of a post-COVID world.
Thank you, once again, for all your love and support. We hope you’re staying safe, staying home, and most importantly, staying the course. We will get through this, together!