Odyssey Storytelling Presents: Chill
Curated by Joe Silins
Produced by Tony Paniagua
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Doors at 6:30, show at 7
The Sea of Glass Center for the Arts
330 E 7th Street
$10 Adults, $7 Students
Mark your holiday calendars for this must-see show. We’ll be hearing from newcomers to the Odyssey stage and perennial favorites on wide-ranging and riveting stories. Mind-numbing cold and case of frostbite on the snowy slopes of Mt. Aconcagua. A fond remembrance of a snow-filled childhood. Changes in one man’s body that force him to ‘chill.’ A hair-raising story that promises to bring chills. And much more. So stoke your fire, grab your winter jacket, pour yourself a big mug of nog, and come chill with us in December.
Eb Eberlein has been the host and producer of the Southwestern Trails radio series for about 20 years. He has been a wildland firefighter, a wilderness guide, and a teacher. His experiences with being chill include the extreme weather and physical challenges of remote places where mistakes can become fatal.
Jess Kapp is a geologist, educator, and writer. She teaches geology at the University of Arizona, where she is an associate professor of practice and the director of undergraduate studies in the department of geosciences. She is writing a memoir about how death and geology changed her life and set her on a path of self-discovery in the remote Tibetan wilderness. Her latest project, Plucky Ladies, is a podcast that explores female curiosity, perseverance, and feats of excellence through interviews with women across a variety of disciplines, mostly in STEM fields. You can find the podcast at https://soundcloud.com/pluckyladies , or on iTunes. Jess enjoys running, reading, spending time with her husband and two sons, and volunteering for Odyssey Storytelling.
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 The NXT Wrestling Fan, and co-host of the Unspoiled! Twilight Podcast. Links to all his work can be found at www.mjschneiderman.com
Cam Juárez was born to migrant farm worker parents in Yuma, Arizona. Cam holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the UofA in Mexican American Studies, Political Sciences, and Urban Planning. His engagement in the community includes being a founding member of the Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition and a TUSD Governing Board member (2013- 2017). Cam joined the National Park Service in January 2016, and serves as the Community Engagement & Outreach Director for Saguaro National Park. Cam and his wife, Montserrat have a 10 year old son, Julián who is a 5th grader in TUSD.
Joe Pagac is an artist, muralist and world traveler.
Tanu Vyas was born in Jaipur, India and is an elementary school teacher by profession. She’s also an intuitive healer, does reiki, and holds meditation classes.
Brad Lancaster is an opportunistic, exotic weed rooted in the Sonoran Desert where he strives to be of service. Towards that aim he authored the just released, full-color, revised and expanded editions of his books Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond (see HarvestingRainwater.com), and co-founded DesertHarvesters.org. Treasure hunting on bike or foot revives him, thus you’ll often find him scouting a back alley, dumpster, ancient ruin, or water hole. Treasure planting enlivens him, so you can join him digging rain nets, sowing wild food plants, and weaving living corridors through minds and neighborhoods.
Joe Silins (curator): Equal parts starry-eyed idealist and crusty construction worker, Joe hails from Phoenix but likes to think he’s been in Tucson long enough to call himself a local. Joe is self-employed in natural building. He enjoys spending time with friends, yoga-ing, volunteering and talking about how he should be camping and hiking more.