Odyssey Storytelling Presents: Fireworks
Curated by Jess Kapp & Tony Paniagua
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Doors at 6:30, show at 7
The Sea of Glass Center for the Arts
330 E 7th Street
$10 Adults, $7 Students
Advance sale tickets available here.
Bursts of light. Symbols of celebration. Fire in the sky; fire in the heart. A thing of beauty viewed from a distance, or a thing of danger viewed up close. Objects exploding above us or feelings exploding inside us, equally capable of burning down a mountain or a soul. Join us as we celebrate the past and light the flames of the future.
Rollie Grinder is junior at Williams College in Williamstown, MA, where she is studying biology. Although she claims she chose the major because of an interest in marine ecology (and getting a job after she graduates), it can be argued that the underlying motivation for her major is driven by her intense phobia of zombies. She is still convinced that the zombie apocalypse is inevitable, and studying biology in rural New England not only provides her with the knowledge to survive, but is also far enough away from Boston to avoid the initial spread of the virus.
Amanda Gormley is drawn to the stories that capture the connection between us and our environment. She is committed to building bridges that strengthen those connections to make our world a better place. Amanda works for the International Dark-Sky Association, a local nonprofit that protects dark, starry nights. When she’s not working or wrangling her two young children, Amanda is volunteering for other community organizations in Tucson or wondering at the awe found in the Sonoran Desert.
Jim Doherty As the son of a career Air Force Master Sergeant, I spent my formative childhood years trying to behave myself so as not to ruin my father’s career in such places as Tripoli, Libya; Merced, California, and Biloxi, Mississippi. After graduating from high school in 1969 and being unlucky enough to receive a very low draft number, I immediately enlisted in the Air Force and served my country during the Vietnam War (1970-1974) but stationed in Greece. (That is another story for another time.) After successfully protecting Greece from invasion, I then received a B.A in film from Florida Atlantic University and moved to Hollywood to work in the film industry. My love of film (my wife calls it an obsession) stems from the release of Lawrence of Arabia during my three years in Tripoli, working at the base movie theater, and spending my lunch money on camel rides. ( Again, another story.) I moved to Tucson in 1999 and love it more all the time.
Jonathan Grinder was a Tucson resident in the 1990s before moving to Ohio. Fortunate to find his way back, he has lived permanently in Tucson for the last two years. He has two children. Rollie is a junior at Williams College who has a pathological fear of zombies, and Race will be starting 7th grade at a Catholic school where he’ll be negotiating his way as an atheist. It is not known if the two have talked to see if they can help each other with their respective challenges.