Odyssey Storytelling Presents: Karma
Curated by Bella Vivante
Produced by Ethel Lee-Miller and Miles Schneiderman
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Show at 7PM Available on YouTube
And on the Odyssey Storytelling Podcast November 13th
How do you flow on the river of life? Have you received instant rewards, or did they arrive after many twists and turns of the universal flow? Or did punishment come fast as lightning or after many spins around the sun? Send a pitch for a personal story you can tell in 10 minutes that relates your experience with Karma. This one promises to produce instant rewards!
Susan Allen: The 1950’s…wonderful years for a young girl growing up in a small Wisconsin town. Years that shaped me into an entrepreneur with a passion for living and the confidence to meet the challenges along the way.
My undergraduate degree is from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; my Masters from the University of Real Life and my PhD from opening and managing overseas businesses, creating five businesses, and adapting/educating myself to the myriad changes that have occurred over my lifetime. I currently own and run 3 businesses: Allen & Associates Creative Services, Susan Allen Jewelry and as a Wellness Advocate for doTerra.
Gail Arrenholz was born on a dairy farm in the Midwest. Her earliest memories: playing healer and midwife to the animals. She began remembering and recording dreams while she engaged in many creative activities. Her destiny was to marry a German farmer, plant some corn and wheat, and milk those cows. Thanks to National Geographic magazine she escaped her fate! After more than 40 years trailblazing in health care from nurse midwifery doing home birth to death doula, the symbol of the cow remains numinous. You can contact Gail at: firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to join her DREAM YOGA & Art group.
Timothy Foran was born in Buffalo NY and enjoyed 25 years in aerospace manufacturing working on the International Space Station with a Master’s Degree in Global Management. He is enjoying a second career writing/acting/directing in Tucson. He appeared in various productions in the Red Barn and Carport Theaters. Currently, he is pursuing standup comedy on Zoom, songwriting, and Improvisational comedy. He is married to his wife Janet for 41 years, a tribute to her endurance, daughter Julie Marshall and grandpa to Jude Marshall who is fascinated with Dump trucks. He enjoys Fishing, Motorcycles, Ukulele Playing & Japanese Karaoke.
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.
Despite that scrape with authority he kept refining his stories to an ever finer point until 1992 he opened the first night club devoted to storytelling called the Storyteller Café in Los Angeles and another one by the same name later in Mesa.
He is author of five books including the ever popular “How I Helped Win World War II: Memoirs of a Five-Year-Old,” and his soon to be released “How to Buy Tires.”
Mary Jo Pollack transplanted to Tucson July, 2014 via Los Angeles, via San Francisco Bay Area, via Los Angeles, via St. Paul. Artists never completely retire, but she withdrew from the 9-5 grind a decade ago. She is passionate about storytelling and has told stories live in Tucson for Odyssey Storytelling, FST!, and Tucson Tellers of Tales, where she is 2nd vice president. Recently, she told stories on a variety of virtual platforms and won Phoenix Moth Story Slam in July, 2020.
Curator: Bella Vivante has shared many personal stories at Odyssey Storytelling and she was an enthusiastic audience greeter and audience member for innumerable live shows. After co-curating the November 2019 show with Ethel Lee-Miller, her karmic path brought her to host this show. From the diversity of her life experiences, including over 30 years as a professor of Classics!, she now enjoys diverse creative outlets as actor, storyteller, writer, dancer, leader of trips to Greece, teacher of lifelong learners, and stand-up comic. Check her and her potential trips out at http://wingedariela.com.
Producer: For Ethel Lee-Miller good karma IS all around. 7 months of pandemic living has only increased the gratitude for 11 years of living in the desert climate. Neighborhood walks and driveway breakfasts, hiking in Saguaro East or Douglas Springs are part of the beauty of Tucson. I’ve widened my Zooming with Unscrewed Theater’s Music Improv class. I’m now used to seeing the Eastside writers, friends, and family in those little Zoom boxes. Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships, are two proud results of my love affair with words. Contact her: https://etheleemiller.com