Odyssey Storytelling Presents: “Big Brother”
Curated By Molly McCloy
Produced by Roscoe Mutz
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Doors at 6:30, show at 7
The Sea of Glass Center for the Arts
330 E. 7th Street
$10 Adults, $7 Students
Tickets available at the door or online here
Doublethink and alternative facts. Ubiquitous cameras, secret recordings, and data breaches. Make one wrong move, and the whole world might be watching. Come join us for stories of surveillance, voyeurism, and brotherly guidance.
Tiffany Palmer escaped Phoenix in 1994 for law school and has been a Philadelphia lawyer for the past 20 years. She is a mom to an 11-year-old daughter, a Girl Scout Leader, and an amateur paranormal investigator. This is her first time at Odyssey storytelling.
Abby Louise Jensen is a Western, mostly small-town, gal, having migrated from Idaho to California to Idaho to California to Washington to Montana to Arizona. She didn’t plan to stay, but has now lived in Arizona longer than anywhere else. However, she still misses the Pacific Northwest and its rivers full of trout. In 2012, Abby made her most recent migration from Prescott to Tucson, where she now smiths words for the Pima County Public Defender Appeals Team. Abby learned the value of story long ago and is happy to return to the Odyssey stage for the second time.
Gina Rooney knew from a fairly young age that she did not want to spend the rest of her life in her hometown in central Illinois. After graduating with a Master’s in Physical Therapy from Marquette University, and a few more years still stuck in Illinois, she packed her bags and diplomas and headed off to the western U.S. as a traveling physical therapist. When she arrived in Tucson in late 2007, she immediately fell in love with the desert and has called Tucson her home ever since. Currently, she owns and operates a cash based physical therapy and massage therapy practice, specializing in myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and deep tissue mobilization.
Leigh D.C. Spencer is the author of Tequila and Cookies and co-author of She Too. She loves cooking, hates cleaning, and is usually covered in dog hair from her beloved pack of 5. Leigh also shares home with a cool husband, inspirational sons, box turtles, and one lonely hermit crab (who made bad life choices by eating his friends). She is a regular performer and board member with FST! Female StoryTellers.
Sharon Schneiderman is a Tucson native. She is a recent graduate of NAU with a BAS in early childhood education and works as a preschool teacher. She is married to the love of her life, “Odyssey sound guy,” Miles. She spends her free time reading, playing board and role-playing games, and crafting.
Mel Blumenthal is on the executive board of FST! Female Storytellers and is launching pilot programs to bring storytelling into the public school system to empower the next generation of tellers of tales. She is a retired professional ballroom dancer who still enjoys a good milonga and loves to salsa and bachata until unreasonable hours of the evening. She is the Vice President of the Advocacy Council for the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. The other cape she wears during the day is as a retirement consultant and community finance educator specializing in financial education and financial planning for women. Likes: Boozy cereal and bathrobes. Dislikes: Right wing politics and skinny jeans.
Molly McCloy (Curator) is a four-time Moth StorySLAM winner with work published in Nerve, Swink, and Slate. She will be teaching a Creative Nonfiction course for Pima Community College beginning January 2019, and she also offers story coaching for individuals and organizations. To find out more contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org