Sarah K Smith is a teaching artist, actor, director, scholar, storyteller, traveler, and a baker of pies and potatoes. She just received her MA in Theatre Education and Outreach at the University of Arizona, where she studied theatre as a social, political, and education tool. For her thesis research, she created a personal storytelling and performance workshop and show. She is currently the Education Coordinator for UApresents and hopes to develop more community-based theatre projects in Tucson.
She is from Chicago and arrived in the Tucson desert two and a half years ago. Even though she hates the heat and rocky dirt fields that stand in for lawns, she decided to stay. She now lives in a little apartment with her cute boyfriend and a giant dog. She has been volunteering with Odyssey for the last year and a half and loves being involved in the storytelling process. If you decide to become an Odyssey storyteller, you'll meet Sarah and her steely gaze as the resident timekeeper. Catch Sarah as the host and guest curator of next month's show, New Shoes: The Fashion Show, on March 4 th . You can see examples of her work at her website, the Sarah K Smith Project
C. Michael Woodward is a writer, musician, speaker, consultant, and social justice advocate-in no particular order. Michael currently serves as Co-Chair of the City of Tucson Commission on GLBT Issues
and as Chair of The University of Arizona President's LGBTQ Advisory Council. He is also lead singer of the popular Tucson rock and blues band, Too Much Information. In addition to more than a dozen books on computer software topics, Woodward has published magazine articles, blogs, op-eds, and other writings on a variety of non-fiction topics. His first non-technical book, Little Boy Lost, is currently in development.
Simon Donovan, artist, fool, provocateur, is currently working on his autobiography Cavalcade of Humiliation. He knows he is not necessarily important enough to warrant this memoir, but being self-obsessed he's doing it anyway. He is an object maker, photo taker, and orgasm faker. Big talker, not much action. He makes his living sucking the tit of local government agencies with public art commissions. See more at SimonDonovanpresents.com.
is a paper-craft supply addict and chocoholic. She also fosters greyhounds and is an aspiring student-DJ on KXCI, Community Radio. In her "real life" she is the education director at her synagogue and sells advertising on Too Jewish Radio. This will be Lori's fourth story at Odyssey Storytelling.
Traci Moore loves windy days and blending smoothies from odd leafy vegetables. She could eat up an hour buying a good writing pen and consume an afternoon deciding what to make her almost vegan family for dinner. A writer of short fiction, Traci is also an editor and writing coach who helps writers whip up new recipes at their writing desks. For two years, she inspired people to share their creative gifts with the community through Monsoon Voices, a live literary event she directed with her husband in Phoenix and Oro Valley. www.tracimoore.org.
Richy D. Feinberg: I was born and raised on the lower Eastside of Manhattan. My wife Joyce came from the upper Westside…we met in midtown 54 years ago. I have 3 daughters, and three granddaughters. My lucky number is 7 and that's how many loving females are in my life. In 1993 at age 58 I had a heart attack. Five days later I had quadruple bypass surgery and two months later I had another heart attack. I was depressed, in pain, had anxiety attacks, fearful of the future and was unable to return to my job as an art director. On the advice of my daughters who lived in Tucson, we moved from Syosset L.I. to Tucson nine months after my surgery. In Tucson, I was blessed to discover the "Heart Disease Reversal Program." The program restored my life to a new direction for living and enjoying life. It opened the door for new adventures. I had a one-man watercolor show at DeGrazia Gallery, became a certified practitioner for Bio Touch Healing and for 12 years, volunteered in many positions for the Town of Oro Valley. Presently, I'm the Public Relations Director for the Foundation for Cardiovascular Health/ Heart Series.
ODYSSEY STORYTELLING PHOTOS and BIOS
FEB 4, 2010 - "Exposed:
Naked in Public"
Videographer, Luanne Withee & timekeeper, Nancy Mayginnes
Odyssey ghost storyteller