I am a writer and performer of personal and historical narratives, as well as folk tales and myths, that reflect the texture and complexity of family and community life, the blessings and betrayals to be found therein. The tension between intimacy and autonomy is a key theme in my work. I strive to give my audience, reading or listening, an awareness of beauty in the moment, a vision of justice, and inspiration to act effectively and compassionately in the world.
I have performed in a number of Twin Cities venues, including Cheap Theatre at the Black Forest, The Moth Story Slam at the Amsterdam Bar in St. Paul (and the first Moth Grand Slam at the Fitzgerald Theater), Word Spout’s StorySlamMN! at Kieran’s Pub, and Tellabration!(TM) at Open Book, which I organized for five years. I have performed in four Minnesota Fringe Festivals, including one solo show. I have also take my work outside Minnesota to perform at Northlands Storytelling Network and the National Storytelling Network annual conferences. I spent nearly a decade on and off the board of an excellent grassroots arts organization, Story Arts of Minnesota. By day I work in nonprofit development, telling stories of changed lives. Here is where I tell my own.
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