Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Odyssey Storytelling Presents: "DIY"

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Odyssey Storytelling Presents:
Curated by Roscoe Mutz
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
The Screening Room, 
127 E. Congress Street, Tucson, $8

Taking matters into your own hands.  Not leaving it to the experts and regretting/feeling content with that decision.  Self realization.  Self esteem.  Self pleasure!  How do you do it yourself?

Storytellers: Odyssey Storytelling founder, Penelope Starr; President of Story Theatre International, Doug Stevenson; artist, Frank Powers; co-director of The Land With No Name, Sanctuary for Homeless Sculpture, Kate Long Hodges; Jim Walmann; and more!

Storyteller Bios:  

Penelope Starr is a writer, artist, founder and producer of Odyssey Storytelling, workshop presenter, restorer of Navajo rugs, LGBT advocate and citizen folklorist. Most of her accomplishments have been learned on the job. Her book, Voices Uncensored: The Radical Act of Community Storytelling will be out in 2016. You can find her atwww.Penelopestarr.com.

Doug Stevenson is a former actor who spent 13 years in Hollywood seeking fame and fortune. He found neither, but he did learn a lot about storytelling while acting in plays and studying acting. For the last 20 years Doug has been a professional speaker, trainer and speakers coach with his company Story Theater International. He is the creator of the Story Theater Method, which is the science of the art of storytelling and humor for business presentations. His clients include Microsoft, Google, Caterpillar, US Bank, Wells Fargo, Bristol Myers Squibb and a small plumbing company in Minneapolis.

Kate Long Hodges grew up on an apple farm in Vermont, then moved to Tucson in 2003 and received her Masters of Fine Arts in Sculptire from the U of A in 2006.  She currently co-directs The Land With No Name, Sanctuary For Homeless Sculpture, with sculptor Ted Wade Springer. This is a 25 acre habitat for outdoor sculpture (international and local artists' work) and a retreat space for artists to come make their art, and for community members to come and simply be. It is s high desert grassland located 35 miles southwest of Tucson in the Sierrita mountains.  The Land With No Name is a real DIY kind of place. www.thelandwithnoname.net.

More bios coming soon!


Roscoe Mutz is a writer, movie buff, karaoke junkie, and purveyor of puns, sarcasm, and juvenile humor.  He is also a business and employment lawyer at Farhang & Medcoff in Tucson.  Before moving to Tucson in November of 2011, he co-founded a storytelling event in Boston called Truth Be Told! Storytelling.

Venue: The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress Street, Tucson.

            Parking information found here, and a map identifying downtown parking areas here.



We’ve chosen themes for 2016 to make it easier for future 
storytellers to see where your favorite personal story will fit in.

Next Up 

January 7, 2016: “DIY”
The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress, Tucson.

Do You have a story? Contact us!


Storytelling is a way to make connections with diverse and different people that you may not meet in your every day life. Because these stories are from our lives they may be amazing, messy, enlightening, disturbing, and entertaining . . . and more.

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